Sounds like the Uncharted movie and The Last of Us television show are just the tip of the iceberg for Sony’s newly established PlayStation Productions department, as Sony Pictures has ten projects in production based on the company’s video game intellectual property. According to CEO Tony Vinciquerra, speaking with CNBC, three of these upcoming conversions will be movies while a further seven will be TV series.
He said: “We have a program within the company called One Sony. You’ll be seeing a lot more integration of Sony companies together.” To be honest, we’ve already seen elements of this, like how Jaden Smith’s new music video was closely aligned with the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Exactly which franchises these unannounced projects will be based on remains to be seen. Horizon Zero Dawn seems like a perfect fit for cinema, but could prove incredibly costly to make. There have been rumours for years that Twisted Metal is getting a television show, and we suspect that’s one of the projects on the docket here – in fact, Vinciquerra has openly spoken about that before.
To be honest, we’re not completely against this entire initiative, as long as it does the brands justice. The Last of Us is almost certainly going to be a behemoth hit with HBO involved, and Sony Pictures, to its credit, has been pumping out some excellent television shows for years now. It’s the movies we’re a little more concerned about, but we’re willing to keep an open mind. Which first-party brands do you reckon would be ripe for adaptation?