Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best-selling games of 2020 on the PS4. I think the best mark of its success is that it’s getting a film adaptation.

Ghost of Tsushima cover art.
Bushido will never die, it seems.

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are currently developing the film adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima. Moreover, Chad Stahelski will be directing the film. Stahelski, Alex Young, and Jason Spitz will also be producing the film through their company 87Eleven Entertainment. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will be producing from the PlayStation Productions side of development. Finally, Sucker Punch Productions (the original developers of the game) will be serving as executive producers, with Peter Kang overseeing the entire project.

Unfortunately, we have no release date for this Ghost of Tsushima film adaptation. Not even a tentative date. To be fair though, it sounds like they literally just started development. They wouldn’t have any release date planned yet. We’ll just have to check back in with them later.

Ghost of Tsushima: The Japanese John Wick?

Chad Stahelski on the left, and Keanu Reeves on the right.
Chad Stahelski is the guy who isn’t Keanu Reeves.
Chad Stahelski, Keanu Reeves / beim Photocall zum Film JOHN WICK: KAPITEL 2 in Berlin Hotel de Rome am 06.05.2019 Sonderkonditionen: Preisabsprache bei Titelverwendung erforderlich | usage worldwide

Some of you may be wondering who Chad Stahelski is. He’s the guy responsible for directing the John Wick films. All of them. So yeah, it’s probably safe to say that this Ghost of Tsushima film adaptation will probably be similar to John Wick. Just taking place during the first Mongol invasion of Japan.

John Wick 1 cover.
But with katanas and bows instead of guns.

In fact, the plots of both Ghost of Tsushima and John Wick are actually surprisingly similar to each other. Both stories feature the main character trying to get revenge against an overwhelming force. Jin Sakai wants to get revenge on the entire Mongol invasion force for the deaths of his fellow samurai. John Wick wants to get revenge on the entire Russian crime syndicate in New York for his adorable puppy. Clearly, mass death is the only justifiable punishment for both crimes. It’s probably why Chad Stahelski took the job in the first place.


The hit video game Ghost of Tsushima will be getting a film adaptation. Chad Stahelski, the director behind John Wick, will be directing it. What could you ask for? Maybe for Keanu Reeves to star in it too? Unlikely, but not impossible.

Source: Deadline