The Last Of Us movie incoming

News Aaron Birch 7 Mar 2014 - 05:39

Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed The Last of Us is set to appear on the big screen...

It's been revealed that a film adaptation of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us is in the works, and Sony's Screen Gems, in tandem with Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, are bringing it to the movies

Naughty Dog's co-presidents, Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, will be joined by the game's directors, Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann for creative duties, with Druckmann penning the script for the movie.

“Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it, and when I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community and that Neil Druckmann must write the screenplay,” said Screen Gems president, Clint Culpepper. “I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.”

With the involvement of Raimi, a veteran of the horror genre, and one of the best story deliveries in gaming so far, The Last Of Us has a good chance of being a generally good transition from game to movie, which is something of a rarity. Let's just hope the project is handled well.

Most will already be familiar with The Last of Us, but just in case you missed it, here's the game's story trailer to give you an idea of what's in store.

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Not quite sure this is worth an adaptation insofar as game was close to perfect; a film couldn't really improve on it.

A film set in the same "universe" sure. But this story doesn't need retelling in a film.

The game was genuinely brilliant, no need for a film, however to see the clickers again would be cool

Best game I have ever played - in terms of story and character development. If done right we could see one of the best video game films ever. And if you have a PS3 and haven't played The Last of Us, go get a copy right now.

I loved TLoU partly because it felt like a game version of The Road.

So, in effect, would a movie of it not just kinda feel like another The Road? :)

"when I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community"
Quite sure this is translated from 'Me like money. Me saw money in game story. Me no like Gaming Community, they lepers with no girlfriends, no deserve keep story for themselves. Me get extra storey on house now."

Question is, will Justin Beiber be playing Ellie, and will Ellen Page be annoyed that he used her likeness?

Since when has 'improving on it' been a requirement of a film adaptation? I enjoyed the Harry Potter films but I don't think they 'improved on' the books.

I was thinking few weeks ago, that if I can't play the game since I have no PS#, at least they could make movie for me. because the story seems to me rreally good and the zombie concept is cool and scary

I see your point, but videogames have become more and more like movies over the years. The cutscenes in games such as The Last of Us are pretty much the same as scenes from films.

I just hope they don't copy every aspect of The Road.

Gaming has never been my forte. But I was gripped by this game. More than happy to watch my mate play for a couple of hours. Questioning why this needs a film adaption, but I can understand the commercial interest. I just doubt it will do it justice. I fear the film will miss the point and soul of the game.

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