Released in 2019 after complicated development, Days Gone has earned a good reputation among gamers. We learn that Sony has plans for the franchise which, for the moment, are very different from what the community hopes.
Despite its certain flaws, Days Gone had the merit of offering a living world and impressive hordes. A promising start in short, although perfectible. After a follow-up refused internally, is the license dead? No, but the next project will be dedicated to the big screen.
Sony is preparing a Days Gone movie
And a new cinematic adaptation for a PlayStation game: Days Gone. According to the very serious Deadlinewhose scoops always come true, Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions will produce a feature film of the adventures of Deacon St. John.
According to them, Sam Heughan (Outlander) would be coveted for the lead role of Deacon St. John. Exit therefore Sam Witwer, the actor who lends his features to the character… whereas he is precisely an actor by trade. He played in the series Angel, NCIS : Special Investigations, Cold Case: Cases Closed or Battlestar Galactic, and films like The Mist as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story.
A dubious choice according to the game director of the title who is now working on the future Tomb Raider. “ The fact that they don’t audition Sam Witwer is perfectly ridiculous. He has the physique, the good look, and fuck, he knows how to play » he wrote on his Twitter account.
In the script, there would obviously be Sheldon Turner (X-Men: The Beginning, In the Air…). The feature film may be good… but it’s not the Days Gone 2 players want.
Jeff Ross, the director of the game, explained that the sequel had been refused entry by the management of Bend Studio, who did not even bother to discuss it with the pundits of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Maybe this film can revive the idea? The teams are currently working on a new single-player franchise with a multiplayer component.
PlayStation Productions films and series
The film box Uncharted had to confirm PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures that exploiting video game licenses was a good plan. If we don’t know the quality in advance, quantity level, there is plenty to do.
Upcoming PlayStation Productions movies
- Gran Turismo by director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie…)
- Ghost of Tsushima from the creator of John Wick
Upcoming PlayStation Productions series
- Horizon 2074 for Netflix. It will run alongside Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West
- Twisted Metal with Neve Campbell (Scream) and the new Captain America
- God of War who is trading with amazon prime video
- The Last of Us HBO scheduled for release in early 2023
And there are surely other adaptations in reflection…