Sam Raimi To Produce The Last of Us Movie

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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

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  • A_Linoge_III

    I read up to ” set 20 years ‘after an infectious pandemic ravaged the course of humanity'” when a sudden yawn escaped me.

    Originality has really taken a beating lately.

  • merwanor

    The outline for the story is not very original, I agree. As it sounds like any other Zombie type story. But The last of us is just a brilliant game, and the story is actually the center part of the experience. But to make this a successful movie, they will need to get actors that can relay the same performance that the actors did in the game, because they were truly perfectly cast.

    But seeing as I have played the game, I don’t rely know if I need to see the movie, especially if it will tell the same story, just in a shorter and more stripped form. And of course, many movies totally screw with the source material, so I would not be surprised if they screwed up the ending or something like that. And I guess it will be PG-13… sigh

    • Razorsfury

      I’d have to say the story wasn’t the center part of the experience. Like you and others have said this is a dime a dozen post apocalyptic zombie story. Iwhat really drew me in was the compelling interactions between the characters. This and naughty dog’s talent of guiding you though the the story in such a seamless manner.