The Last of Us movie will have ‘big changes’ compared to the game


The Last of Us, the post-apocalyptic survival horror game by Naughty Dog, is being turned into a live-action film. Since it is a movie inspired by the video game, we should always be cautious. However, there is hope for the film, since it’s being written by Neil Druckmann, the creative director of The Last of Us and the lead designer for Uncharted 2. However, there’s news that the movie won’t follow the video game exactly, and this may or may not turn heads.

During an interview with Game Informer, Druckmann revealed that the movie will have big changes, but it will have the same tone and message from the game.

Druckmann said that it’s “Pretty faithful to the game. There are some big changes, but the tone and what the story’s trying to say is pretty faithful to the game.”

Working on the script, he has said that the process is going “really well.” (The second draft is already done.) Things are moving along, with the film crew already bringing in “a bunch of actors” to do a table reading. Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), who’s going to play Ellie, wasn’t mentioned.

So far we have no news of who’s going to play Joel, the male protagonist, and who’ll be directing. What we do know is that Sam Raimi (Spider-Man Trilogy) will be producing.

Druckmann is a busy man, since he’ll also be co-directing Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive game. Let’s just say that he’s not getting enough sleep.

“When I’m in the office, it’s all Uncharted 4 all the time,” he said. “When I should be sleeping, it’s the Uncharted movie.” He was corrected by the interviewer. “Yeah, sorry, The Last of Us movie.”

Yeah, he’s definitely tired.

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Via GameSpot

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