Director Chad Stahelski (John Wick) doesn’t want to westernize the Ghost of Tsushima movie. Above all, he wants to be faithful with a feature film that is perhaps less mainstream and is supported by Sony Pictures in his approach.
With the film Ghost of Tsushima, Chad Stahelski (John Wick 4) may well surprise. No question of making a feature film that would water down aspects of the game.
A Ghost of Tsushima movie entirely in Japanese
In promotion for his Netflix production Day Shift, director Chad Stahelski has agreed to talk about the film Ghost of Tsushima at the microphone of Collider. He was totally honest about his intention tooffer an adaptation totally in Japanese, only subtitled in the different languages, with a cast that is also Japanese.
I think if we do this well, it will be visually stunning. It’s very character driven. There is an opportunity to make great action sequences that are very aesthetically pleasing. And honestly, that’s what we’re going to try to do, while focusing on the characters. This is a Japanese story about the Mongols invading the island of Tsushima. So you need an all-Japanese cast that speaks Japanese. Sony fully agrees to support us in this process. I’ve been going to Japan since I was 16. I love the country, its people, the language.
In today’s Hollywood, more formatted than in the past, we can say that the bet is risky. And the creator of the saga John Wick is fully aware of it.
Nobody’s going to give me $200 million to make a tech-driven movie that doesn’t speak English. I understand. So I have to be smart and figure out what’s economically viable for the license, the studio, while getting what I want and doing something epic.
According to him, if the execution is there in all respects (action, story…), people will come to see the Ghost of Tsushima movie. As he previously said, Chad Stahelski wants to do it right.
It’s hustling at the casting
While the actor who lends his features to Jin Sakai, the main character of the Sucker Punch game, would see himself revealing his buttocks on the big screen, there is another applicant. A fighting pro will indeed try to land the role.