The gaming audience is huge. I think Hollywood gets that. There's already been countless video game adaptations, including the likes of 'Super Mario Bros', 'Hitman', 'Mortal Kombat', Tomb Raider' and 'Resident Evil', just to name a few. And yes, some of these films made a decent earning at the box office, but the thing is, pretty much all video game adaptations have one thing in common: they absolutely suck. Why cant anyone get it right? What's missing? Has that one home run of a movie based on a video game just not been made yet?
So what happens if even one of these are a critical and financial hit? Well, we would have get used to the video game movies. I see these movies, Warcraft and Assassin's Creed, as experiments for the studios. Sure, theres already more video game adaptations slated to come out over the years, most notably Sony's Uncharted, but if Warcraft or Assassin's Creed takes off, expect tons of announcements of upcoming video game adaptations. God of War, Call of Duty; You name it, it'll eventually be on the big screen.
Hollywood will run with video game movies, but we just need that one film to win everyone over. It's coming, whether you like it or not. Video game movies are coming. The demand may not quite be here yet, and thats okay. Give time for video game films to find their footing, then expect the new Hollywood craze.