Sony is reportedly developing three movies and seven TV shows based on PlayStation properties, which isn’t too surprising based on the success of its gaming division and how heavily its first-party titles leverage a cinematic experience. The revelation comes from chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Tony Vinciquerra, who spoke to CNBC (via MediaPost) regarding his studio’s non-interest in offering simultaneous, day-and-date releases of movies on streaming platforms and theaters like Warner Bros. and HBO Max.
“We are not really changing course to any degree… I don’t think we’ll be in the day and date business,” Vinciquerra said, noting that a window between theatrical and streaming still makes better sense for profit. “It will allow us to monetize our marketing between theatrical and home entertainment.”
Unfortunately, Vinciquerra had no further insight on the PlayStation angle and what actual properties are getting adapted into movies and TV shows, but he did tease that the productions will be developed in close association with the rest of the company.
“We have no specific plan yet,” he says. “But we have a program within the company called One Sony… You’ll be seeing a lot more integration of Sony companies together.”
We’ve already heard about an Uncharted movie and The Last of Us series on HBO, so we’re hedging our bets on a potential adaptation of Santa Monica’s wildly popular God of War franchise. A show based on LittleBigPlanet also seems like a real possibility, but if Sony really wants to impress us, they should dig far back into its history and use this as an opportunity to revive classic franchises like Twisted Metal and Warhawk.