Deadline has learned that Sony and PlayStation Productions are developing a movie based on Sucker Punch’s critically acclaimed samurai adventure game, Ghost of Tsushima. The film will be helmed by stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski, who’s best known for bringing Keanu Reeves’ hit John Wick franchise to life.
“Stahelski, Alex Young and Jason Spitz are producing through their company 87Eleven Entertainment,” Deadline reported. “Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will produce on behalf of PlayStation Productions. Sucker Punch Productions will serve as Executive Producers. Peter Kang is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.”
“We’re excited to be partnering with Chad and 87Eleven Entertainment, to bring their vision of Jin’s story to the big screen,” said Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions. “We love working with creative partners like Chad, who have a passion for our games, ensuring we can create rich adaptations that will excite our fans and new audiences.”
Ghost of Tsushima has sold over 6.5 million copies since its July 2020 debut. It isn’t clear when Stahelski will begin shooting its film adaptation, as the director has two additional high-profile projects lined up—John Wick 4 and a reboot of sci-fi classic Highlander.