One of 2020’s best video games and game of the year nominee is getting the film treatment it deserves, as Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are working on a Ghost of Tsushima movie, with John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski directing.
The news on the movie adaptation comes exclusively from Deadline, with details below.
Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are developing a film adaptation of the hugely successful action adventure game Ghost of Tsushima, with Chad Stahelski attached to direct. The game recently crossed a massive milestone of selling over 6.5 million copies since its July 2020 debut.
The game is developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and centers around samurai warrior Jin Sakai, the last surviving member of his clan, who must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.
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.
Released exclusively for the PS4 on July of last year, Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure stealth game that became the fastest selling IP title that year — selling 2.4 million copies in three days. A movie adaptation of this video game is a no brainer for its style and visuals alone, and will be handled by the man who directed Keanu Reeves in his best action film role in modern cinema today.
If you haven’t played the game you definitely should — check out our review of it here.