Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima Movie Could Be Entirely Japanese

Sony is determined to turn first-party PlayStation games into as many movies or TV shows as possible, with the most recent being  a TV show for HBO , The Last of Us series created by Naughty Dog. Also expected to be adapted is Ghost of Tsushima , the samurai open-world game that John Wick’s Chad Stahelski was hired to direct earlier in the year .

While there is still some time for the movie to hit the big screen, Stahelski has revealed that his plan for the movie includes speaking the movie in Japanese . Speaking to Collider’s Steve Weintraub, Stahelski made some statements about the game being entirely based on Japanese culture and that it should be in Japanese right down to the dialogues.

Stahelski’s desire to make a fully subtitled film may remind us of Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho ‘s 2020 Oscar speech, in which he simply said that if more people watch films with subtitles, “they will meet a lot more great movies.” The director knows that there is a hurdle in bringing this idea to production companies, but he is optimistic that it can be achieved, especially if the action and content are good enough .

Sony's Ghost of Tsushima Movie Could Be Entirely Japanese

Plot of Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima, the developer of Inknown creator Sucker Punch, tells the story of Jin Sakai, who survived an attack on the island during the Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274. Torn between his long-held beliefs in samurai law and adopting new, more stealthy tactics, it falls to the Jin to gather allies and drive back the Mongols. Tsushima became a critical and commercial brand when it launched in 2020 and again in 2021 when it came to PlayStation 5 with a new story expansion . For better or worse, the game is heavily influenced by the samurai works of acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa. It will be very exciting to see how the movie will be brought to the big screen.