Film production company Screen Gems has announced that The Last of Us will turned into a movie, with Naughty Dog to write the script. Creative Director Neil Druckmann, Game Director Bruce Straley, and co-President Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra will help to produce the movie adaptation.
Sam Raimi, who’s directed films like the Spider Man trilogy, will be heading the production using the Ghost House Pictures company. Evan Wells had the following to say:
“Our partnership with Sam Raimi, Ghost House Pictures, and Screen Gems to develop a film based on ‘The Last of Us’ universe is a perfect fit. Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards. We look forward to collaborating with Sam, his team, and Screen Gems, to make a movie that will thrill fans of ‘The Last of Us’ and general audiences worldwide.”
The roles of Joel and Ellie haven’t been casted yet, but it will be interesting to see who eventually gets the part. Maybe Juno’s Ellen Page will audition for the role of Ellie as there is an uncanny resemblance between the two.