The studio behind the Resident Evil movie franchise, Screen Gems, announced that they are bringing Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 masterpiece The Last of Us to the big screen.
Sam Raimi, director of ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ and ‘Evil Dead’ will be one of the producers on the film. The screenplay will be written by Neil Drukmann, the creative director of The Last of Us, and will produce alongside Raimi, Naughty Dog Co-Presidents and director of the game Bruce Straley. Troy Baker, the voice of Joel, reassured fans when this announcement broke and said “From experience I trust implicitly everyone at Naughty Dog. “I know that if it wasn’t going to accurately represents the story, they wouldn’t do it”.
Evan Wells, one of Naughty Dog’s Co-Presidents, had this to say about the games big-screen adaptation: “Our partners with Sam Raimi, Ghost House Pictures, and Screen Gems to develop a film based on The Last of Us universe is a perfect pit. 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.”
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