A couple of years ago I told you that Chad Stahelski was preparing an adaptation of the video game to the big screen of ‘Ghost of Tsushima’, the video game from the Sucker Punch studio that paid tribute to the cinema of Akira Kurosawa with an open world bet that didn’t kill me in playable terms, but with a setting and a story worthy of the best of blockbusters.
One before and one after
Well then, the director, who this weekend opens the cathedral of modern action cinema that is ‘John Wick 4’, has confirmed to the people of BroBible that the project is not only going from strength to strength, but also he has an extra hope placed in him thanks, nothing more and nothing less, than Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann’s ‘The Last of Us’.
For Stahelski, the HBO series has broken the curse that hung over video game adaptations to passive narrativeswhich has motivated him to continue with what he defines as a “anti-samurai movie”.
“Wait [que ‘The Last of Us’ ilumine el camino de las próximas adaptaciones de videojuegos]. ‘Rainbow Six’, ‘Ghost of Tsushima’… I’m working on them. Both are fantastic projects that I really hope will come to fruition. But ‘Ghost’… has an incredible story. It is the anti-samurais movie. He hits great tunes. We are putting a lot of effort and we are very interested because ‘The Last of Us’ has somehow ended the curse of video game adaptations to cinema. It can be done. You just have to give him love and attention. And I think ‘Ghost,’ out of all the other video game movies in development, is probably the one that’s going to end up being made.”
In addition to ‘Ghost of Tsushima’, Chad Stahelski is also listed as the director of ‘Rainbow Six’; the adaptation of Tom Clancy’s novels that grew in popularity thanks to its long-running tactical action video game saga.
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