Anna Mastro To Direct Film Based On ‘Gravity Rush’ PlayStation Game

PlayStation Productions and Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free banner have reportedly launched development on a film based on 2012 action-adventure game Gravity Rush. Anna Mastro (Secret Society of Second Born Royals) is attached to direct from a script written by Emily Jerome (Panopticon).

The PlayStation Vita game sees players control Kat, an amnesiac with the ability to manipulate gravity, who uses her powers to defend the floating community of Hekseville from gravity storms and the mysterious race of monsters known as the Nevi. The game only sold 200,000 copies but garnered enough praise to develop a cult following and even a 2017 sequel.

Keiichiro Toyama, best known for his work on Silent Hill and the Siren series, directed the project, which drew from Japanese and Western comics including the work of French artist Jean Giraud. So the adventure genre and the variety of interesting visuals do make this sound like a smart choice for a film adaptation despite its lesser stature compared to other popular game titles.

Deadline, who first reported the news, state that it’s currently not yet clear who will produce the film. And while PlayStation Productions falls under the Sony umbrella, it’s also unclear whether the film will actually be distributed by the studio.

Mastro has worked on shows such as The Rookie, Shameless, Jane The Virgin, and Gossip Girl. Her most recent film, Secret Society of Second Born Royals, hit Disney+ in 2020.

Jerome already has a working relationship with Sony, having been tapped by the studio earlier this year to adapt journalist Max Marshall‘s upcoming investigative memoir Among the Bros.

Gone are the days where video game film adaptations were considered a terrible idea. Most studios and streamers have at least one in the works now. Netflix and Paramount+ recently premiered shows based on the Resident Evil and Halo franchises, respectively, while fellow PlayStation IP Twisted Metal is becoming a TV series on Peacock starring Anthony Mackie.

Amazon are also developing shows based on three huge titles: God of War, Mass Effect, and Fallout.

Netflix are working on a film adaptation of the BioShock franchise, while Eli Roth‘s Borderlands adaptation starring Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart will likely be released within the next year.


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