Exclusive: Sony’s Demon’s Souls Video Game Is Getting A Movie

Demon's Souls is getting turned into a big budget movie.

By Drew Dietsch | Updated

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Demon’s Souls was the first entry in the now hugely popular Souls series of games. These are dark fantasy adventures that take the player through a chilling world of monsters. The series has become extremely successful and has been celebrated for its deep lore and brutal difficulty. It is the kind of enormous world that fans love to explore and see just how big it can get. Those fans are in for a treat today as Giant Freakin Robot has been handed some exciting information that promises to expand the world of Demon’s Souls even more.

According to our trusted inside source – the same one that has provided Giant Freakin Robot with multiple confirmed exclusive scoops that have included the reveal that Bruce Wayne’s parents will be evil in Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, Bruce Campbell will appear for a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and that Monica Rambeau will be a main character in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion – Demon’s Souls is being developed into a major movie project over at Sony. It sounds like Sony knows that this has the potential to be a big intellectual property for them and that the movie will be a sizable production. Considering the popularity of the video game series, they seem to know that they have something that could become a real franchise for them if they play their cards right.

What is interesting about the news we’ve gotten is that we are hearing it is Demon’s Souls that is being developed into a movie. The spiritual successor to the first game, Dark Souls, has gotten two sequels and is certainly more popular than the original game. The two titles are not connected as far as their fictional universes are concerned, so we wonder if this film project is going to be directly pulling from the lore of Demon’s Souls as opposed to anything from Dark Souls. Or, is the Demon’s Souls name going to be used but the film will adapt material from both games? It is unclear at this time what the exact plan is when it comes to the story and how Sony is going to handle any crossover between the two games and their mythologies. Suffice to say, we are specifically hearing that Demon’s Souls is the game that is getting developed into a movie.

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Just what will that entail? Will the film be pulling direct story and character elements from the first game? It should be noted that the player character in Demon’s Souls is an unnamed construct for the player to pretty much graft their own self onto. As such, there is definitely a lot of room to create an original lead character for the movie as long as it feels like the adventurer from the first game. The story deals with a kingdom that has been overrun by demons due to a king who has awakened an ancient entity known as the Old One. There is enough of a basic fantasy framework here for any number of writers to spin things in a creative way.

Demon’s Souls could definitely capture some of the same fantasy energy that many seemed to enjoy about Game of Thrones. If this movie is successful, we could see the beginnings of a brand new media franchise in the fantasy genre. Let’s hope Sony gives this all the money and creativity it needs to flourish.