Outlander leading man Sam Heughan looks to have lined up his next feature film. Deadline reports the actor is currently in talks to star in a feature film adaptation of the video game, Days Gone. Sony PlayStation Productions is developing the project and has brought Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) on board to pen the script.
Days Gone was created by Bend Studios and has sold 9 million copies since it was released in 2019. The game is set in the Pacific Northwest after a devastating global pandemic and follows a former motorcycle club member, Deacon St. John, as he fights to survive against mutated predatory humans while on a quest to find his lost love who is presumed to be dead.
Heughan is best known for his role as Jamie Fraser on the Starz series, Outlander, in which he has starred in 75 episodes. Outside of the small screen, the actor has steadily been building his film resume with roles in The Spy Who Dumped Me and Bloodshot. As for Turner, he has written films such as Up in the Air, which earned him an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination. He also worked on X-Men: First Class and penned the forthcoming Everest.
The live-action film is being produced by Jennifer Klein and Turner through their Vendetta Productions banner. Also producing the film are Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan are producing for Sony PlayStation Productions.