It's no surprise that The Last of Uswhich some regard as the greatest video game in history, would get a movie adaptation. The game undoubtedly deserves it- it combined an emotional story with some horrific gameplay, which gave us a great ride.
We learned just over a year ago that a script was already being worked on, so all we had to do was wait. However, it seems now that this movie has gone into the dark and who knows if and when we will get this big screen adaptation.
In an interview with IGN about the potential of a live action adaptation for The Last Of Us, the game's writer and director, Neil Druckmann gave some very disappointing news.
"I know I said in an interview a while back we had a table read, got the script to a good place and it kind of entered development hell like these things tend to do. There hasn’t been any work done on it in over a year and a half."
Yes, seems impossible that The Last of Us will be coming to the big screen any time soon. it It is quite a shame that a movie based on the very immersive video game would be put on the back burner. I mean, when I think back to The Last Of Us I can't help but to think about that opener that on its own was quite cinematic. Why wouldn't Naughty Dog want anything to do with the movie adaptation then?
It might also be the fact that, looking back, there honestly hasn't been a true hit for video game movies. I mean, most of the top lists for video game movies are just ranking which ones were the worst. We can't also forget that there's an [Assassin's Creed](tag:437814) movie on the way and by the sounds of it that seems quite promising.
The other movie that is being thrown around is the Uncharted movie, which is a video game from Naughty Dog as well. The movie is still slated for a June 30, 2017 release date so we should be hearing about that soon.
While this isn't any exciting news for fans of The Last Of Us, could it mean they are waiting to see how the other video game-based movies do before jumping on another video game? It possibly could be, and they could also wait and see how Assassin's Creed does with the general audience as well. In the meantime, we can only hope and wait to see if they do revitalize The Last Of Us film.