PlayStation to adapt their IPs into film and TV through newly formed PlayStation Productions studio

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    Good video game movies are a hard commodity to come by, with most film adaptations of beloved game franchises having a tendency to fall into mediocrity, or be remembered purely for being terrible. PlayStation is looking to change that, however, with the formation of a new production studio that will be dedicated to bringing their IPs to both TV and film. Called PlayStation Productions, the division will be led by Asad Qizilbash, with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Shawn Layden overseeing all projects.

    Stating that PlayStation was tired of licensing out their IPs to other film studios, Qzilbash claims that his team will be better prepared to create movies and shows based off gaming franchises, as they are familiar with the properties, and know "what the PlayStation community loves". Sony Pictures will be funding these projects, though they will have no hand in creating them, with Layden stressing the fact that PlayStation Productions will have the money to take their time, hire the most suitable casts, and won't have to rush out any movies to meet strict deadlines.

    Time will tell if this venture will be a successful one for PlayStation, as the team appears to value taking things slow. PlayStation Productions seems to have the right mindset, but do you think they can pull off creating good TV shows and movies for their game franchises?

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  1. SANIC

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    Uncharted Movie in 2022
     
  2. phillyrider807

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    Uncharted last of us and God Of War are no brainers
     
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  3. leon315

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    Make God of war movie!
     
  4. kumikochan

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    Yeah i can dig an uncharted movie franchise seeing Indiana jones movies are def one of my all time favourites.
     
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    Seeing how the Rachet and Clank movie turned out. Yeah I'm not looking forward to this move.
     
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    A Uncharted movie with Gerard Butler as Nathan Drake would work he looks so like him.
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    Interesting, I'm not that surprised they're looking to do more movies/TV shows but I am kind of surprised they're setting up their own studio for it.

    I'm curious to see how this turns out, hopefully they'll make some halfway decent video game adaptations now that they'll have complete control over everything.
     
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  8. Reploid

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    Oh, the irony. SOny 'games' were already so dull that had barely any gameplay, thus being more like cartoons
     
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    A live-action adaptation of PaRappa the Rapper will be coming to theaters in the future.
    In all seriousness, I'm not sure what to expect out of this. I'm just hoping it'll either be something good or decent at the very least.
     
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    Last of Us and Uncharted seem will fitted to today's Cinema environment.
     
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    So we gonna get Parappa the rapper movie? :creep:
     
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    I would love to see a Horizon Zero Dawn movie.
     
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    Can't see much potential there outside of a The Last of Us game to film adaptation (with Ellen Page as main cast ofc).
     
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    Will this help the Metal Gear Solid movie come to life?
    I'm not too excited about this whole thing though...Not yet at least.
     
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  16. Bladexdsl

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    oh god get ready for a shit wave of baaaaaaaad movies!
     
  17. kumikochan

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    It's funny how i'm seeing mostly negative comments by everyone just because it's Sony despite them having a lot of experience with making movies but when Nintendo anounced they would be doing movies and shows again the general reception was positive. It's clear how big the double standards are again when it comes to anything besides Nintendo
     
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    They made fucking Pixels and the Rachet and Clank movie. Just because they have experience doesn't mean they're good.
     
  19. kumikochan

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    And Nintendo made an awful Mario movie and a shitty Mario show so your point is ?
     
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