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Sam Raimi To Produce The Last of Us Movie

/ Jul 29th, 2014 No Comments

The Last of Us Remastered

During Comic-Con in San Diego, Sam Raimi was revealed as a producer behind the upcoming film adaptation of The Last of Us.

Screen Gems, the studio behind the Resident Evil films, is adapting the game which will be produced under Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures company. The screenplay is being written by Neil Druckmann who served as Creative Director for the game. Druckmann, Game Director Bruce Straley and Naughty Dog Co-Presidents Evan Wells and Chris Balestra will also be producing the film.

 

The Last of Us Film Teaser Poster

The Last of Us Film Teaser Poster

Raimi is well known for his job as director of the original Evil Dead films and the original Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire. Details behind a release date or a director have not been announced but Raimi wants to remain faithful to the game. It was revealed that Maisie William, who plays Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, met with Druckmann and Raimi about playing the role of Ellie.

The Last of Us was released in June of 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and received universal acclaim from critics. A PlayStation 4 version of the game titled The Last of Us Remastered is available today.

Quick Take

Naughty Dog has been known for their mastery of translating a film-like experience into videogames. One can only hope that with the Uncharted film and The Last of Us, nothing will be lost in translation. The Last of Us has proven to be one of the industry’s definitive masterpieces and a film adaptation might bring an entire new audience into the medium.

 

Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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