Days Gone is getting a live-action movie adaptation. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures’ PlayStation Productions unit is developing a film adaptation of the 2019 Zombie Survivor video game. Outlander’s Sam Heughan will star as Deacon Saint. John. The script for The Days Gone was written by Oscar-nominated Sheldon Turner, who envisioned the film as a “love song to motorcycles”. The Days Gone joins a list of PlayStation titles set for a movie screen adaptation, including The Last of Us, God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Developed by Bend Studios, the game follows Deacon, a bounty hunter and survivor in a deadly post-apocalyptic United States, subject to a massive zombie virus outbreak. As a drifter, he rides a broken road on his trusty motorcycle and battles hordes of infected people as he searches for a reason to live after the pandemic. After launching on PS4 in 2019, Days Gone has sold over 9 million units to date. This will be the second film adaptation of a PlayStation game since Sony announced it. Cinematic Universe Earlier this year.
It’s interesting that Sony is developing the Days Gone movie, as the company was unhappy with the game’s success and refused to greenlit a sequel. At launch, it was one of PlayStation’s lowest-received first-party titles. After Days Gone was ported to PC in 2021, it found new success. In competition, we have the live-action HBO show The Last of Us and the Netflix series based on Horizon Zero Dawn — both critically acclaimed and loved by fans around the world.
Days Gone, starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home) and Mark Wahlberg, is the latest video game movie set to debut in Hollywood, coming on the heels of Uncharted earlier this year. The film grossed $401.7 million (approx. ₹ 3,207 crore) at the global box office, despite receiving negative reviews from critics. Ghost of Tsushima will be another PlayStation title Changed to the silver screen Adaptation affiliated with Chad Stahelsky Direct. Stahelski is known for directing the John Wick films.
For now, the remaining confirmed adaptations are all TV shows, starting with God of War, which is in early talks with Amazon Prime Video. Then we have the aforementioned HBO adaptation of The Last of Us , starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay — both of whom previously starred in Game of Thrones . On Monday, HBO released the show’s first official teaser, featuring characters Joel and Ellie discussing the gruesome topic of loss.
Currently, there is no set release window for Days Gone movie.