Days Gone is reported to be the subsequent PlayStation franchise to be made right into a characteristic movie.
In response to Deadline, Sony’s PlayStation Productions is engaged on the Days Gone movie mission with Oscar-nominated author Sheldon Turner, who wrote Up within the Sky and wrote the story for X-Males: First Class.
Scottish actor Sam Heughan, greatest identified for his roles in Outlander and Bloodshot, is alleged to be thought of for the lead function of Deacon St. John, with the script being known as “a love ballad for bike films.”
Days Gone Story Trailer | PS4
Bend Studio is ready within the Pacific Northwest within the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic. The sport follows former bike membership member Deacon St. John as he fights for survival in opposition to mutated predatory people looking for his lacking companion.
The massive-screen adaptation will seemingly be welcomed by followers of Days Gone, who’ve had loads of cause recently to consider that Sony has all however deserted it.
Final 12 months, a Bloomberg report first stated that PlayStation had deserted plans for a sequel, after which the sport’s lead builders left the corporate.
Sony hasn’t launched official gross sales figures for Days Gone (though its director claims it has bought near 10 million copies), however its Metacritic rating of 71 will seemingly disappoint an organization that is used to seeing its personal releases take pleasure in almost unanimous essential acclaim.
Talking publicly final 12 months, Days Gone director Jeff Ross, who left Bend Studio in 2020 after having been with the corporate for about 20 years, confirmed that he was engaged on pitching Days Gone 2 sooner or later.
Ross later criticized Sony for allegedly making Bend Studio “really feel prefer it was a giant disappointment.”
“On the time I left Sony, Days Gone had been out for a 12 months and a half (and a month) and had bought over 8 million copies,” the director wrote. “Since then, it has bought extra after which over 1,000,000 on Steam. The administration of the native studio has at all times made us really feel like it is a massive disappointment.”
Sony Interactive Leisure has confirmed that Bend Studio is engaged on a brand new IP and “constructing on the deep open world programs they developed in Days Gone.”