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The Last of Us movie in development with help from Naughty Dog and Screen Gems

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed The Last of Us is being made into a movie. As reported by Deadline, Screen Gems has signed on to distribute the live-action adaptation of the PlayStation 3 exclusive video game.

Neil Druckmann, who served as the game's creative director, will reportedly write the script. Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra will also be involved, along with Evil Dead director Sam Raimi and Ghost House Pictures.

The Last of Us was released for PlayStation 3 in June 2013. It received glowing reviews with many praising the writing, voice acting, sound design and art direction -- all things that are critical to a film. The Last of Us made for an excellent game, but how it'll translate to the big screen remains the big question. Videogame to movie adaptations don't typically end well -- mostly because directors take the film adaptation into a totally different direction -- but judging by the logline it doesn't seem too much will be different.

Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.

Of course, with the film seemingly so similar to the actual game one has to ask: is there really a purpose of turning The Last of Us into a movie? 

Tags: The Last of Us, Naughty Dog, PS3

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