Video games don’t have a wonderful track record with film adaptations, but Sony announced PlayStation Productions, a studio dedicating to bring the company’s franchise to film and television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new production team will be overseen by Sony Interactive Entertainment Chairman of Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden and Vice President of Marketing Asad Qizilbash.
Despite the history of games heading to big or small screens, it seems like a prime time to be making the attempt.
Detective Pikachu delivered the first live-action take on Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog is undergoing a redesign before hitting theaters, and The Witcher is headed to Netflix in a series led by Henry Cavill.
“We looked at what Marvel has done in taking the world of comic books and making it into the biggest thing in the film world,” Layden said.
“It would be a lofty goal to say we’re following in their footsteps, but certainly we’re taking inspiration from that.”