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John Wick's director is working on Ghost of Tsushima movie adaptation

The 2020 PlayStation game is heavily inspired by Akira Kurosawa's classic samurai movies and is now set to become a film itself.

Ghost of Tsushima's spectacular world is coming to movie theaters.
Screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima is making the leap to the silver screen, the game's director confirmed following a Deadline report Thursday. It'll be helmed by John Wick director Chad Stahelski, who'll no doubt bring plenty of intense action to the samurai adventure.

The game, which hit PS4 last July, puts players in the role of samurai Jin Sakai as he tries to liberate the Japanese island of Tsushima from the invading Mongol Empire. He starts out as a stoic samurai, but adopts increasingly questionable methods that put him at odds with his more traditional allies.

"Jin is in very good hands with the film's director. Chad Stahelski created something special with John Wick," game director Nate Fox wrote in a blog post. "His vision for what could be, backed up by years of experience, combined to create some of the finest action scenes ever created. If anyone could bring to life the razor-sharp tension of Jin's katana combat, it's Chad Stahelski."

The game has also sold 6.5 million copies since its release, Fox revealed. If you're curious about it, the adventure is playable on PS5 via backward compatibility.

It's not the only PlayStation game getting an adaptation -- Tom Holland will play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, which is set to come out Feb. 11, 2022; Oscar Isaac is reportedly playing Solid Snake in a Metal Gear Solid movie; and The Last of Us is getting an HBO series starring The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal.

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