The parade of PlayStation movie and series adaptations continues, as we now learn that Sony is working on a Days Gone movie.
Reported by Deadline, Sony PlayStation Productions is apparently developing the film with an adaptation from X-Men: First Class story developer Sheldon Turner. The film will be produced by Vendetta Productions and PlayStation Productions.
Released in 2019, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game set in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. The game stars Deacon St. John, a motorcycle-riding bounty hunter who fights to survive against the Freakers, zombie-like creatures that frequently attack in hordes. Deacon also spends much of the game searching for the long-lost love of his life. According to the report, the film will be a “love ballad to motorcycle movies; the motorcycle being Deacon’s only means of transportation”.
The producers are currently considering Outlander star Sam Heughan to play Deacon St. John. The actor has also appeared in The Spy Who Dumped Me, Bloodshot and the upcoming film Everest.
We wrote in our Days Gone review: “Some tweaks and edits could have removed the boredom and celebrated what makes this game unique and interesting, but Days Gone rolls strictly in the middle of the dusty road and never finds its rhythm. “
Every video game movie in development (almost)
The new Days Gone adaptation is just the latest in a series of announcements from Sony. Some of the PlayStation movies and series in the works include HBO’s The Last of Us show, Uncharted movie franchise, God of War series for Amazon Prime, Twisted Metal series for Peacock, Netflix’s Horizon series, Gran Turismo and the Ghost of Tsushima Movie. For this project, we recently learned that the director wanted the film to be entirely in Japanese.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPplant.