The recently-announced PlayStation Productions plans to bring some of Sony’s most iconic IPs to the silver screen. Along with a fresh take on movies, PlayStation Productions will also look at making television series of our favourite games, and it’s definitely an exciting prospect.
Although we’re almost certainly a world away from actually seeing anything from PP, that hasn’t stopped us dreaming.
Here’s a list of our most-wanted PlayStation Production movies and shows.
God of War
Let’s face it, there’s NO WAY that PlayStation Productions isn’t thinking about adapting God of War. The 2018 reboot of the classic franchise scooped dozens of awards – including a couple of Game of the Year wins – and is heralded as one of the best games of its generation. Oh BOY, I can’t wait.
Is it going to happen? Almost certainly.
The Last of Us
Probably more suited to a television series rather than a movie, The Last of Us has a seriously impressive narrative story that really tugs on the heartstrings.
Even if you think the post-apocalypse genre has been done to death, there’s always more room for the adventures of Joel and Ellie in what’s one of the best games of all time.
Is it going to happen? It could, but it’d need to be spectacular to stand out in the genre.
The Tomb Raider movies might all be trash, but an Uncharted four-movie series backed by PlayStation might have a chance at being good.
Nathan Drake has often been compared to Lara Croft: both are explorers, both are witty and charming, and both often find themselves in less-than-desirable situations.
Can Drake survive the box office? Probably…especially if the fan-made mini-movie starring Nathan Fillion is anything to go by.
Is it going to happen? Well yeah. It’s been in the pipeline for years so it’s more than likely going to be one of the first offerings from PlayStation Productions.
Bloodborne is a stunning game with bosses and worlds that are just dying (ha!) for a chance on the big screen. The FromSoftware classic could really sit well as one of those creepy-but-can’t-look-away movies, maybe something helmed by director Guillermo Del Toro?
Is it going to happen? Maybe, but I can’t imagine it’s one of the first on the list.
Ratchet and Clank
The perfect game for a CGI movie, Ratchet and Clank got the cinematic treatment back in 2016, but it didn’t really make the waves it’s capable of.
Maybe it’s time Ratchet and Clank were given another chance…surely Sony couldn’t mess it up!
Is it going to happen? It’d be a wasted opportunity if not, but bad review scores for the 2016 adaptation might put off investors.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Guerilla Games’ insanely successful PlayStation exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn blasted all of its high expectations out of the water when it launched back in 2017.
It’s the ideal game to be made into either a movie or a show, filled with suspense, action and a badass female protagonist.
Is it going to happen? This is another I’d put into the “almost definitely” category. I’d bet money on it, but I wouldn’t expect to hear anything for a few years.
The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian was a highly, highly anticipated game, but sadly it launched to mediocre reception thanks to some sticky controls. However, the graphics, the story and the characters are all magical in their own way, making this the perfect choice for a revival in a different form.
Is it going to happen? I’m on the fence with this one. The game’s lacklustre reception might raise a few red flags, but in the right hands this could be a masterpiece of a movie.
With games like Shadow of the Colossus, Detroit: Become Human, the Yakuza series and the inFamous games, there’s no end of amazing stories that PlayStation Productions is sitting on.
What would you like to see from the new production company?
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