The reputation of film adaptations of video games isn’t great, but as long as video games continue to sell millions of copies, the most successful ones will still be transformed into films. And now, Ghost of Tsushima joins the ranks of video games brought to the big screen. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions revealed on March 25, 2021, that they were working on a Ghost of Tsushima film with John Wick director Chad Stahelski at the helm.
It’s not often that a video game based on an original property becomes a major hit, but Ghost of Tsushima has done just that, earning it a cinematic adaptation. The PlayStation 4 version of the PlayStation exclusive game was released on July 17, 2020, while the PlayStation 5 update was released on November 12. Ghost of Tsushima sold over 2.4 million copies in just three days following the PS4 release, making it PlayStation’s fastest-selling intellectual property. Six million five hundred thousand copies have been sold in less than a year since its release. It’s not just one of the best PlayStation games, but one of the best games ever.
That’s a lot of people who could see the film, but it’s also a lot of people who need to like the film. Not at all!
Information regarding the film adaptation of “Ghost of Tsushima” is detailed below.
When will the movie Ghost of Tsushima be released?
Fans of Ghost of Tsushima, we are sorry to inform you that you may have to wait a little bit longer. There is currently no word on whether or not the movie has officially begun shooting, despite the fact that production on it has already begun. Considering all of this, along with the fact that Chad Stahelski is now working on a number of projects, including the forthcoming John Wick installment (John Wick 4), it is probably reasonable to assume that we won’t be receiving the Ghost of Tsushima for at least a couple of years. The date that is most likely to occur is at some point in 2024.
Ghost of Tsushima Movie Cast:
There have been no confirmed castings as of yet. Nevertheless, we may still think about which characters from the game might be in the film, even if it’s far too early to guess who might be in the movie.
The choice of Jin Sakai appears to be an easy one. He plays a key role in the game as the lone survivor of a samurai order and the leader of the fight back against the Mongol invasion. That indicates the Mongol general and grandson of Genghis Khan Khotun Khan would most likely play the villainous role in the film adaptation. Lord Shimura, Jin’s uncle, and overlord is another obvious candidate; the Mongols kidnap him at the beginning of the game, prompting Jin to launch a rescue mission.
Based on the video game, the film could have characters like Yuna the thief, Taka the blacksmith, Sensei Ishikawa the archer, Kenji the merchant and con artist, and Lady Masako Adachi the warrior.
Ghost of Tsushima Movie Plot
Without the story’s primary protagonist, Jin Sakai, the adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima just wouldn’t be the same. The epic trip that Jin goes on in order to defend feudal Japan from an invasion by the Mongols will be at the center of the narrative of the upcoming film.
He will be engaging in combat with a number of the most skilled swordsmen in the Genkai Sea, which is located in the northern region of Kyushu in Japan. Jin, along with the other master samurais, is tasked with maintaining his combat style while still surviving. All of these are things that he needs to accomplish in order to rescue his country from the nefarious and evil Mongols.
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Who is Working on the Ghost of Tsushima Movie?
Sony Pictures, PlayStation Productions, and 87Eleven Entertainment will team up to create the film, just like they did with God of War. Deadline reports that PlayStation Productions is being represented by Asad Qizilbash, the company’s head of production, and Carter Swan.
Chad and 87Eleven Entertainment have a great vision for telling Jin’s narrative, and we’re thrilled to be working with them to make that a reality. To ensure that our adaptations thrill both our existing fan base and new audiences, we value collaborating with talented people like Chad who share our enthusiasm for our games. According to Qizilbash, 87Eleven is a great partner.
The film is also partially owned by Sucker Punch Productions. While we know that Peter Kang is the studio’s official project manager, we don’t know who else is working on this.
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Does the Movie Ghost of Tsushima Have a Trailer?
But not just yet! We are still in the very first stages of development, therefore a trailer is still fairly far off. While waiting, you may always rewatch your favorite moments or play the game again.