In the shadow of its success with the Uncharted franchise for the PlayStation, Sony Pictures – through its film division of its video game division, Sony PlayStation Productions – is reportedly developing a film adaptation of Days Gone, starring Sam Heughan (“Outlander”) as the headliner, with screenwriter Sheldon Turner adapting .
Created by Bend Studios and selling 9 million copies, the game is set in the Pacific Northwest in the wake of a devastating global pandemic. It tells the story of Deacon St. John (Hewan), a former motorcycle club member who fights for survival against the forces of desperation and mutant predators in his quest to find his wife’s love. long dead. According to Deadline’s sources, the script is said to be based on a love of motorcycle movies – a two-wheeler is the character’s only means of transportation.
Days Gone will also be produced by Sheldon, Jennifer Klein through their Vendetta Productions, and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan from either PlayStation Productions.
Turner won a Golden Globe with Jason Reitman and was nominated for an Oscar for his adaptation of Up in the Air. He is credited with narrating X-Men – First Class and wrote the script for Doug Liman’s upcoming Everest, which Klein is also producing. Turner just rewrote Lyman’s Roadhouse starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor for Prime Video. Paramount Players recently acquired the original Man of War pitch from Turner and Klein.
Scottish actor Heughan plays Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander. He stars in Liman’s upcoming film Everest and Jim Strauss’s Everything Comes Back to Me. He also starred in the comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me with Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis and Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot.
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