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Sony starts Marvel-inspired production studio to turn games into movies, TV shows – CNET

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 will make its own studio to takes 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 according to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. Heading up the new studio will reportedly be Asad Qizilbash, who was vice president of marketing for Sony Interactive Entertainment of America. Overseeing the studio will be Shawn Layden, chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, according to the report.

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. However, having the game creators involved in the production didn't help win over critics for both films. 

The new PlayStation Productions will work with Sony Pictures for distribution of the new batch of movies and TV shows. There was no mention on whether the Uncharted film, which is still in production, will continue with Sony Pictures or make the jump to PlayStation Productions. 

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