Sony is very serious with the adaptations of its video games in film and television. Via Deadline, we learn that Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are developing a film based on the recent Ghost of tsushima, the action game for PlayStation 4 set in feudal Japan, and that already had a great influence of samurai cinema (including a cinema filter, in black and white).
Chad Stahelski, the director of the trilogy of John wick, will be the one who brings the story of Jin Sakai to the big screen, and who will produce with his company 87Eleven Entertainment. “We love working with partners like Chad who are passionate about our games, ensuring that we can create rich adaptations that fans and new audiences will love.“says Asad Qizilbash, director of PlayStation Productions.
Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan to produce from PlayStation Productions; and Peter Kang of Sucker Punch (game developers) will also serve as producer. Of course, its filming would not begin until we finish filming John Wick 4, which will take place in summer.
Sony is betting very hard on movies and series badasas in the IP of PlayStation, through this new label, PlayStation Productions. The first to leave will be the Uncharted movie with Tom Holland, scheduled for February 2022, after several delays, although it is already filmed. Then the series of The HBO series The Last of Us, created by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), who recently confirmed Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, respectively.
Recently, Sony said it had 3 movies and 7 TV series in development based on its franchises. What other PlayStation games would you like to see adapted for the big or small screen?