GHOST OF TSUSHIMA Director Chad Stahelski Shares His Vision for the Film Adaptation
John Wick director Chad Stahelski is developing a movie adaptation of the hit samurai video game Ghost of Tsushima. This is an excellent game, and fans have been thinking about what we can expect from the film adaptation. We’ve all been wishing for something incredible, and it looks like it is going to be awesome.
In a new interview with Collider, Stahelski shares his vision for the movie saying that the project will features “a complete Japanese cast, in Japanese.” He also plans to create an authentic Japanese experience that will be “visually stunning” and celebrate his “love of the country, love of the people, love of the language.” He explained:
“Honestly, it’s probably the same things that would scare the shit out of most people. It’s a fantasy period piece. It’s done with reverence to Akira Kurosawa, who’s probably in the top five biggest influences of my life as far as film goes.
“It’s a chance to push technology and people in a story that’s timeless. It’s your typical mythological story of good versus evil, finding a man, watching him change the world or the world changes him. It’s all the Joseph Campbell stuff that you’d love in a story. You put that in with, obviously, so I’m told I have a bit of a Samurai fetish, which is probably true from Manga and anime and stuff.
“So, I think if we did this right, it would be visually stunning. It’s character driven. It’s got an opportunity for great action, great looks. And honestly, we’d to try to do it, all in character. Meaning, it’s a Japanese thing about the Mongols invading Tsushima island.”
He goes on to say that Sony Pictures fully backs his vision for the movie: “A complete Japanese cast, in Japanese. Sony is so on board with backing us on that. I’ve been going to Japan since I was 16.” He added:
“I have a love of the country, love of the people, love of the language. To try to direct not only in my language, but someone else’s and culturally shift my mindset to bring apart that in a cool way that still entices a Western audience.”