Film production company Screen Gems has just announced that The Last Of Us will be getting the movie treatment, and that the script will be handled by Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann. Druckmann was the Creative Director behind the game which saw it win numerous awards after it released last year. He won’t be the only Naughty Dog representative as Game Director Bruce Straley, and co-President Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra will help to produce the movie adaptation.
Sam Raimi, director of films such as the Spider Man trilogy, the Evil Dead films, and Oz The Great & Powerful, will be heading the production using the Ghost House Pictures company. Evan Wells had the following to say:
“Our partnership with Sam Raimi, Ghost House Pictures, and Screen Gems to develop a film based on ‘The Last of Us’ universe is a perfect fit. Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards. We look forward to collaborating with Sam, his team, and Screen Gems, to make a movie that will thrill fans of ‘The Last of Us’ and general audiences worldwide.”
There’s no mention of who is being considered for the roles of Joel or Ellie, or any of the supporting characters. In light of that who would you pick, and do you think a big screen adaptation is a good move for The Last Of Us?