When you play video video games and personal a PlayStation (or a PC), chances are you’ll keep in mind Days Gone, a 2019 recreation from Sony Bend the place you performed a biker combating hordes of zombies in Oregon. Even with a blended reception at launch, the sport went on to promote several million copies in its lifetime, however not sufficient for Sony to approve a sequel. Lest you assume the adventures of Deacon St. John are at a untimely finish, it could quickly be coming to a theater close to you, if Sony’s received something to say about it.
Per Deadline, the sport is receiving a live-action movie remedy. Whereas a director hasn’t been roped in, the movie has a author within the type of Up within the Air’s Sheldon Turner, and a possible star in Outlander’s Sam Heughan. Deadline’s described Turner’s script as a “love ballad to bike films,” and on condition that Deacon’s bike was such a key mechanic within the recreation, you may’t say it doesn’t make sense.
Sony’s been on an actual kick with bringing its first-party video games to TV and movie. A number of of their huge IP inside the previous few years, resembling God of War, Horizon, and Ghost of Tsushima, are set to get live-action diversifications. With how a lot these franchises crib from Hollywood within the first place, and pretty openly at that, it definitely feels bizarre forking over $70 to play one thing that’ll in all probability wind up on Netflix in about 4 years.
Possibly it’ll work out in Days Gone’s case, although. Since audiences actually take to zombies in TV and movie, which will wind up giving it an edge over its fellow PlayStation blockbuster brethren. And who is aware of, mayhaps the curiosity within the movie, ought to it come to fruition, will be sufficient to get a Days Gone 2 in gamers’ arms. Generally, good issues come to those that wait.
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