If you follow Hollywood, you'll know that they have a terrible track record of adapting video games into films. Just look at Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, and Tomb Raider. Sony, however, looks to be shaking up the game by launching a studio that will focus specifically on turning their games into movies.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Playstation Productions will be a studio devoted to bringing franchises like God of War, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, and The Last of Us to TV or the big screen. The project will be led by Asad Qizilbash who told THR:
"Instead of licensing our IP out to studios, we felt the better approach was for us to develop and produce for ourselves… One, because we're more familiar, but also because we know what the PlayStation community loves."
This is certainly an interesting move on Sony's part since a lot of disdain for video game films comes from the movies not respecting the source material. If the guys who make the games are the same people behind the films, then I guess it could lead to more faithful movies that fans can really get behind.
For now, the only PlayStation property that seems to be pushing forward is the Uncharted film starring Tom Holland. If this manages to take off, then we could be seeing the PlayStation Productions brand on films for God of War or The Last of Us. What are the odds that other video game companies will follow suit?
No release date has been set for the Uncharted movie.