Add Ghost of Tsushima to the list of properties PlayStation Sony plans to adapt to a multimedia franchise. Sony Pictures will transform the in a live film, starring Chad Stahelski of staged fame. was the first to report on the news, with Sony later . Developer Sucker Punch Productions will help produce the project, with Peter Kang representing the studio.
Loosely based on the first Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274, Ghost of Tsushima tells the story of Jin Sakai, voiced by Japanese-American actor Daisuke Tsuji. After a disastrous defeat at the hands of the Mongols in which his uncle is captured, Sakai, a samurai, takes it upon himself to liberate the island of Tsushima. Along the way, he is forced to reassess his moral code as he tries to wrest his home from the Mongols. Ghost of Tsushima has been both critical and commercial success for Sony, selling 6.5 million copies since its debut last summer.
Naturally, , the Sony subsidiary created to create movies and TV shows from its games, is also working on the project. At the time of the news of Adaptation first erupted, said PlayStation Productions co-chair Chris Parnell Hollywood journalist the series was the “first of many” projects the company had planned. He wasn’t kidding.