Documents posted by Wikileaks now confirm that was the case and the movie may be a “tentpole” release during the summer. However, as of July last year Sony had still not acquired the rights to the game but were “closing up” the deal.
As far was we know, Universal currently own the license but eventually dropped both the movie and director, Gore Verbinksi, as they could not agree on a budget and whether or not the movie should be R rated.
The Sony movie would be “starting over but based on the same story as Gore Verbinski’s draft” according to leaked emails. Another email revealed that Ryan Gosling was interested in the project and would be brought on board once the rights were sewn up.
In other game-to-move news, Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark, a.k.a. Maisie Williams, has briefly spoken about playing Ellie in The Last of Us movie.
“It was announced prematurely,” she told Digital Spy. “I would love to play Ellie, they would love me to play Ellie, but there is no film happening at this very second.”