news culture Jak & Daxter: the saga is back, but at the cinema! 1st details
Many players are praying day and night for the return of the Jak & Daxter franchise, developed by Naughty Dog during the PS2 era. That has just been recorded, but in the cinema with a first known director.
The director of Venom and Uncharted at the controls of a probable Jak & Daxter movie
Jak & Daxter at the Seventh Art, it’s on its way! The news has just been released through the media Digital Trends, who was able to speak with filmmaker Ruben Fleischer, author of Venom, Gangster Squad and Welcome to Zombieland. This is a man who has rather the wind in his sails since he will soon give birth to Uncharted, his new feature film adapted from the famous eponymous saga of Naughty Dog: we have to believe that the Californian studio like Sony maintains excellent relations with the director and the latter has just released the declaration as if nothing had happened:
I’m actually working on a version of Jak and Daxter for PlayStation which I think would be really cool to make.
A real stone in the pond, yes, but whose concrete information is still missing. We do not know what form this adaptation will take. (a film? An animated film? A series?) nor for when it is scheduled. Moreover, Sony has not confirmed the project in good and due form, the news coming back to the simple quote from Ruben Fleischer (which is already … important). However, a few other clues remain.
Tom Holland in the game?
This declaration coincides very precisely with that, recent, of Tom Holland: the interpreter of Nathan Drake in the future film Uncharted and of Peter Parker in the works Spider-Man had precisely expressed his interest… to play in a Jak & Daxter project. And that was only a few days ago! Necessarily, this suggests very clearly that the British actor could be involved in the project, indeed on track.
Then there are all the other theories that flow from this announcement. Beyond the simple financial aspect of a film adaptation, a Jak & Daxer film is also a strong gesture : we are talking about digging up a franchise that has been silenced since 2009, the latest opus to date (that everyone prefers to forget) being Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, moreover designed by another studio than Naughy Dog.
Before that, we have to go back to 2006 for the release of the racing game Jak X (well and truly operated by the original fathers of the series), and even before that, to 2004 for Jak 3. Bringing the brand up to date in the cinema would be the perfect opportunity to revive its popularity, and finally lay a Jak 4 whose development was aborted many years ago. Or a remake, since it’s the fashion.
Of course, count on us to keep you informed of the slightest bit of information in the near future: are you satisfied with this announcement, and what do you expect from it?