Ghost of Tsushima movie in “heavy development” says director

Ghost of Tsushima movie

It’s been a couple years since the announcement of a film adaptation of hit video game Ghost of Tsushima, but the movie is reportedly shaping up.

Since then, there has been little information about the film outside of its cast. Part of this is likely because it’ll be directed by Chad Stahelski, who also directed John Wick Chapter 4, which premiered earlier this year.

However, according to the same man, the Ghost of Tsushima film is in “heavy development”.

In an interview with Comic Book Movie, Stahelski was asked about how work on the film had been coming along. To which he replied with:

That’s something we’re in heavy development on. I love the property, like, look, the game story of Jin Sakai, and it being what I would say is, quote, the most anti-samurai samurai movie out there because of the storylines. thematics in it, and the journey that Jin Sakai goes through from his transition to or his choices of who to become and what the people need him to become and what he honorbound should and is what needs to become is so interesting to me, like the story is definitely, the characters in the story are definitely something I don’t want to lose in any way.

It’s just the visuals I want to keep. It’s just how do I pack that much information into a feature that can go on to other features or a TV project or platform for that. The trick is not do we have great material, we know we have great material. It’s how to make it palpable in any platform, you know, how do we make a great two, two and a half hour movie out of this? Make it satisfying and leave it open to expand further from there, like that’s the real challenge is how to take so much great and get it down to a watchable level.

This doesn’t give any indication of when the film plans on hitting theaters. However, fans can assume that he’s not putting his full focus on this movie over John Wick, especially given his potential role for John Wick 5 is still in the air.

His statements also imply they might be considering making follow up movies if the original is successful enough. So perhaps a sequel and ideas for it could already have been discussed in the background.

Until the film comes out, you can always play the game it’ll be based on. Ghost of Tsushima was originally released for PlayStation 4 and was later re-released as Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in August 2021. In case you missed it, you can find our review here.

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