Last of Us Film Scores Major Changes

Neil Druckmann, the director of the highly acclaimed video game “The Last of Us,” is also the man in charge of penning the screenplay for the movie adaptation of the property.

In a recent interview with Game Informer, Druckmann has revealed that he just finished a second draft of the screenplay and suggests some big changes are in store for the film version of the game.

“(It’s going) really well. Just finished a second draft, and we did a table read with a bunch of actors, and that’s where we’re at. It’s pretty faithful to the game. There are some big changes, but the tone and what the story is trying to say, is pretty faithful to the game.”

Druckmann did not confirm whether “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams was at the recent table read for the film, the actress having been rumored for the project since it was announced.

Set in the wake of a global pandemic, the story follows two survivors – an older man named Joel and a young girl named Ellie. Sam Raimi is serving as a producer.