PlayStation Is Making God of War and Horizon Forbidden West TV Shows

During a recent investor briefing, Sony announced several upcoming television projects. There’s a Horizon Zero Dawn show coming to Netflix, a God of War for Amazon, and an as-yet-unplaced pitch for a Gran Turismo movie.

This all follows in the footsteps of last year’s Uncharted movie, which I thought was an idiot but did well (over $400 million) at the box office, and joins three more projects that were already well-known. There will be an HBO show based on The Last of Us, a Ghost of Tsushima movie, and – weirdest of all – a Twisted Metal TV series being made by NBC.

There’s an actual image from The Last of Us, and we know the main actors (Joel is Pedro Pascal, best known for The Mandalorian, and Ellie is Bella Ramsey, who did an excellent Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch), so a definitely will happen.

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As for the others, Hollywood news site Deadline is reporting that Sony has its eyes on none other than Neill Blomkamp of District 9 will direct the proposed Gran Turismo movie. Director and screenwriter Takashi Doscher is working on the script for Ghost of Tsushima, while the Twisted Metal series is cast and scripted by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

There are no details about the Horizon Zero Dawn series, although of course there are many opinions on the internet about who should be cast as protagonist Aloy. Jennifer Lawrence isn’t a bad scream, in fact, at least we know she can shoot a bow.

SIE boss Jim Ryan was upbeat at the presentation where this list of projects will be announced, and it’s clear that PlayStation is betting on screen projects and distributing them evenly across major streaming services. In addition to the non-interactive things, PlayStation also promises “a whole slate” (opens in new tab) of games being ported to PC in the future – and hopes to win staggering $300 million (opens in new tab) next year’s PC game sales, just under four times what it did last year. All that and we still haven’t gotten a Bloodborne port, huh.

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