With Nate Fox, the Game Director at Sucker Punch
- the first-party Sony studio behind the great Ghost of Tsushima
- making the announcement
. As a cinematic tale set in feudal Japan, Ghost is not only memorable but evocative of classic Samurai cinema. Which makes a film adaptation very cool news, but also one that makes us a little uneasy in the sense that it won't be easy to condense the game's lengthy tale into a satisfying movie.
That said the action will probably be dope, with Ghost of Tsushima: The Movie set to be directed by Chad Stahelski -- the creative force behind the John Wick trilogy. Plus, if the team at Sucker Punch are on board and Sony is taking the care this would need -- that means this is in good hands.
"We are happy to partner with Sony Pictures to make this happen," writes Nate Fox. "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."
Again, as an adaptation this makes perfect sense. As per our review
, "In terms of its presentation you can feel the thought, care and passion put into the story of Samurai Jin Sakai as his home on Tsushima Island suffers at the hands of invading Mongols in the year 1274. Throughout its lengthy and rewarding narrative there are several cinematic flourishes that call upon the greats from the Samurai genre."
With Sony also still prepping an Uncharted film, this news definitely paves the way for morre first-party titles getting the movie treatment.