Ghost of Tsushima is another PlayStation title that is on its way to the big screen.
In a recent interview with Collider, Chad Stahelski, director of the film, confirmed that Sony is “on board” with his plan to create an authentic Japanese experience that will be “visually stunning” and celebrate his “love of the country, love of the people, love of the language.”
“Honestly, it’s probably the same things that would scare the sh*t out of most people,” Stahelski said. “It’s a fantasy period piece. It’s done with reverence to Akira Kurosawa, who’s probably in the top five biggest influences of my life as far as film goes.
“It’s a chance to push technology and people in a story that’s timeless,” he continued. “It’s your typical mythological story of good versus evil, finding a man, watching him change the world or the world changes him. It’s all the Joseph Campbell stuff that you’d love in a story. You put that in with, obviously, so I’m told I have a bit of a Samurai fetish, which is probably true from Manga and anime and stuff.
“So, I think if we did this right, it would be visually stunning. It’s character driven. It’s got an opportunity for great action, great looks. And honestly, we’d to try to do it, all in character. Meaning, it’s a Japanese thing about the Mongols invading Tsushima island.
“A complete Japanese cast, in Japanese,” Stahelski added. Sony is so on board with backing us on that. I’ve been going to Japan since I was 16.
“I have a love of the country, love of the people, love of the language,” he explained. “To try to direct not only in my language, but someone else’s and culturally shift my mindset to bring apart that in a cool way that still entices a Western audience.”