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Sony’s Biggest Gaming Franchises Hits The Big Screen With PlayStation Productions

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Nick Moreno

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As we have witnessed time and time again of video game adapted television or movies, they tend to result with a more disappointing outcome compared to what we initially experienced from playing the respected title. For Sony however, the company plans to take the matter into their own hands by opening their own production company focusing primarily on the franchises that define PlayStation.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Vice President of Marketing Asad Qizilbash alongside him SIE Chairman of Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden revealed the new division as PlayStation Pictures. According to Hollywood Reporter, the plan for Sony to pursue film/TV adaptations will bring in less traction since they company will not be looking towards third-party production companies towards creating their projects.

“Instead of licensing our IP out to studios,”Qizilbash states, “we felt the better approach was for us to develop and produce for ourselves. One, because we’re more familiar, but also because we know what the PlayStation community loves.”

Layden adds on by sharing that one of the major problems current game-based adaptations fail to do is completely understand the title/series that is being translating into film. Explaining that now is the best to pursue video games in other forms of entertainment media either it through streaming, televisions, or film.

Referencing heavily on Marvel’s take on comic books to big budget films and using their scheme of the industry as ‘inspiration’ for video games. “The real challenge is, how do you take 80 hours of gameplay and make it into a movie? The answer is, you don’t. What you do is you take that ethos you write from there specifically for the film audience. You don’t try to retell the game in a movie.”

It has been confirmed that several projects are currently in the works already under PlayStation Pictures.

What are you excited for most to be adapted into a TV series or full-length movie?

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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