‘Ghost Of Tsushima’ Adaptation Taps Takashi Doscher To Write Chad Stahelski Film

Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions had already announced that Chad Stahelski (John Wick) woul direct their feature film adaptation of popular video game Ghost Of Tsushima, and they’ve now secured a writer for the project. Takashi Doscher is on board to pen the script.

Doscher became the youngest director to sell a film to ESPN after the network purchased the rights to his documentary A Fighting Chance. He’s also worked on sci-fi romance Only with Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr., and is currently in production on Blue.

The Ghost Of Tsushima game revolves around samurai warrior Jin Sakai, the last surviving member of his clan who must set aside tradition to wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima, combing through the island to recruit allies and guerrilla fighters to take back the island from the Mongol leader Khotun Khan.

The game’s acclaimed visuals really come to the forefront once the story takes a surreal turn when Jin comes across a village under a mysterious poisonous ‘spell.’ The game was one of the top nominees at the Game Awards 2020, up for Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, and Best Performer for Daisuke Tsuji.

The collaboration between Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions has gotten off to a strong start this year, with the Uncharted adaptation become a box-office hit and grossing almost $400 million worldwide. The highly anticipated TV adaptation of The Last Of Us is also in production and expected to hit HBO sometime in 2022.

We already know Stahelski can deliver the goods from an action standpoint. Now all Doscher has to do is adapt an acclaimed game with an award-nominated narrative into a screenplay. Easier said than done, but all the pieces are there for Ghost Of Tsushima to become a successful movie.


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