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.
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.