The aesthetically cinematic Ghost of Tsushima will become truly cinematic with a film adaptation. So, we close the circle.
Based on real historical events and designed to resemble real samurai movies, the super popular Ghost of Tsushima for PlayStation is about to become a movie based on a game based on a movie, because there are no new ideas (I checked).
According to Deadline, the film Ghost of Tsushima is being directed by Chad Stahelski (all John Wick films) for Sony Pictures in partnership with PlayStation Productions. Peter Kang will oversee production on behalf of the game’s development studio, Sucker Punch Productions. The studio is also an executive producer.
Set in 13th-century Japan, Ghost of Tsushima follows samurai Jin Sakai on a mission to defend the island of Tsushima from the Mongol invasion. Along the way, he must use un honorable tactics and pat all the adorable foxes, while the cherry blossoms swirl in the winds of his inner torment. The game was widely praised for its cinematic aesthetics and even features a Kurosawa Mode that allows players to experience the game in a way that reflects Akira Kurosawa’s legendary film style. In addition, Ghost of Tsushima has sold over 6.5 million copies since its release in July 2020, so obviously they were going to make a movie.
Without a doubt, it will be beautiful.