Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures have signed on to produce a live-action movie based on the much acclaimed PlayStation 3 video game “The Last of Us” for Screen Gems to distribute.
Released last year, the game is set twenty years after an infectious fungal pandemic has ravaged humanity. A hardened survivor named Joel and a young girl named Ellie are brought together by chance and journey together through a radically transformed United States.
The game garnered over 200 global Game of the Year awards last year, and a WGA award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games’.
Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann will write the screenplay. Druckmann, Bruce Straley, Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra and Raimi will produce.
Source: The Wrap