Days Gone movie is reportedly in the works at Sony

Since Uncharted‘s successful theatrical run earlier this year, Sony has been preparing to turn more PlayStation franchises into movies. The latest, it seems, is a big-screen adaptation of Days Gone.

A report by Deadline states that PlayStation Productions, Sony’s division responsible for greenlighting these games-to-movie adaptations, is bringing on actor Sam Heughan (Outlanders) and screenwriter Sheldon Turner (X-Men: First Class) for a Days Gone film. Vendetta Productions is seemingly undertaking the movie’s production alongside PlayStation Productions.

Days Gone came out in 2019 for the PS4. It tells the story of a biker named Deacon St. John struggling to survive the zombie apocalypse. Well, in the fiction, they’re called “Freakers,” but let’s not do that. Despite some rumblings that it didn’t sell so well, game director Jeff Ross claims otherwise. The actual sales figures are difficult to nail down, but it’s allegedly somewhere around 8 million copies. Some outlets have disputed that number, though.

Other PlayStation hits becoming movies include Gran Turismo and Ghost of Tsushima — both of which are already in production. Similarly, HBO is turning The Last of Us into a TV series, while Amazing is seemingly doing something similar with God of War.

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.