Spectators at CES 2024 got a bit more than they bargained for when Sony unveiled the first footage of its upcoming Gravity Rush movie, based on the games by the now-defunct Japan Studio and Team Gravity. The video doesn’t show a lot, only what appears to be work-in-progress footage with some rough CGI. Nonetheless, this is the first real sign that Sony and PlayStation Productions are actually moving ahead with the adaptation.
The Gravity Rush movie footage was shown off at Sony’s CES 2024 keynote address, revealing a behind-the-scenes look at the adaptation and a very brief look at one action sequence. Sony didn’t unveil any release date or plot information, simply stating that it’s currently in production. Sony’s keynote also included a mention of the upcoming Legend of Zelda movie, calling it “an amazing tale of adventure and discovery.”
The Gravity Rush movie, which was announced in August last year, will be directed by Anna Mastro, who is best known for her work in the music industry, directing music videos for the likes of Leona Lewis and The Pussycat Dolls. Not much else is actually known about the movie, though it looks like it’s going down the CGI route which is fitting for the stylish, gravity-bending action of the games that might require a much larger budget if were to go the full live-action route. Of course, plans could change so we’ll have to wait and see.
Gravity Rush originally released for the PlayStation Vita 2012 and received critical acclaim, later being ported to PS4. However, it was deemed a financial failure. A sequel, Gravity Rush 2, was released for PS4 in 2017 and like its predecessor, earned high review scores but failed to meet Sony’s financial targets. This, along with other reasons, led to the closure of Japan Studio.
You can watch the Gravity Rush movie footage below as part of Sony’s CES 2024 press conference: