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Sony reportedly launches Marvel-inspired studio to turn games into movies, shows

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PlayStation Productions is reportedly tasked with adapting PlayStation games into films and TV shows.


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Taking a page from the Marvel playbook, Sony Interactive Entertainment is reportedly launching its own studio to take its video games to the movie and TV screen.

PlayStation Productions is a new division of Sony Interactive Entertainment with the task of adapting PlayStation games into films and TV shows, The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday. Heading up the new studio will be Asad Qizilbash, who was vice president of marketing for Sony Interactive Entertainment of America, according to the report. Overseeing the studio will be Shawn Layden, chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, The Hollywood Reporter said.

This is not the first time a game company has gotten involved with the production of movies based on its games. Both Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard created their own divisions dedicated to aiding in the adaption of their games, which ended up being Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft respectively. (Having the game creators involved in the production didn’t seem to help win

Article source: https://www.cnet.com/news/sony-starts-marvel-inspired-production-studio-to-turn-games-into-movies-tv-shows/

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