One of the biggest stories to come out of this past Comic-Con was the announcement that Sony Screen Gems and Sam Raimi are preparing a feature film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. Recently writer and creative director Neil Druckmann shed more light on the film’s direction.
“In two hours you can’t tell the same kind of story that you can in a game like The Last of Us, which is 15 hours,” Druckmann told website MCV. “I’m in the middle of it now, and it’s been super difficult because there’s so much that happens in The Last of Us – even just in the cinematics – that can’t fit in a film, let alone all the gameplay in-between and dialogue.”
“It’s been really difficult to cut certain things out, but what I’m starting to get this is really focused narrative that’s about these two characters [Joel and Ellie]. Some parts will be similar to the game and some parts will be quite different, but it’s kind of interesting in helping me understand this other medium and its strengths compared to video games.”
Maisie Williams (pictured; Arya Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) has been mentioned as a possibility for live action Ellie.
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