Sony has confirmed that no God of War movies or TV shows are currently in development.
The New York Times shared a quote from a Sony spokesperson commenting on the highly anticipated God of War movie, outright denying that the company is working on a game-to-feature adaptation of the action-adventure franchise. Contrary to speculation, one that is not, at least not in the short term, according to a Sony spokesperson is God of War, the report notes.
The idea of a God of War movie has been floating around since 2005, but nothing ever materialized. Rumors of a possible big-screen adaptation of the game rose again after the release of the 2018 God of War, in which Kratos, a one-note character, turned into “ a complex father, warrior, and monster, both of whom conflict were with field and in his own heart about how to treat his son. ”
God of War may be on the back burner for now, but there are reportedly 10 other video game adaptations in Sony Pictures’ pipeline. Late last year, Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra revealed that the studio was busy with multiple adaptations, including seven TV shows and three movies based on PlayStation properties.
One such project is Uncharted starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. The film is scheduled for release in theaters on February 18, 2022, as opposed to February 11, in the last of a number of minor pushes we’ve seen for releases from Sony Pictures, including the weeklong delay of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and the two-month delay for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
Holland will star as a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie adaptation alongside Mark Wahlberg as Victor “Sully” Sullivan, who may or may not wear a mustache in the movie. The latest image seems to suggest that the character will have a bare upper lip, unlike its video game counterpart, although it is entirely possible that the film will cover a longer time span and this is just a ‘stacheless snap’.
Sony is also starting production of The Last of Us, a series headed to HBO that promises to “improve” the popular Naughty Dog PlayStation game by expanding the source material, rather than undoing everything that preceded it. HBO officially gave the green light to the project last November, and it could eventually air in 2022, unlike the final season of The Walking Dead.
According to PlayStation chief Jim Ryan, the Uncharted movie and The Last of Us series are “just the beginning” of Sony’s efforts to expand into new media. He previously noted that the company was “very happy to bring some of the best PlayStation IP addresses to new media such as film and television,” as these types of projects align with Sony’s core focus and strategy as a “creative entertainment company.”
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