“The Last of Us” Movie is a Go!

Sony Announced at SDCC that a movie based on the hit pseudo-zombie/survival game is in the works. Sam Raimi, producer of awesome shit like Xena: Warrior Princess and director of awesome until the third installment stuff like the Tobey McGuire Spider-Man movies, is attached to add producing this bad boy to his roster. Alongside him will be Naughty Dog’s own Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, also acting as a producer. The film will be distributed by Screen Gems and Raimi’s own company, Ghost House, so don’t be surprised by a possible Bruce Campbell cameo.

I wouldn't be terribly surprised if he somehow got the lead. I don't WANT him in the lead, but I wouldn't really be surprised.

I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if he somehow got the lead. I don’t WANT him in the lead, but I wouldn’t really be surprised.

Also from game developer Naughty Dog, co-Presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, writer Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley will be acting as “Creative Architects” for the movie, keeping it as close to the source material as possible.

No word on if it’s going to include any of the material from the DLC, though.

And while fans clamour for their favourite actors or actresses to take on certain roles, we do know that Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones is in talks to play Ellie. With how Arya Stark has acted on the show over the years, Ellie’s progression as a character would be served well by a performance by Williams.

Even voice actress Ashley Johnson is asking for her!

Even voice actress Ashley Johnson is asking for her!

As for fan suggestions, I’d like to not-so-humble demand request Hugh Jackman. Just look at him in Prisoners!

Plus the brutality of his character for his daugher's sake really meshes well with Joel at the end of the game.

Plus the brutality of his character for his daugher’s sake really meshes well with Joel at the end of the game.

Plus, given his many reprisals of our favourite he didn’t used to be this sexy beast berserker mutant, there should be no doubt that he would do the part justice.

For those unfamiliar with the game, it follows two survivors of the Cordyceps outbreak, wherein that zombie fungus that kills and reanimates ants and brings them back to their own colonies to further infection makes the evolutionary leap to humans. Joel, who we first meet in a hreat-breaking scene of loss when the outbreak starts, has spent 20 years living as a mercenary and thug, often doing things too horrible to actually mention in the game, finds himself sherparding a young girl born post-outbreak across the country to deliver her to a group of rebels who oppose the strict, makeshift government in place in this apocalyptic future.

A release date for “The Last of Us” has not been set.

 

 

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Posted on July 28, 2014, in Movie News, the last of us and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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