Sony is not just strictly a gaming company, they are a major media distributor as well. The company is attempting to bring PlayStation to a wider audience and grow the business by making movies an TV shows based on its series. During Sony’s latest Corporate Strategy meeting, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan stated the company currently has 10 projects in development.
“We will continue to strengthen the experience for our community through collaboration with partners and across Sony Group. One especially noteworthy collaboration is in our ongoing work with Sony Pictures to adapt key game IP for film and TV entertainment with 10 projects currently in various stages of development,” Ryan said.
Of course, he did not list any of the projects, but we are already aware of some of them. Sony recently formed PlayStation Productions, which is in charge of developing these films and TV adaptations. This is what we know of so far:
- Uncharted movie — starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg; set for release in February 2022
- Ghost of Tsushima movie from John Wick’s Chad Stahelski; no current release date
- Twisted Metal TV Show with Deadpool writers; no current release date
- The Last of Us TV Show with Craig Mazin for HBO; no current release date
There is one PlayStation series that will not be getting a TV or movie, God of War. At least not yet. A spokesperson for the company recently confirmed this to the New York Times.
Earlier this year, Ryan spoke about Sony’s future ideas for additional TV shows and movies, hinting at further announcements. he said the Uncharted movie and the Last of Us TV show are “just the beginning of the expansion of our storytelling into new media and even wider audiences. Sony is a creative entertainment company, and entertainment has never been more important.”