Late last year we found out that Sony had registered a telling domain name which suggested that the video game The Last of Us was on its way into feature film territory. Today the rumors have been confirmed. Read on!
Deadline reports that Screen Gems has signed on to distribute a live-action adaptation of the popular game, which will be written by its creative director Neil Druckmann.
The creative architects will be Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra as well as Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley. They’ll team with Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures banner.
In The Last of Us 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.
More as we learn it!
About the Game
The Last of Us tells the story of Joel, a survivor of the savage cordyceps virus infection which has plunged the USA into a chillingly authentic post-apocalyptic hell. He embarks on a cross-America trip with a precious cargo, Ellie, leaving the relative safety of the quarantine zone, where they will encounter fierce mutated husks and crazed survivors. From the award-winning team behind Uncharted, Crash Bandicoot, and Jak and Daxter, The Last of Us delivers a gritty, cinematic experience interspersed with genuine survival action to deliver a compelling and unique gaming experience.
To learn more about the game, visit the official The Last of Us website.
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