Recently the PlayStation blog revealed that the 2020 mega-hit PS4 game, Ghost of Tsushima is being adapted into a feature film! Nate Fox from Sucker Punch Productions expressed his excitement to be collaborating with Sony Pictures.
Chad Stahelski was announced to have signed on to be the film’s director, with Fox expressing his utmost confidence in Stahelski’s ability to bring the “razor-sharp tension of Jin’s katana” to life. As a director, Staelski’s resume is rather short, having only directed the John Wick trilogy. Yet, the film trilogy has been critically acclaimed for all three parts, maintaining high metric scores on Rotten Tomatoes with an 89% average.
As a stunt coordinator, Staelski’s work experience is over 20 years in the running, includes Hollywood blockbusters such as The Crow (1994), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Deadpool 2 (2018). With the amount of action that’s to be expected for a Ghost of Tsushima adaptation, Stahelski sounds like just the guy for the job.
Besides this announcement, unfortunately, nothing else was showcased as far as concept art, teasers, or supposed casting.
Fox’s final statement along with the film’s announcement was a wish that all Ghost of Tsushima fans will one day be able to visit the real Tsushima Island off the west coast of Japan when it is safe to travel again.
“The island is beautiful, the people are warm, and the history is all around you. If you’re very, very lucky you’ll spot a Tsushima Cat. Then later, when the Ghost of Tsushima movie comes out, you can tell your friends about how you’ve been to the beach where the Mongols landed.”
Ghost of Tsushima was released in the summer of 2020 exclusively for the PS4 and has since sold 6.5 million copies worldwide. At the 2020 Game Awards, it was nominated for eight awards, winning both Best Art Direction and the Player’s Voice award.