Sony has announced that God of War, Horizon and Gran Turismo will all be adapted into TV shows. The Horizon series will go to Netflix, while God of War will go to Amazon. It’s unknown where the Gran Turismo series will end up. Sony previously announced that it had plans to adapt several of its most popular IP into television shows or movies.
Speaking at a recent Sony Press Briefing, company president Jim Ryan confirmed that Sony’s next TV adaptations were God of War, Horizon and, interestingly enough, Gran Turismo. The latter is a racing simulator without any real story, so fans are wondering how Sony might approach this project.
That said, there’s plenty of potential for God of War and the Horizon series to be turned into compelling television. It’s unknown which mythology the God of War series will adapt, but the new Norse saga might be a bit easier since it lends itself well to more emotional storytelling as opposed to the Greek saga’s violent rampage.
This also marks Sony’s next big push into adapting their IPs “beyond gaming.” The company recently released a live-action Uncharted movie, with a live-action HBO TV adaptation of The Last of Us currently in production. A Ghost of Tsushima movie was greenlit too, though updates have been slow since its announcement. NBC’s Peacock will also receive a live-action Twisted Metal TV show starring Anthony Mackie and Neve Campbell.
Guerrilla Games’ Horizon series, which encompasses Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, seems ideal for a television adaptation. The studio already employed big-name actors such as Carrie-Anne Moss and Lance Reddick for the games, so a transition into live-action might be easier for Sony.
We’ll have to wait and see if these adaptations live up to the games, but the success rate is not the most consistent in Hollywood.
Source: Press Start Australia