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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