Sony has the hope of God of war fans by confirming that they are not currently developing a movie or TV show based on the popular action game. While a new God of war game is expected to be released before the end of 2021, there have been many rumors in recent months that Sony is about to announce a tie-in movie or TV series, but a new article in the New York Times has confirmed that there are no plans to develop the game in any way.
Focusing on Sony Pictures’ upcoming releases, the article discussed such anticipated video game-based adaptations as HBO’s The last of us to the long-delayed Not chartered film, and it’s the studio’s recent emphasis on turning some of their biggest Playstation franchises into big and small screen offerings that led many to speculate that God of war could be next on the list.
While a Sony representative did not rule out the possibility in the distant future, a Sony representative categorically ruled out any current plans to proceed with a transfer to TV or film for the God of War series. While this may not be news that fans have wanted to hear, that doesn’t mean Sony’s list of upcoming game-to-screen tweaks is lacking in notable titles. Like The Last of US and Uncharted, there are two other projects in early development in the studio with a TV series of the Turned metal series of games and a feature film by Spirit of Tsushima on its way to production soon.
With the recent Sonic the hedgehog film that receives more favorable reviews than expected, and the Mortal Kombat restart doing reasonable business even with many flaws, Sony is unlikely to be in any of their own franchises with game-based movie cleanups having some sort of resurgence and their Playstation Productions movie studio has done very little since its inception in 2019 Video games have laid the foundation for many hit movies such as Resident Evil and its many sequels and the most recent Pikachu film, based in part on the Nintendo game series. However, the past decades have also given us Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter and others who have their staunch devotees but generally failed to deliver the big hits expected of them.
Reports dating back to December 2020 have speculated which Playstation titles could get the movie treatment, with many mentions of God of war among them, and Blood borne being another title with potential. Much of the speculation about which of Sony’s games might be in development stemmed from a CNBC interview with Sony Pictures’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tony Vinciquerra, in which he revealed that there are currently 3 movies and 7 TV series in different are stages of development. , but gave no further information on which of their popular titles they could be based on, allowing fans to come up with their own ideas about the games they’d love to see, make the leap to the big screen. The titles that appeared on fans’ lists ranged from family friendly, Sonic-like Crash Bandicoot to adult-oriented horror Until dawn, and the military action shooter Killzone few of those who have the potential satisfy or upset a fan base, depending on how well the translations are received. This news originated on The New York Times.
Subjects: video games