Sheldon Turner will write the film's script.
Another popular Sony PlayStation game is making steps towards becoming a movie. According to Deadline, Sony PlayStation Productions is developing a feature-length version of Days Gone.
Released in 2019, the action-adventure game is set in the Pacific Northwest after a global pandemic, and casts players in the role of former biker Deacon St. John, as he rides to survive against all odds, reunites with the love of his life, and kills tons of zombies. The movie version will come from a script by Sheldon Turner, who wrote 2011’s X-Men: First Class (and also more recently reportedly did a rewrite on the Road House reboot starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor for Prime Video), and is also reportedly attached to be writing the live-action Splinter Cell film. Sam Heughan (Outlander) is reportedly attached to play Deacon.
Deadline reports that the script “will be a love ballad to motorcycle movies; the bike being Deacon’s sole form of transportation, his horse in this would-be, modern-day western.”
An additional twist to this announcement that makes the movie adaptation somewhat surprising is that in June, Bend Studio–the developer of Days Gone–announced that despite fans clamoring for a Days Gone 2, announced that its next project instead will be a new IP.
Last week, Chad Stahelski (John Wick) has shared that as director of the upcoming Ghost of Tsushima movie adaptation–another popular Sony title being adapted–he hopes honor the game’s homage to filmmaker Akira Kurosawa by filming the movie with a Japanese cast that will also deliver the movie’s dialog in Japanese.
PlayStation Productions is also behind the Uncharted movie with Tom Holland and the Last of Us TV show with HBO.
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