Movie Based on The Last of Us Video Game In Development

Posted March 7th, 2014 at 5:45 am


Screen Gems has announced they have an adaptation of the PS3 video game The Last of Us in the works. A screenplay is being written by Neil Druckmann who creative director and a writer for the game as well as Naughty Dog’s huge franchise Uncharted.

The rich and visceral story of The Last of Us, which was released in June of 2013, follows hardened survivor, Joel, and Ellie, a young and capable girl, on their journey through a radically transformed world. Set twenty years after an infectious pandemic spread by the cordyceps virus ravaged the course of humanity, these two people, who were brought together by chance, must make life-altering decisions in order to survive. The Last of Us explores themes of survival, loyalty, love, and redemption in an emotionally charged expedition across a post-epidemic United States.

The Last of Us was one of the most highly regarded games in 2013 – winning many awards as the best game of the year – and has been a huge seller for Sony. The story focuses on a hardened survivor (Joel) of a zombie-like apocalypse who helps a young girl (Ellie) with an immunity to the virus reach doctors who could use her to help create a cure.