More Sony video games are in line for the TV treatment, as Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra revealed in an investor briefing on Thursday that popular PlayStation titles “Horizon Zero Dawn” and “Gran Turismo” are the latest games going Hollywood.
The “Horizon Zero Dawn” series, based on the popular video games where robotic dinosaurs roam a post-apocalyptic America, is in early development at Netflix, while “Gran Turismo,” a racing series, hasn’t landed a distributor yet and is also in early development.
In addition to the new projects, Sony confirmed that the “God of War” series, which was first announced in March as being shopped around to Amazon, has landed at the Prime Video streamer.
Sony and PlayStation Productions are ramping up their projects based on their popular video games, which was first kicked off with the “Uncharted” movie starring Tom Holland earlier this year. The next highly anticipated title is the “Last of Us” series coming to HBO, which stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as the zombie apocalypse survivors Joel and Ellie. There’s also a “Twisted Metal” series, based on the vehicular combat video games, starring Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Neve Campbell and Thomas Haden Church coming to Peacock.
On top of those, there’s a “Ghost of Tsushima” feature film in the works from “John Wick” director Chad Stahelski. The video game takes place in feudal Japan and follows a samurai named Jin Sakai on a quest for revenge during the Mongol invasion. Outside of Sony’s realm, other video game adaptations in the works include Amazon’s “Fallout” series, starring Walton Goggins and Ella Purnell, from the “Westworld” creative team; Netflix’s “Bioshock” movie; and a rumored “Mass Effect” series at Amazon.