Sony is proceeding to bet everything on transforming its flagship computer games into TV shows and motion pictures — according to Variety, the company announced that it’s making a show based on Horizon Zero Dawn with Netflix at an occasion for financial backers. Sony is also working on a film based on the Gran Turismo series, according to Deadline, yet hasn’t tracked down a wholesaler for it yet, and could feature Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) as its chief. (I’m exceptionally inquisitive as to what the plan for this series is — Variety simply says it’ll about “race.”)
The two ventures are accounted for to be in “early turn of events,” so we probably won’t be streaming them for a long time. Notwithstanding, the fact that Sony’s proceeding to present new TV and film projects shows that the company is really dedicated to expanding the PlayStation brand past hardware and computer games.
PlayStation Productions as of now has several different ventures underway (10 altogether, according to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra). It’s allegedly dealing with:
- a Twisted Metal series on Peacock
- a God of War show for Amazon Prime
- an adaptation of The Last of Us for HBO
- a Ghost of Tsushima film
- a Metal Gear Solid film
That is a ton of large franchises, and a portion of the tasks have a few heavy hitters attached. Oscar Isaac will play Solid Snake, Pedro Pascal will act as Joel, Bella Ramsey will play Ellie, and Ghost of Tsushima is being coordinated by one individuals behind the John Wick motion pictures. And, obviously, the as of late released Uncharted film starred Hollywood’s brilliant kid, Tom Holland. PlayStation Productions isn’t dunking its toe in the cinematic waters; it’s making a plunge headfirst.
This news also shows that Sony’s proceeding with its strategy of working with various streaming companies — it seems like regardless you buy into, the company wants to make sure you’ll have the option to watch at least something starting its computer game characters (or, similar to, cars on account of Gran Turismo). During its financial backer instructions, Sony said that the “profoundly aggressive streaming wars” are really great for the company.
This isn’t the main move the company’s making to expand the PlayStation brand past the audience of simply individuals who purchase consoles. On Wednesday, the company announced that it wants to expand its games’ presence on PC and portable as well significantly.