'Ghost Of Tsushima': Chad Stahelski To Direct The Film Adaptation Of The Popular Samurai Video Game

If you’re a studio out there trying to make an exciting action film, there are like 3 or 4 directors that you probably call first. And topping that list might very well be Chad Stahelski. So, it makes complete sense that Sony and PlayStation Productions would call him up to helm the upcoming film, “Ghost of Tsushima.”

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According to Deadline, Sony and PlayStation Productions are developing a film based on the popular video game, “Ghost of Tsushima.” And to help bring the adaptation to life, the studio has signed Chad Stahelski to helm the feature. Stahelski, of course, is the famed filmmaker behind the three “John Wick” films and one of the key guys (alongside filmmaker David Leitch) to bring a new style of visceral, brutal action to films.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Chad and 87Eleven Entertainment, to bring their vision of Jin’s story to the big screen,” said Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions. “We love working with creative partners like Chad, who have a passion for our games, ensuring we can create rich adaptations that will excite our fans and new audiences.”

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For those not familiar with the video game, “Ghost of Tsushima” is the massively popular action game that tells the story of Jin Sakai, the last remaining samurai warrior in his clan. Jin Sakai now wages a war for the freedom of Tsushima using whatever means necessary. Yes, this sounds like something perfectly suited to the abilities of Stahelski.

Of course, there’s no timetable for when this film might go into production. Stahelski is currently beginning prep for the fourth “John Wick” film. He’s also signed to helm a fantasy film, “Arcana,” as well as produce a number of projects including a “Man From Nowhere” remake and a TV spinoff of ‘Wick’ titled “The Continental.” Needless to say, Stahelski is a busy guy.