What can this John Wick director bring to video game adaptations?
I love Chad Stahleski. He's one of the inventive minds behind the world of John Wick, and his visuals have transformed the way we watch action cinema. That's why I was so pumped to see that he was broadening his horizons and taking on an adaptation of one of the most immersive and fun video games.
Ghost of Tsushima is a Playstation 4 game in which the player controls Jin Sakai, a samurai on a quest to protect Tsushima Island during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. It's as badass as it sounds.
Well, Deadline reported that Stahelski will also produce the film adaptation of the game alongside Alex Young and Jason Spitz via their company, 87Eleven Entertainment. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will produce on behalf of PlayStation Productions. Sucker Punch Productions, which developed the 2020 video game, will serve as an executive producer on this epic story.
“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,” Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions, said in a statement to Deadline.
While we have no other details at the moment, this marks another huge video game to be tackled within Hollywood, with The Last of Us getting the HBO treatment and Uncharted becoming a large-scale adventure movie.
I have to admit, the idea of a John Wick-style actioner with samurai seems very much up my alley. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.