'Curse is lifted': Director Chad Stahelski gives major update on 'Ghost of Tsushima' film adaptation
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Game adaptations have largely been considered subpar for years. They have a fairly poor reputation, in large part because Hollywood has rarely done these cherished properties justice when adapting them for the big screen. However, it appears studios have broken the jinx in recent years. After the recent success of 'The Last of Us', the director of the highly anticipated 'Ghost of Tsushima' has given an update on the film.
In an interview for the release of 'John Wick Chapter 4', the director was asked about his future video game film. Chad Stahelski mentioned that he is now working on two video game adaptations, the other being 'Rainbow Six' alongside Michael B Jordan.
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'Curse is lifted'
"I hope that The Last of Us shines a further light on upcoming video game adaptions," Stahelski shared during a podcast. "Rainbow Six, Ghost of Tsushima I'm working on. Both are fantastic projects that I really hope come to fruition. But Ghost... it's got an amazing story. It's the anti-samurai samurai movie. It's got great thematics. We have a lot of push on that and a lot of interest because Last of Us pushing that, yes, the curse of video game-to-movie is kind of lifted. It can be done. You've just got to give it love and attention. And Ghost, of probably all the other video game [movies] in development, I think that's the one that's going to land."
What do we know about 'Ghost of Tsushima'?
Based on the video game of the same name, the adaptation's official synopsis reads, "Samurai warrior Jin Sakai, the last surviving member of his clan, who must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima." The screenplay is said to be written by Takashi Doscher. We don't yet know when 'Ghost of Tsushima' will be released. We've been hearing about it for a while, and Stahelski is a very busy director. Even if it's still years away, it appears that the popularity of 'The Last of Us' has given him faith.