According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has launched PlayStation Productions – a studio dedicated to adapting games for film and TV.
That’s right! You could soon see some of your favourite videogames on the big screen. And the smaller screen. And the medium screen, we suppose.
PlayStation Productions is set to be headed by Asad Qizilbash and overseen by Shawn Layden, chairman of Worldwide Studios at Sony.
The studio is already working on its first set of projects and is located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, LA.
“Instead of licensing our IP out to studios, we felt the better approach was for us to develop and produce for ourselves.” Qizilbash told The Hollywood Reporter.
“One, because we’re more familiar, but also because we know what the PlayStation community loves.”
Film and TV adaptations of videogames tend to be quite hit or miss. Take, for example, Detective Pikachu, a recently released film that’s currently dominating at the box office.
Now compare it to the 2016 Assassin’s Creed film, which we just straight up don’t talk about. Both films had big budgets, but the latter failed to meet the mark.
Hopefully, with Sony being in charge of their own adaptations and choosing not to rely on other studios to adapt games for them, we’ll get more box office hits and fewer 2016 Assassin’s Creeds.
Which PlayStation titles would you want to see turned into a film or TV series? I’d personally love a film based around Tearaway Unfolded or the original Spyro trilogy. Let us know what you’d like to see in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.