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Days Gone: No Sequel, But a Movie Adaptation is Coming!

MOVIE NEWS – After Sony announced the start of a movie franchise with the film adaptation of the PlayStation game Uncharted, which grossed nearly $402 million, it has been revealed that Sony PlayStation Productions, the film division of its video games division, is developing a movie version of Days Gone, starring Outlander’s Sam Heughan and written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sheldon Turner.

 

The Bend Studios-produced game, which has sold 9 million copies to date, is set in the Pacific Northwest after a devastating pandemic. The game tells the story of Deacon St. John, a former motorcycle club member who struggles to survive against the forces of despair and mutated, predatory humans as he tries to find his life’s long-lost, presumed dead love. Heughan will play Deacon. I’ve heard Turner’s script will be a love ballad to motorcycle movies – the motorcycle will be Deacon’s only means of transportation – or figuratively, his horse in this modern western.

Jennifer Klein and Turner are making the film through their production company, Vendetta Productions. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan are producing for Sony PlayStation Productions.

Turner won a Golden Globe for the screenplay with Jason Reitman and was nominated for an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay for Up in the Air. He also wrote the story for X-Men: First Class and wrote Doug Liman’s upcoming film Everest, which Klein is producing. Turner has just rewritten Liman’s Road House, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor for Prime Video. Paramount Players recently acquired the original Man of War pitch from Turner and Klein.

Scottish actor Sam Heughan stars as Jamie Fraser in Starz’ Outlander. He will appear in Liman’s upcoming Everest film, and Jim Strouse’s It’s All Coming Back to Me. Heughan’s film credits include the Kate McKinnon-Mila Kunis comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me and Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot. UTA and United Agents represent him.

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