Despite being a massive hit for the developer and Microsoft since the game launched in 2006, the journey of getting this game adaptation to the screen has ben a long one. Starting back in 2007, there were countless plans thrown around, budgets drawn up and directors hired and fired. It was planned as a live action, then a CGI film, a prequel then a sequel.
As of 2017, Universal Pictures has got the rights and they’ve got a plan to not re-tread any of the 5 games so far, but to tell a new story in the universe.
That’s a similar tactic to the Assassins Creed adaptation and the Dark Tower movie. We saw how well that worked out. But if anyone can make it work, it’s Bautista.