Sony is working on seven screen game adaptations
The licenses "The Last of Us" and "Twisted Metal" will be adapted in series, while "Uncharted" will be ported in film, with Tom Holland at the ca
A little over a year ago, Sony announced the creation of a new unit, PlayStation Productions, dedicated to adapting its video game licenses to films and series. A major announcement that foreshadowed the adaptation of many cult video games from Sony.
If we already knew that The Last of Us was going to be entitled to its series, as well as Twister Metal and that the Uncharted franchise was going to be brought to the cinema, PlayStation Productions is already working on 7 other video game adaptations in series and films.
During an interview on CNBC, Tony Vinciquerra, executive director of Sony Pictures, indicated that PlayStation Productions was planning at least 7 adaptations of serial video games and 3 films from the PlayStation catalog. Unfortunately, the latter did not specify which licenses would be suitable, but the possibilities are numerous.
Other licenses concerned
We can thus hope for an adaptation of God of War, Hoziron Zero Dwan, or even Days Gone and why not Death Stranding. Difficult to make predictions as the catalog of Sony Interactive Entertainment is rich, as are its successes.
Sony is not the only one to want to exploit its video game licenses. The French studio Ubisoft also plans to take advantage of its video games on the small screen. It is indeed a question of adapting Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell in series, but also Beyond Good & Evil and The Division in film.
Productions intended for streaming?
Asked about the issue of streaming as a solution to the closure of cinemas due to the health crisis - solution chosen by Warner Bros. - Tony Vinciquerra did not seem very excited about this option. Big budget movies need to be released in theaters, he said, and cinemas also need these movies to survive economically.
However, it does not make a cross as streaming. He would like to be able to have more flexibility to exploit films on video-on-demand platforms and thus be able to produce Sony Productions more quickly on these platforms. Right now, in the United States, it takes at least 90 days - 45 in some cases - to stream a theatrically released movie on a streaming service. The executive director of Sony advocates that the deadline be reduced to 30 days. “This will allow us to monetize our marketing between cinema and home entertainment,” he said.
A wish that could all the same upset the exploitation of films in theaters, but which could be a more interesting compromise for both parties.