Vin Diesel announces he’s starring in a video game movie
Ahh the video game movie. A very unique and challenging little subgenre that has delivered some of the best and worst movies of all time. If you ask this editor (and you have no choice as I’m writing this article) to name a good one, I say silent Hill all day. Detective Pikachu wasn’t bad either and Sonic 1 & 2 passed the environmental test. Just about. If you ask me to name a bad one, I’ll make a general gesture at literally everything else.
What better way for Hollywood mega-star Vin Diesel to come and wade through the quagmire then, announcing he’ll be starring in a video game movie of his own, and it’s based on one of the most popular multiplayer games ever. ever achieved – ARK: Survival Evolved.
The savviest among you will know that Diesel will already be starring in the sequel to ARK the video game, called ARCH 2, with the trailer showing him literally riding a dinosaur. Check it out below.
Taking to Instagram to reveal his new venture, Diesel described ARK: Survival Evolved as the “best game right now” and explained how his son introduced him to the title before declaring that “every true gamer is excited about ARK 2.!!!” It’s certainly not biased in any way, as you can see.
There is already ARK: The Animated Series which is set to drop later this year along with heavyweights such as David Tennant, Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Butler, Elliot Page and Russel Crowe, but there’s no suggestion it’s related to the movie in any way.
There’s no release date for the film yet, and there’s no real way of knowing how long it’s been in the works, so it’s very difficult to pinpoint a rough time frame. What we do know is that ARCH 2 will arrive sometime in 2023. It’s entirely possible that if the workings of the film have been hijacking behind the scenes for a while, we could see the two coincide in their releases for maximum ARK hype.