In more Comic-Con news, Screen Gems brought in cult director Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Darkman) and video game creator Neil Druckmann to the Con to talk about bringing the survival horror game The Last Of Us to the big screen. Druckmann who created the game and will write the screenplay, has been given creative control and hired Raimi to produce. Read on for more details.
Deadline is reporting, Neil Druckmann, creator of the Naughty Dog game The Last Of Us, talks about how that PlayStation 3 survival The-Last-of-Us horror action game is being turned into a feature with Raimi producing and Druckmann now writing the screenplay. Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper, whose previous big vidgame-to-movie transfer was Resident Evil, basically has given over big creative controls to Druckmann in the movie transfer. That includes casting, and choice of director.
Sam Raimi says: “It’s gonna be a great character journey, a great love story, and great horror fiction.” These says more games are being mined for their feature possibilities and The Last Of Us is just the latest to come.
20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons – whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S.