UPDATE: Warrior star Andrew Koji (Bullet Train) has officially thrown his name into the hat for the lead role in Ghost of Tsushima.
“I’m going after Ghost of Tsushima — that’s what I’m going to do. I would love that. I think I can do a really good Jin Sakai. I can bring my own spin to it. I’ve played [the video game] twice now, I was thinking about it because [the adaptation has] been on the horizon, all the team talking about it. It would have to stand by itself, because the game’s so good. Let that exist by itself, and the film should be something slightly different. That’s the problem with those video game films,” Koji told Entertainment Weekly.
Koji as Jin Sakai is too perfect. Crossing our fingers that Sony Pictures has some sense and cast Koji asap.
Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are developing a live action adaptation of the hit video game Ghost of Tsushima, with John Wick director Chad Stahelski attached to helm.
Stahelski will also serve as producer alongside Alex Young and Jason Spitz of 87Eleven Entertainment. Sucker Punch Productions’ Peter Kang will oversee the project on behalf of the studio, which will serve as executive producer with Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions.
For those unfamiliar with the game, it follows a samurai warrior named Jin Sakai, the last surviving member of his clan, who must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.