Sony Pictures has named Takashi Doscher as the writer for the upcoming Ghost of Tsushima film adaptation, according to Deadline.
Doscher previously wrote sci-fi romance Only, and his most recent project, Blue, is a twist on a Japanese monster movie that’s currently in development.
The story will be a retelling of Jin Sakai’s journey as seen in Ghost of Tsushima, where the samurai warrior fights to free the island of Tsushima from a Mongol invasion.
A movie based on the 2020 PlayStation 4 exclusive was announced last year, where we learned John Wick director Chad Stahelski will helm the project. The production will also have input from Sucker Punch, the studio that developed the video game.
Stahelski has said the filmmakers are “taking our time and doing it right. We’re working very closely with the game developers to make sure we stick to what’s great about it.”
The Ghost of Tsushima movie is just one part of a larger push from Sony to bring its PlayStation IP to the silver screen. Beyond Ghost, there’s the recently-released Uncharted movie, The Last of Us TV show, a God of War series, and more.
If you’ve yet to dive into the world of Ghost of Tsushima, you can check out our review of the game.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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