Days Gone Movie Adaptation Being Developed by Sony

Days Gone

According to the movie news website Deadline, Sony PlayStation Productions is developing a feature adaptation of Days Gone, written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, Up in the Air, X-Men: First Class) and potentially starring Outlander‘s Sam Heughan.

Per the site, Heughan would play Deacon, and Turner’s script is said to be a “love ballad to motorcycle movies — the bike being Deacon’s sole form of transportation, his horse in this would-be modern-day western.” Turner shared a Golden Globe screenplay win with Jason Reitman and an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination for Up in the Air. He also has a story by credit on X-Men: First Class and wrote Doug Liman’s upcoming Everest.

Days Gone is set in post-apocalyptic Oregon two years after the start of a pandemic that has turned a portion of humanity into vicious zombie-like creatures (called ‘Freakers’). Former outlaw-turned-drifter Deacon St. John discovers his wife Sarah, having been assumed dead, may still be alive and goes on a quest to find her.

In our review for Days Gone, Destiny Maddox said she, “thoroughly enjoyed playing Days Gone. The story is compelling, well written, and produced with top-notch acting. There is something in the wasteland for everyone, from fighting hordes head-on to sneaking around and taking out camps of enemies, to riding out on fetch quests.”

We’ll see how this new film adaptation fares. Sony hasn’t exactly had much success with their recent video game adaptations, like the lackluster Uncharted movie, but the upcoming The Last of Us series on HBO Max looks promising. We will keep you posted on any further announcements, including more casting info on the film’s release date.

Thanks to Deadline for this story.

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