The parade of PlayStation games-to-screen adaptation continues to grow, as Sony has announced that a live-action Days Gone film is currently in development with X-Men: First Class scribe Sheldon Turner helming the script.
First reported by Deadline, the project is being developed by Sony PlayStation Productions, who are also doubling up as producers alongside Vendetta Productions. No other details have been revealed, except that it’ll be a love ballad to motorcycle movies — the bike being protagonist Deacon St. John’s sole form of transportation, as per the game. Sam Heughan, star of historical drama television series Outlander, is currently being eyed to play the former outlaw-turned drifter.
Released in 2019 by Bend Studio, the action-adventure game is set in the the post-apocalyptic open world of Pacific Northwest. It follows Deacon as he fights to survive against zombie-like creatures called Freakers, which can be killed by firearms, melee weapons, traps, explosives, and choke points.
The Days Gone film is the latest adaptation to join the list of announcements from Sony. Apart from HBO’s The Last of Us series, a Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, and Twisted Metal series are in the works at Netflix, Amazon, and Peacock respectively. A Gran Turismo movie is driving into theatres in 2023, while Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima is getting a movie, with director Chad Stahelski (John Wick) seeking to add a full Japanese cast for authenticity.