CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tony Vinciquerra announced during a recent investor briefing that popular PlayStation titles Horizon Zero Dawn and Gran Turismo will also be making their way to Hollywood.
After the success of Uncharted in cinemas, Sony has decided to bring more of its acclaimed video game titles to the big screen. The Horizon Zero Dawn Series will be an adaptation of the video game which sees robotic dinosaurs roam freely in a post-apocalyptic America. The series is in early development and will come from streaming giants Netflix.
The Gran Turismo racing series on the other hand, is yet to land a distributor but is also in early development. In addition to the newly announced projects, Sony also confirmed a few weeks back that a God of War series is in the works at Amazon and will air on Prime Video.
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Since the launch of PlayStation Productions, Sony is moving and heading beyond just video games. After Uncharted which starred Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as Nathan and Sully, the next highly anticipated adaptation is Last of Us series from HBO starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie.
Streaming platform Peacock will also be airing a Twisted Metal series which is based on the vehicular combat video games, starring Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Neve Campbell and Thomas Haden Church.
Then there’s the Ghost of Tsushima feature film in the works from Chad Stahelski who is best known for directing the John Wick films. The events of the Ghost of Tsushima video game takes place in feudal Japan and follows a samurai named Jin Sakai who is on a quest for vengeance during the Mongol invasion.
One of the exciting things about Netflix streaming the Horizon Zero Dawn series is that unlike other streaming platforms, viewers won’t have to wait a week to see an episode as they’ll be getting the whole season when it releases.
Other video game adaptations to look forward to include Amazon’s “Fallout” series, starring Walton Goggins and Ella Purnell, from the “Westworld” creative team; Netflix’s “Bioshock” movie; and a rumored “Mass Effect” series at Amazon.