Gravity Rush is gearing up for a film adaptation. According to Deadline, Sony’s PlayStation Productions unit and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions are developing a live-action adaptation of the 2012 Japanese sci-fi action video game. Anna Maestro (Secret Society of Second Born Royals) is attached to direct from a screenplay written by Emily Jerome (Panopticon), her second writing gig. The Gravity Rush film joins an ever-growing list of PlayStation titles set for screen presentation, including The Last of Us, God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Developed by Sony-owned Japan Studio, the Gravity Rush game follows Cat, an amnesiac with the power to influence gravity, allowing him to move across walls and float in the air. Gravity Rush first launched on PlayStation Vita in 2012, using the handheld device’s tilt controls for navigation in the floating city of Hexville. In the gameplay, Cat explores the world open to townspeople and completes missions and defeats the Navy, a strange race of monsters. The game eventually got a sequel for the PS4 in 2017.
With Gravity Rush, Sony continues to expand its video game customization portfolio to be kickstarted Its PlayStation Productions label. Other notable works include a Netflix series based on the post-apocalyptic Horizon Zero Dawn and A God of War show, which is reportedly in early talks with Amazon Prime Video.
On Monday, reports said Sony was looking to turn the zombie survivor game Days Gone into a live-action movie in a script penned by Oscar-nominated Sheldon Turner. The film is said to feature Outlander’s Sam Heughnin in the lead role of Deacon St. John, and is billed as a “love ballad for motorcycles”.
The first film to close the PlayStation movie adaptation cycle was Uncharted, starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home) and Mark Wahlberg. Despite the negative reception – which has unfortunately garnered most video games on-screen – the film grossed $401.7 million (approximately Rs 3,207 crore) at the global box office.
Earlier this week, HBO also released a teaser for the upcoming The Last of Us TV series, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in the lead roles. The show is set for release in 2023, and also offered a first look at Nick Offerman Bill, an unlikely ally for Joel and Ellie in the critically acclaimed video game.
Currently, there is no set release window or casting details for the Gravity Rush movie.