Last week it was announced that The Last of Us would get the big-screen treatment. Now, the idea behind The Last of Us could result in the first truly great video game movie, however, this is only if the material is handled properly.
As previously reported, the writing team behind the game will be working on the film. The original writer Neil Druckmann, who has made recent news with the departure of Amy Hennig, will write the screenplay for the adaptation. On top of this, Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, along with original game director Bruce Straley, are all involved with the production.
Last, the great genre director Sam Raimi will produce; though Raimi’s official role is unclear, his Ghost House Pictures, along with Screen Gems Production, is attached to produce and distribute. Again, the fans hope that Sam Raimi will actually direct the film: while Oz: The Great and Powerful was underwhelming, Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell was a fun horror romp that reminded many of his original Evil Dead trilogy.
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