Ghost Of Tsushima Film In The Works; John Wick Director, Chad Stahelski Set To Head Project

Ghost of Tsushima was released in July of 2020 with a favorable reception from fans and critics alike. Sucker Punch delivered a full-length campaign at launch and a free co-op multiplayer expansion a few months after release. The game is officially the fastest-selling new IP for PlayStation Studios. As of this writing, Ghost has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide.

It’s safe to say the game was a success and with this recent announcement, there’s more yet to come. First reported by Deadline, Sony has officially announced that a Ghost of Tsushima film is in the works. Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions will be developing the film.

The film is set to be directed by Chad Stahelski, who many may know was the director of the John Wick movies. Head of PlayStation Productions, Asad Qizilbash, and Senior Producer – IP Expansion, Carter Swan will serve as Executive Producers. Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures, Peter Kang will work on the behalf of Sucker Punch.

In a PlayStation Blog post, Game Director at Sucker Punch, Nate Fox released a statement following the announcement. You can read an excerpt of that statement below.

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.

As a newly appointed ambassador for the real Island of Tsushima, I’d like to formally say- visit when it’s safe to, if you get a chance. The island is beautiful, the people are warm, and the history is all around you. If you’re very, very lucky you’ll spot a Tsushima Cat. Then later, when the Ghost of Tsushima movie comes out, you can tell your friends about how you’ve been to the beach where the Mongols landed.

I know I speak for everyone at Sucker Punch by sending out a massive THANK YOU to Ghost fans. Your support for the game is what makes opportunities like a movie come true. It’s been a sincere pleasure checking out your photo-mode images posted online and fighting alongside you in Legends. We’re so happy to be on this ride with you.

Nate Fox, Game Director of Sucker Punch Productions

Sony is definitely intent on working to bring their games to live-action in some way. With The Last of Us series on HBO, the Uncharted film set to release in 2022, and now this announcement of the Ghost of Tsushima film, who knows what might be next.

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