• [NEWS] "Ghost of Tsushima" video game adapation in development

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Fri Mar 26 09:16:27 2021
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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Sony & Chad Stahelski teaming for Ghost of Tsushima film adaptation
    Nearly a year after the game first hit shelves to rave reviews from
    critics and gamers alike, Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions
    have begun development on a film adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima 
    and have enlisted John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski to direct,
    according to Deadline.

    "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 in a
    statement. "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."

    The film is set to be produced by Stahelski alongside 87 Eleven
    Entertainment partners Alex Young and Jason Spitz, while Qizilbash
    and Center Swan will produce on behalf of PlayStation Productions
    and Sucker Punch Productions, the developer behind the hit title,
    will serve as executive producers on the project and Peter Kang will
    oversee it for the studio.

    Tsushima will mark the latest PlayStation title to receive a screen
    adaptation treatment under the new Sony Pictures/PS Production
    partnership, the first big-screen project being the
    Tom Holland-fronted Uncharted, currently in production and targeting
    a February 2022 release, and HBO's The Last of Us series from 
    Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and starring Pedro Pascal
    (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) in the central

    The action-adventure title takes place in 1274. Samurai warriors
    are the legendary defenders of Japan, until the fearsome Mongol
    Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering
    the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise
    from the ashes to fight back. But honorable tactics won't lead you
    to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a
    new way of fighting-the way of the Ghost - as you wage an
    unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.

    With Tsushima on the brink of destruction, Jin Sakai must sacrifice
    everything to defeat the ruthless Mongol invaders and protect what's
    left of his home and people. As he embarks on an epic adventure for
    the freedom of Tsushima, he is forced to set aside samurai
    traditions and become a new kind of warrior.

    Ghost of Tsushima made a big splash at the 2019 Game Awards and
    became the PlayStation 4's fastest-selling first-party original IP
    debut with over 2.4 million units sold within its first three days
    of sales and just recently crossing a new milestone as the title
    recently crossed the 6.5 million copies sold mark this month.


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