Gravity Rush film in development at Sony, with director Anna Mastro attached: report
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 Mastro (Secret Society of Second Born Royals) is attached to the production of a screenplay written by Emily Jerome (Panopticon), her second writing gig. The Gravity Rush movie joins the ever-growing list of PlayStation titles destined for screen rendering, including The Last of Us, God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Developed by Sony-owned Japan Studio, Gravity Rush the game follows Kat, an amnesiac with the power to manipulate how gravity affects her, allowing her to walk through walls and float through the air. Gravity Rush first launched on the PlayStation Vita in 2012, using the handheld device’s tilt controls to navigate the floating city of Hekseville. The gameplay allowed Kat to explore the open world and complete missions for the townspeople and defeat Nevi, a strange race of monsters. The game finally received a sequel for the PS4 in 2017.
With Gravity Rush, Sony continues to expand its portfolio of video game adaptations since launching 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 zombie survivor game Days Gone into a live-action movie, with a screenplay written by Oscar-nominated Sheldon Turner. The film is said to star Outlander’s Sam Heughanin in the lead role of Deacon St. John, and is billed as a “love ballad to motorcycles.”
The first movie to kick off the PlayStation movie adaptation cycle was Uncharted, starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home) and Mark Wahlberg. Despite the negative reception – which sadly plagued most video game renders on screen – the film earned $401.7 million (roughly Rs. 3,207 crore) at the worldwide 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. The show is slated for release in 2023 and also offered a first look at Nick Offerman’s Bill, an unlikely ally of Joel and Ellie in the critically acclaimed video game.
Currently, there is no set release window or casting details for the Gravity Rush movie.