When Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra sat down with MediaPost to discuss the state of his company, he had little to say on the reported "demise of movie theaters" and potential move to streaming and home releases.
After a few brief comments, in which he indicated that Sony Pictures was currently not planning to adopt a policy of same-day releases both in cinemas and on streaming platforms, he chose instead to focus on the company's goal of greater integration with its PlayStation gaming department.
Vinciquerra announced a program called "One Sony", which will allow different Sony departments to work more closely together in the coming years. While he did state that "[Sony Pictures] ha[s] no specific plan yet," he did mention that collaboration between PlayStation and Sony Pictures was ongoing and expected to continue and increase in the future.
According to Vinciquerra, Sony is currently developing seven TV shows and three movies based on PlayStation games. Unfortunately, he did not reveal which series are being adapted, leading to intense speculation from fans.
The CEO also did not clarify whether the Uncharted film, which is currently in development, or the The Last of Us TV series, which was recently ordered by HBO, are included on this list. Uncharted, which stars Tom Holland as a younger version of series protagonist Nathan Drake, recently wrapped up filming despite delays dating back to 2015, and more recent ones related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Last of Us was only announced a short while ago, but will be written by series creative director Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl writer and avowed Last of Us fan Craig Mazin. It will reportedly cover the events of the first game in the series.
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