The Last Of Us Movie Confirmed, Neil Druckmann To Write The Script

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:

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“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?

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22 Comments

  1. Well it obviously has to be Ellen Page as Ellie!

    • I wonder if she would be too proud (after having a pop at ND) to take the role if it was offered?

      • Or too old maybe?

      • They could set it 20 years after the events in the game maybe.

      • Too old? I still feel weird for thinking she’s cute because she looks like she’s 15 years old…

    • I don’t think there’s a need for a TLOU movie since the game was already so great and cinematic, but I would watch it with Ellen Page in it.

  2. Depends how much she would be paid. I suppose they won’t have to get the characters looking identical to Joel and Ellie…

  3. YES!! Best news of my day!

  4. Most likely the story won’t be about Joel and Ellie. That’s what I would do anyway, leave them for the games.

  5. Seems like every game Sony publishes is getting a film made, I personally don’t like it. What I liked about TLoU and Uncharted is that they were games with cinematic qualities, turning them into just films sort of ruins the whole point for me.

    • I don’t mind it done this way as long as it’s done properly, and with the same people who made the game working on it, it should be good!

      It’s the other way round, when films are turned into games, that I cringe!

  6. Oh dear, this will not be good…

  7. I think The Last Of Us is prob the most perfect for a film adaptation than any other game. The game itself is very cinematic in its scope and if Neil can adapt his killer game script to film, this could well be the best game to film adaptation.

    • it should be, but i bet its not. script writers generally seem to have a bad time of it when working on films

  8. Mixed feelings about it being a film, some things are best left interactive as that’s how they get a lot of their impact. Although the basic ideas and framing in The Last Of Us could work as a film with good writing and editing, and having the gang on it will help enormously. And Rami’s a good director too.

  9. Guys have a little faith. Remember how good the Tomb Raider movies were.

  10. Ow, no :( and there it goes, a fantastic game title ruined.

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