We’ve pretty much known for a while that a move based around the PS3 game “The Last of Us” was in the works. It was only a matter of time before official news finally started coming down the pipeline. Now, thanks to Deadline, we know who will be distributing the movie and who will be working on the project.
Screen Gems has signed up to handle the distribution of the upcoming big screen adaptation of the hit game. We also know that Neil Druckmann, the creative director behind the game, will be writing the screenplay. I don’t know about you, but I find that to be of some comfort. It seems that other members of Naughty Dog, the studio behind “The Last of Us” game, will also be overseeing production of the movie. So it at least looks like the film is on track to be a faithful adaptation.
Joining the fray will also be Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures company, which will be helping out with the production side of things. No word on whether or not Sam Raimi would be interested in directing as well.
If you’re new to “The Last of Us”, here’s a brief descriptor to give you an idea of what the game is about:
“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.
The game is currently available on PS3 consoles.