In some very unexpected news, Sony has decided to do a Marvel and create its own PlayStation label for dedicated movies and television shows based on existing IPs.
In an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, the chairman of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Studio, Shawn Layden, revealed PlayStation Productions, and said: “We’ve got 25 years of game development experience and that’s created 25 years of great games, franchises and stories,
“We feel that now is a good time to look at other media opportunities across streaming or film or television to give our worlds life in another spectrum.”
Considering Sony owns the rights to jaw-droppingly impressive narrative-driven games like 2018’s multi-award winning God of War, The Last of Us (and its upcoming sequel) and Days Gone, we can expect some seriously amazing storytelling from PlayStation Productions.
Layden explained that Marvel has been a huge influence on Sony’s decision, telling The Hollywood Reporter: “We looked at what Marvel has done in taking the world of comic books and making it into the biggest thing in the film world,
“It would be a lofty goal to say we’re following in their footsteps, but certainly we’re taking inspiration from that.”
The news has gotten PlayStation fans all excited, with Twitter just begging to offer up its top suggestions for TV or movie adaptations.
With a back-catalogue like Sony’s, it’s hard to imagine there’s any limit to the number of already-huge IPs that could use a new lease of life.
Plus, with Sony helming all the projects, it’s more than likely that we might finally see an end to the curse of terrible video game-based movies and shows.
Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Assassin’s Creed, and the various Tomb Raider movies are just a few of the flops that failed to enrapture both gaming audiences and new audiences.
Fingers crossed for Sony!
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