Ghost of Tsushima: Chad Stahelski Says He ‘Just Wants To Get It Right’

Chad Stahelsky, director of the upcoming live-action movie Ghost of Tsushima, says he wants to “do it right,” noting the often poor reception of video game adaptations on the big screen.

“We just want to do it right,” Stahelski said in an exclusive interview for IGN on the red carpet for The Matrix: Resurrections. “You know how video game mods can go. So we take our time and do it right. We work closely with game developers to make sure we stick to what’s great about them.”

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Stahelski is best known for directing all four of the current John Wick films, and similarly starring Keanu Reeves. Stahelsky’s Hollywood career has largely focused on performing and orchestrating stunts, including as Reeves’ double role in The Matrix, stunt coordination in Matrix Revolutions and Reloaded, and as a fight choreographer in 300.

Stahelski is definitely busy in the lead up John Wick 4, is currently in post-production, along with several action-packed films and TV series, such as a Highlander remake starring Henry Cavill.

A Ghost of Tsushima movie was reported to exist in March 2021, along with news that Sucker Punch’s Peter Kang will serve as executive producer. The film is intended to adapt the story of Jin Sakai, who rises from defeat as the titular “ghost” to liberate his home, Tsushima Island, from Mongol invaders.

No release date has been set, and with Stahelski confirming that production is still in the scripting stage, don’t expect to hear more concrete news for a while.

Joseph Knope is a writer/producer at IGN.

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