New Details On Ghost of Tsushima Movie Revealed

Ghost of Tsushima is getting a movie adaption and the John Wick creator is at the helm. Oh my goodness...

Ghost of Tsushima movie
The Ghost goes Hollywood. | © Sony

Jin Sakai will join Master Chief as the next super-bland gaming character to get an adaption for the silver screen. The good thing about this is that you can't screw up Jin because any actor with the ability to do his job, will fill the blank canvas that the original character left behind. That's not a knock on Ghost of Tsushima getting a movie, though, because I love the idea. Also, Samurai movies have historically worked well with silent protagonists, so this one has all the potential in the world.

Ghost of Tsushima Movie by John Wick Creator

This potential is especially amplified by the fact that John Wick director Chad Stahelski is helming the project. John Wick is a franchise that's all about a simple, effective story, a silent protagonist, and beautiful combat choreography and visuals. That's literally perfect for Ghost of Tsushima because that's literally what Ghost of Tsushima is.

Stahelski has also revealed that he's working very closely with the devs, and the story will be a faithful retelling of Jin Sakai fighting off the Mongol Invasion as the Ghost of Tsushima. Honestly, I've always thought that Ghost of Tsushima is just Batman Begins in a different setting, so I'm expecting something very similar here.

[Update, August 14, 2022]

Chad Stahelski has confirmed that the Ghost of Tsushima movie adaptation will feature a fully Japanese cast and will be fully Japanese... naturally.

Many fans of the game were scared that the movie wouldn't exactly be culturally appropriate. And before you go off: we have seen this happen again and again (Scarlett Johanson ain't exactly Asian, folks).

But Stahelski said that "Western audiences in general are getting more and more used to [reading subtitles]" additionally to:

A complete Japanese cast, in Japanese. Sony is so on board with backing us on that. I've been going to Japan since I was 16. I have a love of the country, love of the people, love of the language. To try to direct not only in my language, but someone else's and culturally shift my mindset to bring apart that in a cool way that still entices a Western audience.

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There is no release date as of now, and the director has simply stated that they are going to be taking their time, so I'm assuming we can expect a release date around the time that Ghost of Tsushima 2 becomes relevant - simply to capitalize on the hype.