We’re filing this under rumor/speculation for now, but the evidence is compelling enough to warrant a post about. A recent website registration indicates that Sony might be bringing their Playstation 3 exclusive game, “The Last of Us”, to the big screen.
IGN reported that on November 25th, the domains TheLastOfUs-Movie.com and TheLastOfUsMovie.net were registered by MarkMonitor, an organization that handles online brand protection for Sony. The domains were also registered with a Sony Pictures email account. So clearly these domains are tied to Sony and their game, one way or another.
Does that mean you should be expecting an official announcement from Sony at any moment? Not necessarily. It’s common practice for big corporations to register website domains for all sorts of projects, whether real or not. The reason is that, one day, the project might become a reality. So, in the event that it does, they’ll want to have that website domain ready to go.
Case in point, Warner Bros. recently registered a slew of domains for their upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie. Obviously, they aren’t going to use all of those names, but one of them might be used and now they’ll have it available if they need it.
For those unfamiliar with the “The Last of Us”, here’s a brief description of the game.
“The Last of Us” is a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are abandoned and being reclaimed by nature. Remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who’s braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.
If you want to check it out for yourself, it’s available exclusively on the Playstation 3. There’s also a bit of story DLC coming out later next year.