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Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures are getting into the end-of-the-world business, signing on to produce a live-action big-screen adaptation of the hit Playstation 3 survival videogame “The Last of Us” for Screen Gems.
Set 20 years “after an infectious pandemic ravaged the course of humanity,” the game follows a man named Joel and a teenage girl named Ellie who are “brought together by chance, [and] must make life-altering decisions in order to survive.” We’re told that the game apparently “explores themes of survival, loyalty, love, and redemption in an emotionally charged expedition across a post-epidemic United States.”
Sounds like the TV show “Revolution,” but minus the awful writing of Season 2.
Naughty Dog developed the game, and the boys from the company will produce the movie version. No director has been set, and it’s unlikely Raimi will direct, or honestly, do very much in terms of producing. At his point, Raimi is like Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. They’re always “producing” everything, because it’s easier to sell a product with their name attached.
Via : The Wrap