Ghost of Tsushima is getting its film adaptationPublished April 16, 2021
Ghost of Tsushima will get its movie adaptation. The date of the premiere or the start of the shooting is still unknown, but it is certain that the movie will be produced by Sony Pictures.
The visual masterpiece whose mesmerizing landscapes provided a cinematic experience, Ghost of Tsushima, is being turned into a movie. It is what so many players wished for, and it is now official. – The film adaptation is in progress.
Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure, stealth, 3rd-person perspective video game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2020. With a unique exploration of the environment, this game unfolds in an open world without requiring any guidance.
Thanks to its original combat system, astonishing visuals, and stellar storytelling, Ghost of Tsushima earned favorable critics and various nominations. It is no wonder that it will cease to be just a game. Sony Pictures and Playstation Productions are making a movie and bringing Ghost of Tsushima to big screens.
Ghost of Tsushima proved to be a success after selling over 6.5 million copies since its release. It is why the expectations of the film adaptation are high. What do we know about its development so far?
John Wick’s director, Chad Stahelski, will now direct a movie about the samurai warrior Jin Sakai and its efforts to fight off the massive Mongol army and defend the Tsushima island. Since the game already found inspiration in Akira Kurosawa movies, this feels like a natural move, and PlayStation confirmed the news on its blog.
“We are happy to partner with Sony Pictures to make this happen. And Jin is in very good hands with the film’s director. Chad Stahelski created something special with John Wick. His vision for what could be, backed up by years of experience, combined to create some of the finest action scenes ever created. If anyone could bring to life the razor-sharp tension of Jin’s katana combat, it’s Chad Stahelski”, said Nate Fox, the game director for PlayStation’s blog.
Moreover, Chad Stahelski, Jason Spitz, and Alex Young will produce the game on behalf of their company 87Eleven Entertainment. PlayStation productions will place Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan as producers. Sucker Punch Productions has the role of the executive producer, tasking Peter Kang for overseeing the development.
The movie production highlights the success of Ghost of Tsushima, especially considering that the game is less than one-year-old, but it already garnered worldwide attention. It is an addition to the milestones this future samurai classic achieved in a few months since its release.
Let’s not forget that the lead developers became Tsushima’s tourism ambassadors thanks to promoting the island through the game. The creative director Jason Connell and game director Nate Fox had the honor of getting this position this March.
The two developers will be permanent tourism ambassadors for Tsushima island, as the Tsushima city in Nagasaki confirmed. The city major himself announced this initiative that the game inspired, hoping to attract more tourists who will want to visit the real-life Ghost of Tsushima island.
The mayor, Hiroki Hitakatsu, explained that the two devs earned this title thanks to how they represented the island to the world:
“[Fox and Connell] spread the name and history of Tsushima to the whole world in such a wonderful way. Even a lot of Japanese people do not know the history of the Gen-ko period. When it comes to the world, the name and location of Tsushima is literally unknown, so I cannot thank them enough for telling our story with such phenomenal graphics and profound stories.”
Despite the global COVID-19 disruption, Ghost of Tsushima is experiencing one success after another, reinforcing the quality of this mesmerizing hit.