‘GHOST OF TSUSHIMA’ FILM IN THE WORKS FROM ‘JOHN WICK’ DIRECTOR
A full-length feature film based on Sucker Punch Studios’ Ghost of Tsushima has been announced by Sony and its movie wing PlayStation Productions.
The film will be directed by Chad Stahelski, who previously directed all three John Wick movies, and will be made in partnership with Stahelski’s production company 87Eleven Entertainment. Game director Nate Fox announced the movie in a PlayStation Blog post, saying, “To think that we could sit in the theater someday watching Jin Sakai up on the big screen is amazing.”
Fox spoke highly of Stahelski in his post. “Jin is in very good hands with the film’s director,” he said. “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.”
“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, said of the project. “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.”
Ghost of Tsushima became the fastest-selling original IP in PlayStation history when it launched in July 2020, selling 2.4 million copies in the first month. To date it has reached 6.5 million in sales and, according to Fox, “roughly half” of those players reached the end of the game.
“Can you believe that?” Fox said. “That’s around 3.25 million times the digital Mongols have been kicked out of digital Tsushima.”
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