We already knew that Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions were working on bringing several of their series to the small and the big screen. After the The Last of Us or Twisted Metal series and the Uncharted movie, the film adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima, the game published exclusively for PS4 in 2020, and developed by Sucker Punch, creators of Infamous, has just been confirmed.
Ghost of Tsushima has already sold 6.5 million games since its launch in 2020
After having surpassed 6.5 million games sold since its premiere, Ghost of Tsushima will be turned into a film to bring to the big screen the historical events that happened to the island of Tsushima under the prism of Jin Sakai , the protagonist of the video game and the last survivor of his clan. In addition, we already know the first details of the adaptation, which will feature a renowned filmmaker in the director’s chair.
Stahelski, Alex Young and Jason Spitz are producing through their company 87Eleven Entertainment. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will produce on behalf of PlayStation Productions. Sucker Punch Productions will serve as Executive Producers. Peter Kang is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Chad and 87Eleven Entertainment, to bring their vision of Jin’s story to the big screen. We love working with creative partners like Chad, who have a passion for our games, ensuring we can create rich adaptations that will excite our fans and new audiences.” said Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions.
Ghost of Tsushima, a hit on PS4
Ghost of Tsushima is PlayStation 4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut, selling more than 2.4 million units worldwide in its first 3 days. The game was one of the top nominees for the Game Awards 2020 with several nominations, including Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, and Best Performer for Daisuke Tsuji. This will mark the second film to come out of the partnership between Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions, with Uncharted currently in post-production and set to be released on February 11, 2022. Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are also developing the TV series The Last of Us for HBO, with Craig Mazin attached to write and executive produce.
At the moment, it is unknown when the Ghost of Tsushima movie is scheduled to premiere. Stahelski is about to start shooting John Wick 4, after directing the first three films, so it appears to be a long-term project, which will be released after the The Last of Us series or the Uncharted movie, announced for February 11, 2022. .