According to Deadline, The Last of Us will be made into a movie, with Screen Gems distributing the film. The “Creative architects” of the film will be The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckman, game director Bruce Staley and Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra. They will work with Sam Rami’s Ghost House Banner for the film’s production,
Druckman will write the script, though no director or actors are currently attached to the film. (My personal choice for Joel is either Troy Baker, or Josh Brolin) The plot synopsis reads “Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.”
“Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it, and 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,” Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper said. “I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.”
If you haven’t played The Last of Us, you really need to. It was one of my top games of 2013, and garnered a well deserved 5 out of 5 in my review. Hopefully there are no setbacks on PlayStation Now, and gamers everywhere can play it soon.
by, Bobby Marquardt