PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan Teases More Film And TV Adaptations After Uncharted And Last Of Us

Your favorite PlayStation came might be getting the Hollywood treatment soon.

Speaking at CES 2021, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan revealed that the upcoming film adaptation of Uncharted and HBO’s The Last of Us series are “just the beginning” of what Sony has planned for their most popular IPs.

Here’s what Ryan said:

This is just the beginning of the expansion of our storytelling into new media and even wider audiences. Sony is a creative entertainment company and entertainment has never been more important.

The upcoming Uncharted movie features Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Whalberg as Sully. Principal photography began last summer and wrapped on October 30. The film is a prequel to the Uncharted series, taking place years before the original Uncharted game when Nathan Drake was a young treasure hunter. Despite years of ups and downs, the Uncharted movie is scheduled to release in theaters on July 16.

The Last of Us series for HBO was announced this past March. Craig Mazen (Chernobyl, Superhero Movie) will serve as the showrunner for the series, which will follow the story of The Last of Us more closely than Uncharted. While we don’t yet know who has been cast for the series or when it will air, we do know Mazin is working closely with Naughty Dog and TLOU2 director Neil Druckmann. In an interview with the BBC last June, Mazen said “In this case, I’m doing it with [Neil Druckmann], and so the changes that we’re making are designed to fill things out and expand, not to undo, but rather to enhance.”

At CES 2021, Jim Ryan did not reveal anything specific about other upcoming adaptation. With the two biggest franchises out of the way, it’s easy to speculate on the other PlayStation games that might eventually hit the big screen.

Screenwriter David Self wrote a God of War screenplay back in 2005, but that project has faced the same kind of turmoil as Uncharted. Pacific Rim: Uprising’s director, Steven S. DeKnight, has expressed interest in directing the film. If the project moves forward, DeKnight has said he would like to cast Dave Bautista as Kratos. Other possible adaptations include Horizon, Bloodborne, and Little Big Planet.

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Eric Switzer is the Livestream News Editor for TheGamer as well as the lead for VR and Tech. He has written about comics and film for Bloody Disgusting and VFXwire. He is a graduate of University of Missouri – Columbia and Vancouver Film School. Eric loves board games, fan conventions, new technology, and his sweet sweet kitties Bruce and Babs. Favorite games include Destiny 2, Kingdom Hearts, Super Metroid, and Prey…but mostly Prey. His favorite Pokémon is Umbreon.

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