Gravity Rush: Playstation game adaptation in the works with Anna Mastro directing

Gravity Rush, Sony, Anna Mastro, video game

I hope you’re ready to explore a different kind of upside-down because Playstation Productions and Scott Free Productions are developing a film based on the 2012 action-adventure video game Gravity RushShameless and Runaways director Anna Mastro is directing from a script by Emily Jerome (Panopticon).

In Sony’s topsy-turvy adventure, “players assume the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl trying to protect her future in a world crumbling to pieces,” reads the game’s official description. “With incredible gravity-altering abilities, Kat is the only one who can salvage the floating city of Hekseville – if only she could remember who she is…”

Sony released Gravity Rush on the Playstation Vita in 2012. After finding a dedicated audience on the handheld platform, Gravity Rush Remastered was released on the Playstation 4 in 2015 in Japan. The remastered version of the original adventure came to North America and Europe in 2016. Keiichiro Toyama, the creator of the Silent HillSiren, and Gravity Rush franchises, developed a sequel to the original game, Gravity Rush 2.

Mastro is a celebrated filmmaker who’s directed episodes of some of television’s hottest shows. In addition to working on Shameless and Runaways, Mastro also shot episodes for The Bold TypeJane the VirginLiza on Demand, and more. Mastro directed Secret Society of Second-Born Royals on the feature side of the tracks. The film focuses on Sam, who joins a top-secret training program for a new class of second-born royals tasked with saving the world.

Are you a fan of this imaginative franchise? Do you think the premise will transfer well to film? I’ve played through both Gravity Rush games and remember having a blast with them. You’ll need a strong stomach to cope with the game’s gravity manipulation mechanics, but once you’ve got that under control, the game is a rush.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.