Horizon, God of War, and Gran Turismo Added to PlayStation’s Growing List of TV and Movie Projects

Sony Pictures promises more PlayStation-inspired shows and movies.

Sony is continuing to dig into the back catalog to make new movies and streaming shows. Uncharted was released earlier this year and the film just recently crossed $400 million worldwide at the box office. The Last of Us for HBO is currently in production, with the first season expected to premiere in 2023. Oddly enough, there’s also a Twisted Metal TV series in the works for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service. That last one feels like a bad fit, but what do I know?

Last night, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that further shows are in development. The news comes from comments made during Sony’s 2022 Business Segment Briefing , as attended by MST Financial senior analyst David Gibson. During the call, the company touted the growing synergy between all divisions of Sony, including Sony Pictures and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The company reconfirmed the God of War series coming from Amazon Prime Video. Alongside that detail, it mentioned that two more PlayStation projects are in the works: a Horizon-related project at Netflix and a Gran Turismo television series. This would be the second Gran Turismo series following the live-action competition webseries GT Academy

This builds on comments made last year by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. “We will continue to strengthen the experience for our community through collaboration with partners and across Sony Group. As Yoshida mentioned earlier, one especially noteworthy collaboration is in our ongoing work with Sony Pictures to adapt key game IP for film and tv entertainment with 10 projects currently in various stages of development,” said Ryan at a 2021 corporate strategy meeting

The addition of Horizon and Gran Turismo brings the list of projects to seven:

  • Uncharted (Film)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Film)
  • The Last of Us (HBO)
  • Twisted Metal (Peacock)
  • God of War (Amazon)
  • Gran Turismo (TBA)
  • Horizon (Netflix)

That leaves three more movies or shows, not counting the likely sequel to Uncharted. Sony Pictures benefits from not having its own streaming service and selling its shows to multiple services. Wonder what else Sony is working on? Sly Cooper? A Resistance television show? It is worth noting that many of the projects announced are highlighted in the opening animation for PlayStation Productions that appears prior to its films (shown below), with Astrobot and Ratchet & Clank being the odd ones out.

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