Sony & PlayStation Productions Team Up For Ghost of Tsushima Movie Adaptation

"The proud do not endure. The greatest of us fall in the end."

Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima

According to Deadline, Sony and PlayStation Productions are making a film adaptation of the action adventure game Ghost of Tsushima. They have also tapped on John Wick’s Chad Stahelski to direct the feature film.

The game is centered on samurai warrior Jin Sakai, the last surviving member of his clan, who finds himself having to set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior in order to pursue freedom for Tsushima.

In a statement, the head of PlayStation Productions Asad Qizilbash commented: “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.”

Considering the love for the game and its popularity (the game recently sold over 6.5 million copies since its July 2020 debut), the decision to adapt it for film comes as no surprise. Movies based on games haven’t really performed well with the critics (the best performing games movie seems to be Angry Birds 2 – what?), but the box office returns are a different story.

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, with one of its main selling points being its narrative, making it perfectly suitable for film adaptation.

Stahelski is about to start shooting John Wick 4 though, so it may be a while before this project is up and running.

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