On the PlayStation Blog, it was revealed today that Ghost of Tsushima is getting a film adaptation. The adaptation will reportedly be directed by John Wick director Chad Stahelski, with Nate Fox, Game Director at Sucker Punch, saying that, “Jin is in very good hands with the film’s director.”
Ghost of Tsushima is Getting a Film Adaptation Directed by Chad Stahelski
Exciting news for Ghost of Tsushima fans as it’s been confirmed that the game is getting a film adaptation directed by Chad Stahelski. For those unfamiliar with Stahelski, he directed all of the John Wick films including John Wick: Chapter 4 which is currently in pre-production.
According to Stahelski’s bio on IMDB, he has a history of martial arts experience having worked as an instructor at the Inosanto Martial Arts Academy in the past teaching Jeet Kune Do/Jun Fan. He also worked as a stunt double on films like The Crow, and “worked as a martial arts stunt coordinator” with Keanu Reeves on The Matrix.
Speaking on having Chad Stahelski direct the upcoming Ghost of Tsushima film adaptation, Nate Fox, Game Director at Sucker Punch, wrote in the PlayStation Blog:
“We are happy to partner with Sony Pictures to make this happen. And Jin is in very good hands with the film’s director. Chad Stahelski created something special with John Wick. His vision for what could be, backed up by years of experience, combined to create some of the finest action scenes ever created. If anyone could bring to life the razor-sharp tension of Jin’s katana combat, it’s Chad Stahelski.”
With a director that fits the project as well as Stahelski, we’re eager to see who will be cast as the game’s protagonist Jin Sakai, and who will fill other casting roles like that of Yuna, Taka, or Jin’s uncle Lord Shimura. On that front, we’ll have to wait and see.
As soon as casting announcements are shared, we’ll be sure to share those updates with you.
Additional information shared in the PlayStation Blog post remarks upon the success of Ghost of Tsushima itself, noting that the game has sold more than 6.5 million copies and, “Roughly half of those people have made it all the way through the game.”
If you’re struggling to make it through the game, we have a few guides here at Prima Games that may help you out. Other than that, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on Ghost of Tsushima getting a film adaptation.