Witness Ghost of Tsushima’s Epic Tale on the Big Screen
Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are working on a film adaptation of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima. The game, originally developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment has been met with critical praise since its release in July 2020, and it seems Sony hopes to continue that success with a new film.
According to a report from Deadline, the movie will see Chad Stahelski, known for his work on the John Wick films, as the director. Stahelski, along with Alex Young and Jason Spitz will produce the film through their company 87Eleven Entertainment, alongside PlayStation Production’s Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Chad and 87Eleven Entertainment, to bring their vision of Jin’s story to the big screen,” Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions told Deadline. “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.”
Sucker Punch Productions will serve as Executive Producers and will be lead by Peter Kang.
Assuming the film will follow the same narrative as the game, we’ll soon be able to see the story of Jin Sakai on the big screen. Jin wakes up after a devastating battle with the invading Moguls and believes himself to be the last surviving member of his clan. Jin has to decide whether to stay true to his beliefs as a Samurai or to steer off the beaten path in the fight to take back Tsushima.
A film adaption of Ghost of Tsushima really brings things full-circle as the game itself takes heavy inspiration from Samurai films. Ghost of Tsushima has not only been a successful video game but has had a meaningful impact on Tsushima Island. The game’s community has even helped fundraise to cover the costs to repair a Torii Gate that was destroyed during a storm on Tsushima island, and the game’s developers were recently declared official Tourism Ambassadors for the island.