Naughty Dog’s “The last of us” is at the top of most geeks lists of popular games to be adapted to big screen. It is one of the most cinematic games we have ever played, our gaming go to guy even stated boldly that “The Last of Us” is the best game of this console generation”…… “of any generation!”. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the highly decorated director/producer Sam Raimi showing interest in a project that involves one of the most critically acclaimed video games to hit the market in decades. Raimi is eyed to produce the film at Screengems under his Ghost House banner with Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann penning the screenplay. Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra will also produce along with game director Bruce Straley.
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Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper said
“Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it. When I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community and that Neil Druckmann must write the screenplay. I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. And Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision,”
Wells is excited about their partnerships and future of the project, he said:
“Our partnership with Sam Raimi, Ghost House Pictures, and Screen Gems to develop a film based on ‘The Last of Us’ universe is a perfect fit,”
“Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards. We look forward to collaborating with Sam, his team, and Screen Gems, to make a movie that will thrill fans of ‘The Last of Us’ and general audiences worldwide.”