Ghost of Tsushima will be a film with an all-Japanese cast and shot in the Japanese language. Here’s what the director said.
Chad Stahelski, director of the Ghost of Tsushima film , has revealed that the film will be shot with an all-Japanese and Japanese-language cast.
Speaking to Collider, Stahelski said: “I think if we did this right, it would be visually stunning. It’s character driven. It’s got an opportunity for great action, great looks. And honestly, we’d to try to do it, all in character. Meaning, it’s a Japanese thing about the Mongols invading Tsushima island. A complete Japanese cast, in Japanese. Sony is so on board with backing us on that. I’ve been going to Japan since I was 16. I have a love of the country, love of the people, love of the language. To try to direct not only in my language, but someone else’s and culturally shift my mindset to bring apart that in a cool way that still entices a Western audience “.
Presenting a film in Japanese with subtitles to the cinema is not a simple thing. According to the director, however, it can be done: if every component of the film is well done, even the western audience “will get in the car and go to the cinema” to see Ghost of Tsushima with subtitles.
In addition, Ghost of Tsushima can count on loyal fans who have enjoyed the game. Stahelski is obviously not a novice director and a certain slice of the audience will trust him. Recall that we are talking about the director of John Wick . The man counts as one of the five most important sources of influence in his life Akira Kurosawa, whose style was used as a reference by Sucker Punch for the creation of the game.