Deadline has learned that Takashi Doscher has been hired to write the screenplay for Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions’ live-action adaptation of Sucker Punch’s best-selling samurai epic, Ghost of Tsushima. Chad Stahelski, the guy behind all of the John Wick films, will be directing the movie, as revealed by Ghost of Tsushima game director Nate Fox in an article posted to the PlayStation Blog last year. Doscher’s most recent credits include Still, Hear, and Only, a post-apocalyptic movie centered on a couple who tries to survive in a world where a virus has killed most of the women in the world. Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima writing team was led by Ian C. Ryan, who had previously worked on various games that include Thief, Far Cry: Primal, and various Star Wars: The Old Republic expansions. There doesn’t seem to be any word yet on when the film is expected to begin production.
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Takashi Doscher is set to write the screenplay for Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions’ film adaptation of the latter’s hugely successful action adventure game Ghost of Tsushima, which crossed a massive milestone in January, with more than 8 million copies sold since its July 2020 debut. The project is in early development.
The game from Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment follows samurai warrior Jin Sakai, the last surviving member of his clan, who must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.
Ghost of Tsushima is the second film to come out of the partnership between Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions, with Uncharted released earlier in the year, which has grossed over $383M WW, and immediately sparked a new film franchise for the Culver City lot. Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are also developing the TV series The Last of Us for HBO, with Craig Mazin attached to write and executive produce, as well as action comedy Twisted Metal, based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.