Gaming fans worldwide are sure to rejoice at the announcement of Sony’s plans to adapt the hugely successful action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima into a live-action movie.
According to online news site Deadline, Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are teaming up with director Chad Stahelski (John Wick) to bring the action-adventure game to the big screen.
What is Ghost of Tsushima About?
Ghost of Tsushima tells the story of a samurai warrior, Jin Sakai, who must set aside the traditions which have shaped his moral code as a warrior in order to wage an unconventional war to free the island of Tsushima from Mongol invasion. Set in 1274 Japan (during a real-life historical event), the game is a love letter to the samurai genre.
The Ghost of Tsushima movie will probably follow a similar story.
The game, which is developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, sold more than 2.4 million units worldwide in the first 3 days of its launch and has sold over 6.5 million copies since its debut in July 2020.
A Ghost of Tsushima Movie
“We are happy to partner with Sony Pictures to make this happen,” said Ghost of Tsushima game director Nate Fox in a statement posted to the PlayStation Blog. “And Jin is in very good hands with the film’s director. Chad Stahelski created something special with John Wick. His vision for what could be, backed up by years of experience, combined to create some of the finest action scenes ever created. If anyone could bring to life the razor-sharp tension of Jin’s katana combat, it’s Chad Stahelski.”
Stahelski, Alex Young and Jason Spitz will be producing through their company 87Eleven Entertainment whilst Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will produce on behalf of PlayStation Productions. Sucker Punch Productions will serve as Executive Producers and Peter Kang will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
This Ghost of Tsushima movie is one of several onscreen adaptations by PlayStation Productions, including the major motion picture Uncharted starring Tom Holland (which is set for release in July of 2021- Yay!) and HBO’s television series The Last of Us starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
When Will The Movie Release?
There is currently no additional information on when exactly the adaptation will make its way to the big screen or who might play the lead role, but as soon as there is something new to report we will be sure to let you all know.