is now officially in development, all due to the success Samurai has had on the PS4, now its honorable legacy is headed to the big screen.
Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are developing a film adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima, with John Wick director Chad Stahelski at the helm.
According to a new report from Deadline, Stahelski will work alongside producers Alex Young and Jason Spitz with his company 87Eleven Entertainment. Peter Kang of game developer Sucker Punch Productions will oversee the project on behalf of the studio, which will serve as executive producer.
The film will adapt the story of Ghost of Tsushima, which follows the journey of samurai warrior Jin Sakai as he fights for the freedom of the island of Tsushima.
Stahelski has long been the director of the hugely popular John Wick series of action films, and is set to return for the upcoming John Wick 4, which is scheduled for release in 2022. At the moment it is unclear what stage of development the Ghost of Tsushima movie is in, so there is no confirmed shooting or release date yet.
“We are thrilled to partner 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 are passionate about our games, ensuring we can create rich adaptations that excite our fans and new audiences.”dijo Asad Qizilbash, Jefe de PlayStation Productions.
Ghost of Tsushima itself is heavily influenced by samurai films, particularly the classic Kurosawa films, to the point that the game includes a black and white mode to emulate the visual effects of those films. It will be interesting to see if the film adaptation draws on those same points, or goes its own way.
@wil-walteros Source: Matt Purslow – IGN