The Last of Us to become a movie

11th Mar 2014 08:53 | The Last of Us

Sony subsidiary Screen Gems will be releasing a live action film adaptation of the PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us. Game creative director Neil Druckmann will reportedly be writing the script, with participation from other members of studio Naughty Dog. The move was rumoured last year, when Sony filed trademarks related to the film.

Source: Deadline

Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures production company, which worked on the 2013 remake of Evil Dead, will collaborate with them to make the film.

"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.

Stealth zombie shooter The Last of Us was released to critical acclaim last year, praised for its character development, bleak world, and emotional storytelling, despite complaints that its mechanics didn't match up to its narrative. Set in the wake of an unconventional zombie plague, grizzled survivor Joel meets and teams up with the teenage Ellie as they make their way across a post-apocalyptic America. The game has been described as cinematic, and if you're interested in the most faithful possible adaptation, someone has already turned a playthrough into a six-hour movie.

Published 11th Mar 2014 08:53, by

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