A live action adaptation of the hit 2013 PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us in the works.
Now the bad news is out of the way, fans of the game will hopefully be pleased to know the film is in good hands. Spiderman director Sam Raimi’s film company Ghost House will be involved with the film as well as Screen Gems (who are owned by Sony). However, the most important part is that the game’s creative director Neil Druckmann will be writing the screenplay (phew).
The game’s director, Bruce Straley will also be present alongside Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra as “creative architects” Deadline Hollywood reports.
Speaking on the decision to make the film, Screen Gem’s president Clint Culpepper said “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.”
Evan Wells also pitched in by stating this partnership was a “perfect fit” and that Naughty Dog has been in talks with various different companies about making a screen adaptation but had no luck up until now.
Naturally, despite the talent behind the game driving the film, one might be a bit nervous about one of the greatest examples of visual storytelling being adapted for the masses of Hollywood.