It’s been nearly a year since the Playstation’s new IP was released. So a “Ghost of Tsushima” movie comes is a nice surprise.
The game quickly became a hit, selling more than 2 million copies during the first three days.
Did you expect a film adaptation of the game? We certainly didn’t.
The rumours that were running wild during early March were confirmed on March 25th. The former stuntman and director of the John Wick movies, Chad Stahleski, is set to direct this film.
Along with Jason Spitz and Alex Young, the trio’s company, 87Eleven Entertainment, will be taking the helm, with help from Carter Swan and Asad Qizilbash, the Head of PlayStation Productions.
Peter Kang will provide his expertise on behalf of the developer of Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch Studios.
“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 has a passion for our games, ensuring we can create rich adaptations that will excite our fans and new audiences.”Asad Qizilbash – Head of PlayStation Productions
Sony has been infiltrating the movie industry lately, with many of its IPs turning into movies.
While the Ratchet and Clank movie, that was released in 2016, wasn’t the biggest hit, Sony Entertainment fans have a lot to expect from the upcoming film adaptations of Uncharted and The Last Of Us.
As for Ghost of Tsushima, the story is set in the island of Tsushima, Japan, during the Mongol invasion of the island in 1274.
The main character, Jin Sakai, is the last samurai warrior from his clan.
He needs to roam the island, in order to recruit locals, as well as use unorthodox practices to fight off the invading Mongol army.
The game has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide, and was also nominated for a number of different awards at Game Awards 2020. These include the Game Of The Year, Best Narrative as well as Best Game Direction nominations.
The actor who portrayed Jin Sakai, Daisuke Tsuji, was nominated for the Best Performer award.
Chad Stahleski’s choice to direct this film is a very interesting one.
Stahleski is known for directing the three John Wick movies, one of the most successful movie franchises in the past few years, and one of the most lucrative ones, having grossed over $600 million.
The weird thing about Stahleski’s choice is that he has started filming John Wick 4, pushing back the production of the Ghost of Tsushima movie. This means that you shouldn’t expect to see this film anytime soon. But, Sony has got you covered.
The film adaptation of Uncharted is set to be released in early 2022. The film’s initial release date was July 2021, but that got delayed. However, HBO’s Last Of Us, the TV series based on The Last Of Us video game, is set to launch this year.
The Metal Gear Solid movie is coming very soon (TBA).