If you haven’t heard the news, Sony Interactive Entertainment has recently launched PlayStation Productions. It’s a brand new production studio that is planning to “mine the company’s extensive catalog of video game titles for film and television.”
We’ve seen tons of announcements of Sony franchises that are planning on getting film adaptations like Metal Gear Solid and The Last of Us, but this studio will be developing and producing everything in-house, because who knows PlayStation better than PlayStation?
Head of PlayStation Productions, Asad Qizilbash, mentioned that they are open in not only creating films, but they are open to television series as well if it fits the video game material.
We’re not entirely sure how it’s all going to pan out, but here are 5 PlayStation franchises that the new productions studio should adapt first.
The set-pieces, the compelling narrative, and the wonderfully developed cast of characters that are part of the Uncharted franchise are just asking to be adapted into a live-action format.
I know, we already have a live-action film adaptation of Uncharted in the works with Tom Holland starring as a younger version of Nathan Drake, but I think a new television series developed in-house from PlayStation would be brilliant.
Each episode could focus on a different character, giving us more insight into their history and other moments of their lives that aren’t featured in the video games.
Perhaps the first episode could be about Drake and Sully stealing some kind of treasure in Paris and the second could revolve around a side-story starring Chloe or Nadine? Of course, I’d be hoping to see the introduction of new characters and villains, too.
Now that Drake’s story seems to be wrapped up thanks to the satisfying conclusion of Uncharted 4, now is the perfect time for a PlayStation film adaptation to showcase some of his untold stories.