Uncharted Movie, Last of Us Series 'Just the Beginning' of Non-Gaming PlayStation Projects
The Uncharted movie and The Last of Us series are "just the beginning" of Sony's efforts to expand into new media, according to PlayStation boss Jim Ryan. Speaking at CES 2021, Ryan touched on Sony's plans to increase integration between all of its entertainment properties. He indicated that there could be more PlayStation adaptations on the horizon, as he referred to the upcoming Uncharted movie and HBO's The Last of Us show as "just the beginning of the expansion of our storytelling into new media and even wider audiences." In his brief presentation, Ryan said the company is "really thrilled to bring some of the best PlayStation IP to new media like film and television" because these types of projects align with the company's core focus and strategy. He noted that, ultimately, "Sony is a creative entertainment company, and entertainment has never been more important." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/14/tom-holland-says-uncharted-has-a-solution-to-the-video-game-movie-problem"] Towards the end of last year, Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra revealed that his studio had been actively developing 10 video game adaptations, including seven TV shows and three movies based on PlayStation properties, though he didn't specify whether the Uncharted movie and The Last of Us TV series were included in that count. Uncharted is scheduled to release theatrically in the U.S. on July 16, 2021, after stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg (who is only signed on for one movie) finally wrapped production in October. While it remains to be seen if Uncharted sticks to its 2021 release date, at least we have actually seen Holland as Nathan Drake... and seemingly seen Wahlberg's Sully mustache as well. Meanwhile, The Last of Us HBO series producer Craig Mazin promised that the TV show adaptation will not "undo" the popular Naughty Dog PlayStation game, but rather "enhance" it by expanding the source material. HBO officially gave the green light to the project last November and it may end up airing in 2022, right against The Walking Dead's final season. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-video-game-movie-in-development-almost&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.