Ghost of Tsushima is making its way from the PlayStation to the silver screen.
Sucker Punch Productions has announced that a movie adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima is in the works in collaboration with Sony Pictures. The film will bring the tale of Jin Sakai, along with his adaptive katana combat, to a “whole new vantage point.”
Heading up the project is action master Chad Stahelski, who successfully kicked off the Keanussaince with the brilliant John Wick series. Sucker Punch is ecstatic over the hire, claiming that the stuntman turned director has produced “some of the finest action scenes ever created”. Combat is a major focus of the 2020 PlayStation exclusive, so with experience bringing visceral action to film, Stahelski could be the perfect choice to helm this project.
With video game movie adaptations having a sketchy history, Ghost of Tsushima is primed to buck that trend. A real-world setting steeped in the history of the Mongol invasions – and framed within a samurai epic – makes the movie a recipe for success.
During its announcement, Sucker Punch casually announced that the critically acclaimed hit has sold more than 6.5 million copies since its launch in July last year.
While there is no word on a potential release year, fans will be eager to visit Tsushima once again when the movie adaptation finally hits the big screen.
Special delivery for you
If you want to keep on top of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Play three top Xbox games for free this weekend
Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play three more games for free for a limited time.
Graveyard Keeper gets new DLC in time for Halloween
The world's best resting place management sim, Graveyard Keeper, is getting new DLC just in time for the spooky season.
Xbox deals update: Save on Assassin’s Creed and DC games
This week's Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S deals include the Batman and Assassin's Creed franchises, plus savings on games...
New PlayStation Store releases: October 18-22, 2021
This week's lineup of PlayStation Store releases includes the long-awaited remaster of Toy Soldiers and House of Ashes.
New Xbox releases: October 18-22, 2021
House of Ashes – The Dark Pictures and My Friend Peppa Pig are among this week's new Xbox Series X|S...
New Nintendo Switch releases: October 18-22, 2021
Dying Light and The Caligula Effect 2 are among this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons to get a huge free update and paid DLC
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting an enormous free content update and a new paid DLC expansion.
Back 4 Blood review
Back 4 Blood is a rip-roaring zombie killing time, but without the right zombie slayers by your side, it's an...