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“I think that’s the one that’s going to land”: John Wick 4 Director Assures Fans Ghost of Tsushima Will Be Epic After The Last of Us Success

“I think that’s the one that’s going to land”: John Wick 4 Director Assures Fans Ghost of Tsushima Will Be Epic After The Last of Us Success

Fans have been waiting with bated breath to see what Hollywood has in store for the epic samurai adventure, Ghost of Tsushima, since the video game’s successful debut in 2020. John Wick 4 director Chad Stahelski is no stranger to the world of action movies; however, he is new to the world of video game adaptations, and Ghost of Tsushima is at the top of his list.

Chad Stahelski Talks Ghost of Tsushima Movie

John Wick 4 director Chad Stahelski
John Wick 4 director Chad Stahelski

In a recent interview with BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast, Chad Stahelski spoke highly of the new project, predicted its great success, and thinks “Ghost” has “an amazing story.”:

“…Ghost… it’s got an amazing story. It’s the anti-samurai samurai movie. It’s got great thematics. We have a lot of push on that and a lot of interest because Last of Us pushing that, yes, the curse of video game-to-movie is kind of lifted. It can be done. You’ve just got to give it love and attention. And Ghost, of probably all the other video game [movies] in development, I think that’s the one that’s going to land.”

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So what is it about the Ghost of Tsushima movie that has the John Wick 4 director so sure of its success? To begin with, he enjoys the game just as much as everybody else. He acknowledges the game’s global success may be attributed to its compelling narrative, engaging gameplay, and amazing aesthetics. Yet, that’s not the whole story.

After the success of The Last of Us franchise, Chad Stahelski thinks movies based on video games will be considered more seriously. To be fair, he is not completely incorrect. HBO has scored a huge hit with The Last of Us, thanks to the show’s positive reception and substantial viewership.

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Chad Stahelski’s Future in Filmmaking

It’s evidence that movies based on video games may be successful with the right treatment. Stahelski intends for Ghost of Tsushima to achieve just that. the John Wick 4 director thinks the Ghost of Tsushima plot is wonderful and will make a great film.

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

The Ghost of Tsushima film has received much interest and praise from the media and the public. The game’s popularity and the recently released The Last of Us demonstrate a need for high-quality film adaptations of popular video games.

Fans of Ghost of Tsushima may rest certain that the film is in capable hands with Stahelski at the helm. The history of movies based on video games isn’t the best, but no film ever made has been without problems. Stahelski appears to be cognizant of and intent on avoiding such dangers.

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Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima

The John Wick 4 director is aware of the unique challenges of adapting video games to the big screen but is committed to doing justice to the original work. Fans of the game and action movies, in general, will want to see this because of the gorgeous graphics, powerful action sequences, and engaging tales.

Moreover, one of the finest action filmmakers working today will be directing the Ghost of Tsushima film, so there’s much to look forward to. Chad Stahelski has already shown his worth as a director with the John Wick films, and now he’s moving on to the realm of video game adaptations. This pairing works perfectly, and his audience can’t wait to see what he brings to the table next.

Chad Stahelski directed John Wick 4 will hit theatres on 24 March, 2023.

Source: Post-Credit Podcast

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.