The director of the film, Chad Stahelski, wants the film to be totally Japanese, with a majority cast from the Japanese country and surrounding it in their language.
Ghost of Tsushima has become a successful game for PlayStation. The title of Sucker Punch managed to captivate players from the first moment with its agile combat or its beautiful open world , in addition to treating Japanese culture with great care in a video game that was clearly inspired by the films of AKira Kurosawa.
The success of the game has been such that Sony decided in 2021 to adapt it to the big screen with a film that will be directed by Chad Stahelski, the director of John Wick who faces a great challenge when it comes to bringing the video game to theaters. and also to the televisions in our homes.
In addition, Chad Stahelski is in love with Japanese culture and in an interview with Collider, he has assured that he wants to face the adaptation with a cast that is totally Japanese and also around it in the Japanese language , so in the United States, except surprise , would be released in this language, with viewers having to read subtitles, something many are not used to.
” I think if we do it right it’s going to be visually stunning and honestly, we’ll try to do everything in the original version. I mean, it’s a Japanese story about the Mongols invading the island of Tsushima so there needs to be a full Japanese cast and shot in Japanese.” Sony agrees to support us in this , “says the director who also believes that thanks to streaming platforms such as Netflix or HBO and works such as The Squid Game or Parasites , the American public is getting used to seeing subtitled works and approaching other cultures.
Ghost of Tsushima came to PS4 as a game that seemed to be destined for a very specific audience , that of lovers of Japanese culture or samurai movies. However, the Sucker Punch game has become a success for Sony consoles and according to the latest sales data it has already managed to place 9.73 million copies worldwide.