This year, PlayStation, hand in hand with Sony Pictures, began its definitive assault on the world of cinema with the launch of Uncharted. However, the feature film starring Tom Holland is only a small part of an ambitious strategy. Among the films that are on the way is, for example, Ghost of Tsushimaand this week we finally learned new details about it.
In an interview with ColliderChad Stahelski, director of Ghost of Tsushimarevealed that his intention is that the film be entirely Japanese. But not only its setting, but also its idiom and therefore the distribution. Fortunately, Sony Pictures has already shown him their support.
Thus, the filmmaker seeks to create a faithful adaptation of the Sucker Punch game. Recall that the latter used Japanese actors for both motion capture and voices. However, it was also available in other languages.
Stahelski, recognized for directing the series of films from John Wickconsider that Ghost of Tsushima will be inspired by the work of renowned Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, whom he considers one of the biggest influences on his career. In addition, he also seeks to replicate the visual impact of the video game, whose artistic section is outstanding.
“If we do this right, it will be visually stunning. It will be driven by character development. It has opportunity for great action, great looks. I’ve been going to Japan since I was 16 years old. I have love for the country, love for the people. , love of language. To try to direct not only in my language, but also in someone else’s language, is to culturally change my way of thinking and still appeal to a Western audience.”
In this sense, Stahelski is aware that Asian productions continue to gain fans on the other side of the world. Two clear examples are parasiteby South Korean Bong Joon-ho, and The Squid Games, one of the biggest hits in Netflix history. Therefore, he believes that Ghost of Tsushima it can also succeed despite its language.
The director points out that having the film by Ghost of Tsishima under his command also implies study what is most appropriate for the franchise in general, not only for adaptation. This is another reason why he decided to preserve the Japanese language and interpretation. “I have to be smart and figure out what’s responsible for the IP, for the studio, and still get what I want and make it epic. Again, it’s a big challenge.”
The feature film of Ghost of Tsushima It still does not have a release date. Of the cast we have no news either; for now it seems complicated that Daisuke Tsuji, the actor who gave life to Jin Sakaireprise your role on the big screen.
In addition to Ghost of Tsushimaother PlayStation Productions proposals that will arrive in the future are the series of The Last of Us (HBO Max), twisted metal (peacock), Horizon (Netflix) and God of War (Amazon Prime Video). We also know that Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9 Y chappiewill make a movie Grand Touring.