Sony Pictures Has 10 PlayStation Adaptations In The Works
Video game adaptations are on the rise these days as popular franchises such as The Witcher, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mortal Kombat have each earned their own big-budget movie or TV series. Building upon this upward trend has been Sony Pictures, with the company pursuing several properties under its gaming umbrella and heading them up with dedicated production house PlayStation Productions. So far, only a few projects have been announced by the company, with adaptations based on the likes of Uncharted and The Last of Us currently in the works. However, it now appears as many as 10 projects are actually underway by Sony.
Revealed in a new interview with CNBC (via MediaPost), Sony Pictures’ chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra spoke on the challenges of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic and offered a peek at the company’s plans for the immediate future. Regarding the future of Sony’s gaming-based projects, Vinciquerra assured each of these planned offerings would continue in one form or another, with 3 movies and 7 TV shows currently at varying stages of production. He also voiced expectations that Sony will embrace more “integration” between divisions, suggesting a greater push for PlayStation film and TV adaptations moving forward.
We have no specific plan yet, but we have a program within the company called One Sony… You’ll be seeing a lot more integration of Sony companies together.”
A total of 10 adaptations in the works spells big plans for Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions, but the news may also inspire no shortage of speculation from fans. So far, only a handful of these 10 projects have been announced, including the Tom Holland-led Uncharted movie and HBO’s The Last of Us series. These particular adaptations have made significant headway in recent months and only recently showed signs of actually coming out. While not as far along, it’s likely that several other projects may also gain traction following this newfound studio focus, such as a proposed Twisted Metal series and a (very) long-developing Sly Cooper animation.
For now, only the Uncharted movie has a release date planned for July 16th, 2021.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to what Sony Pictures has in store for Uncharted and The Last of Us, or are you just wondering what all those remaining projects will be about? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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