Ghost of Tsushima live-action Hollywood movie on the way, Japanese Twitter reacts

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

The U.S.-made PlayStation samurai epic starts a second life as a feature film.

It wasn’t all that long ago that gamers in Japan routinely gave the cold shoulder to foreign-developed titles, and though that’s largely changed in recent years, it was hard to predict what sort of reception Ghost of Tsushima was going to get, seeing as how it’s a U.S.-made title that takes place in Japan’s samurai era. Ultimately, though, the Sucker Punch-developed, Sony-published Ghost of Tsushima has been a huge commercial and critical success in Japan, and its worldwide smash-hit status has convinced Sony Pictures to greenlight a live-action feature film.

“The idea of translating our game into a new medium is exciting, and we’re intrigued by the possibilities,” said Ghost of Tsushima game director Nate Fox in breaking the news, adding “To think that we could sit in the theater someday watching [protagonist] Jin Sakai

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