As part of a video released to coincide with Sony’s digital presence at CES 2021, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has again mentioned Sony’s ongoing plans to adapt its game franchises into TV shows and films. While the CEO singled out the upcoming Tom Holland Uncharted movie and HBO’s The Last Of Us adaptation, Ryan said these were “just the beginning.”
In December, Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra said that the company has three movies and seven TV shows in development based on games properties, and now we’re getting a bit more detail from the gaming side of that collaboration.
As reported by Comicbook.com, the quote comes from a CES hype video where Ryan briefly recaps the PS5 launch and some of the big-name games coming to the new console in the next few years. “We’re also really thrilled to bring some of the best PlayStation IP to new media like film and television,” he said. “You’ll see this year the upcoming Tom Holland film, Uncharted, based on our iconic adventure games. And The Last of Us, a gritty emotional journey, will be coming to HBO. This is just the beginning of the expansion of our storytelling into new media and even wider audiences. Sony is a creative entertainment company, and entertainment has never been more important.”
Of all these projects, the Uncharted film starring Tom Holland is furthest along, having wrapped production in 2020 and due for release on July 16, 2021. The Last of Us series may take a little longer, having only just been greenlit in November 2020. While not mentioned by Ryan, Sony Pictures is also collaborating on a live action Final Fantasy XIV show that’ll be produced by Hivemind Productions.