Sam Raimi: 'The Last Of Us' Adaptation Has Hit Yet Another Speed Bump
Although Sony had promised a movie based on the hit zombie apocalypse-set video game "The Last Of Us", the development for said adaptation has been a slow and bumpy ride. Coming from a press event, Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man") spilled to IGN that the likelihood of seeing a "The Last Of Us" movie has dwindled what with the project being put on hold indefinitely.
"With this one [Neil Druckmann] went to Sony, who I have a very good relationship with," Raimi said. "But they have their own plans for it and I think Neil's plan for it - I'm not trying to be political - Neil's plan for it is not the same as Sony's. Right now [the script] just sitting there. [Sony] doesn't want to move forward, and it's not my place to say why. Neil, I think, is in a slight disagreement with them about how things should go so there's a standstill."
Druckmann served as a creative director to the 2013 game and has been at work on writing the screenplay for the film adaptation. Bruce Straley (of "The Last Of Us" and "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" fame) was slated to direct and co-produce with Raimi. The story follows a pair of survivors named Ellie and Joel as they traverse a world riddled with violent, infected humans.
The fate of the adaptation remains unclear, but Raimi chooses to remain optimistic, going on to say: "I'm not in the driver's seat and I can't tell you what Sony and Neil together will decide on. If they do move forward I'd love to help them again."
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