Good Burger and Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson simply launched his film manufacturing studio, Artists For Artists, and one in every of its first tasks will probably be an animated collection based mostly on a PlayStation online game.
First particulars on the thriller adaptation come from an interview Forbes carried out with Thompson in regards to the studio. Co-founded alongside John Ryan Jr., it’s an organization that acquired its begin with Good Burger 2 simply final month and already has 50 different motion pictures and TV exhibits within the works with giants like Netflix and Universal.
Sony is within the combine, too, with AFA trying to make a collection based mostly on one in every of its many gaming IPs. Sadly, Thomspon and Ryan aren’t prepared to speak about which sport viewers can count on to see come to life.
“We labored with Sony to get the rights to and we’re turning this sport that’s accomplished over $1 billion in gross sales right into a cartoon,” Ryan added. “And they’ve been so giving with the liberty; we thought it was going to be an even bigger carry than it was.”
The query is clear; What sport is AFA engaged on making a cartoon? Jak and Daxter or Ratchet & Clank come to thoughts as clear choices, however PlayStation has entry to dozens of franchises that might work as an animated collection. LittleBigPlanet, Sly Cooper, and even Infamous have potential within the realm of animation, too, although it’s onerous to make guesses with so little go off of.
Sony has been busy bringing its video games to different leisure mediums for the previous few years. The Last of Us and Twisted Metal each just lately obtained the tv present remedy at HBO and Peacock, respectively. There’s additionally the Gran Turismo film, which tried to retell the real-life story of a gamer-turned-racer earlier this 12 months.
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