Last of Us – The Movie


You may have already heard the news and read the vocal reactions to it. But for those of you not caught up on all the information it seems according to, that Screen Gems will distribute the live action film The Last of Us. Not only that, Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for the game, will also write the script for the film. The project will be produced by Co-Presidents’ Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, as well as Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley, along with Sam Raimi via their Ghost House Pictures banner. The site goes on to say:

Clint Culpepper, Screen Gems’ President, stated, “Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it. When I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community and that Neil Druckmann must write the screenplay. I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. And Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.”

“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,” said Evan Wells, Naughty Dog’s Co-President. “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.”

Well what do think of the news? Is a movie the best idea? Would you watch it? What actors would you want to see in it? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Carl S

    I have concerns about what impact this has on future game development. Personally, I owuld rather them devote time to making games and not movies. 🙂

    • ChazzH69

      What if You get both, a movie and a game based in the Last of Us universe?

      • Carl S

        One of the projects would have to suffer with divided time among them 🙂

        • ChazzH69

          Remember Evan and Christophe are helping produce it along with Neil who is also handling the script. The rest is being done by Sam Raimi and Ghost House Pictures.

          The game development teams at Naughty Dog will not be affected by this.

  • Calvin Vesco

    If It’s a story with Joel in it, it’s gotta be played by Hugh Jackman

  • Max88

    I see Gerard Butler as Joel and Chloe Grace Moretz as Ellie.

  • Joshua Simpkins

    I dunno if we really even need the movie. Wasn’t the game not enough of a cinematic experience in it of itself? The Last of Us and Left Behind DLC were both a true masterpiece. A perfect 10/10 in my book. 🙂

    • ChazzH69

      As the film wouldn’t be a re-telling of the game or Story DLC but a another story all together. It has potential.

      • Joshua SmallArms Simpkins

        Perhaps… As long as Uwe Boll keeps his hands off this movie, it will most definitely have potential. LOL. J/K

        But in all seriousness, if the movie does make it to the silver screen, I hope it’s a good one. It would be very unfortunate for The Last of Us legacy if it bombed. :-/

  • David Freeman

    Perhaps if they don’t go massive budget and keep it a story about people rather than the infected … more of an indi feel …. still I don’t think that setting a movie in the world by itself is exciting … very little is new in the world of the last of us.

    • ChazzH69

      Interesting idea.

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