By: Sophie Querijero
Sucker Punch Productions’s popular samurai action-adventure PS4 game The Ghost of Tsushima is now being turned into a film adaptation to be directed by Chad Stahelski, director of the John Wick films. With Sucker Punch Productions as the executive producer, Stahelski will be producing the movie with Jason Spitz and Alex Young of 87Eleven Entertainment, and Carter Swan and Asad Qizilbash on behalf of Playstation Productions.
Set in the year 1274 in Kamakura period Japan, Ghost of Tsushima follows Jin Sakai, one of the last samurai survivors in the invasion of Tsushima. The player (as Jin Sakai) must fight back against the Mongol Empire’s invasion. Sakai must set aside his samurai way and traditions and learn the way of the Ghost in order to help Japan achieve freedom.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Chad and 87Eleven Entertainment, to bring their vision of Jin’s story to the big screen. We love working with creative partners like Chad, who has a passion for our games, ensuring we can create rich adaptations that will excite our fans and new audiences,” said Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions.
Selling more than 2.4 million copies within the first three days of its debut in July 2020, the samurai-centered video game recently hit a milestone of 6.5 million copies worldwide, an impressive feat considering the game hasn’t even celebrated its first anniversary. Ghost of Tsushima was included in several nominations in the Game Awards 2020 for Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Game Direction, and Best Performer for Daisuku Tsuiji’s portrayal of Jin Sakai.
Find out more about Ghost of Tsushima on Sucker Punch’s official website here.