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Sam Raimi and Screen Gems will help produce THE LAST OF US movie

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Ask anyone what the biggest and most hyped video game of 2013 was, and they’ll tell you that it was the post-apocalyptic The Last Of Us. That’s a game which features a storyline that is just begging for a big screen adaptation. And it’s going to get one courtesy of a Spider-Man daddy.

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Deadline broke the news of the deal, which will see Sam Raimi and his Ghost House production company produce the movie, with the game’s original writer Neil Druckmann working on a silver screen script:

Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it and 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. Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.

Don’t play video games, because they’re strictly for those damn kids? Well The Last of Us might change your viewpoint on that. The game was critically lauded for its mature storytelling, as it focused on the survivors of a horrific fungal plague that had decimated humanity and turned vast portions of the global population into a new breed of zombies, dubbed clickers. Seriously, you’ll never eat shrooms again if you play that game.

It’s a good match so far. Sam Raimi’s company brings the necessary experience and talent for such an adaptation, and you;ve got input from the creators to make the transition as seamless as possible. For more, here’s a link to the full press release.

Last Updated: March 7, 2014

12 Comments

  1. Dammit I was hoping Uwe Boll was going to make it 😛

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 7, 2014 at 12:56

      You need to watch an Uwe Boll movie called Rampage. He can actually make a good movie if he tries.

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      • Kromas

        March 7, 2014 at 12:58

        Blood Rayne was enough Uwe Boll to last me a lifetime.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 7, 2014 at 13:04

          *hisssssssssssssssss* take it away!

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        • Andre116

          March 7, 2014 at 13:16

          Don’t knock Blood Rayne. I fondly recall some lesbian scenes from that movie as I fast forwarded through it.

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          • RinceThis

            March 7, 2014 at 13:33

            But not through them 😉

          • Andre116

            March 7, 2014 at 13:37

            Of course not.

          • RinceThis

            March 7, 2014 at 13:43

            Was about to delete your number and email there…

          • Andre116

            March 7, 2014 at 13:58

            Don’t need to worry about me man. I would have had to kick my own ass if I had done that. I have certain standards to maintain.

          • Kromas

            March 7, 2014 at 14:07

            That’s why I watch Lost Girl. 🙂

      • Skyblue

        March 8, 2014 at 17:56

        The shaky cam was terrible in that movie but it was still enjoyable. I still wish Uwe Boll would just stop making films though.

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  2. RinceThis

    March 7, 2014 at 13:33

    Oh man, please don’t let the curse of movie adaptation strike this one.

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