A new movie could be just around the Bend
It looks like another silver screen Sony adaptation could be on the way. Deadline reports that Sony is currently working on a movie rendition of Days Gone, its post-apocalyptic zombie game with bikers.
According to Deadline, Sam Heughan (Outlander) is “circling” the project and screenwriter Sheldon Turner is adapting. Turner and Jennifer Klein are reportedly set to produce, along with Sony PlayStation Productions.
In case you’ve forgotten, Days Gone is Sony Bend’s biker-zombie action game. Released in 2019, Days Gone was like a mixture of The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy, following Deacon “Deke” St. John as he tries to survive in a zombie-infested Pacific Northwest.
Deadline reports that it’s heard Turner’s script will be a “love ballad to motorcycle movies.” Which, well, lines up with Days Gone for sure.
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If plans go through, this will mark another in a growing catalogue of Sony’s video game adaptations. Uncharted pulled in some solid numbers, even if the reception seems mixed. And HBO’s The Last of Us is on the horizon, turning Joel and Ellie’s cross-continental adventure into a miniseries that hopefully won’t be disrupted by whatever the heck is going on over there right now.
Of the many Sony properties still around, Days Gone certainly seems like it could draw in a more mainstream movie-going audience. It’s got bikers, zombies, and grit. You could probably have some pretty sick action sequences with massive “Freaker” hordes and revving motorcycles.
We’ll have to see if this particular Sony production ends up moving forward or not. There are a few others, like the Twisted Metal adaptation, that are also in the works. Plus, the Ghost of Tsushima film, the Horizon series at Netflix, and projects for Gran Turismo and God of War. Sony’s screen adaptations have only just begun, it seems.