This is either going to be the best film of all time or the biggest let down of the 21st century. This seems to be the opinion of those I personally have spoken to about the news, others may think differently but i’m assuming the vast majority are extremely happy it’s going to be a film but are scared that Hollywood will destroy every good thing about it, they haven’t got an exactly good reputation for making good movies based on games.
My personal experience with The Last of Us is one I’m proud to say I will never forget, yes it’s on a PlayStation 3, yes it’s only 720p but who cares when a game can bring actual tears to a mans eyes more than once in a single play through. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who shed a manly tear or two, am I right!? The game has won over 200 game of the year awards, anyone who has played through it at least once, or even just played it at all for that matter, will know why. Incredible story telling, scripting, voice acting, animation, you name it, it’s probably won some form of award about it.
Hollywood has a huge standard to meet, but they won’t be doing it alone. Neil Druckmann, who wrote the game, will be writing the script for the film, at least me know that part is in good hands. As for a director of the film, there isn’t one yet, Druckmann says it’s still very early days and that “nothing’s been signed”.
I shall leave you with a quote from Neil himself, hopefully it will make you feel better about the film adaptation.
“There’s never been a great video game adaptation for film,” said Druckmann. “We’re going to work our asses off to make this thing great. Why wait? We have a great opportunity here. Go for it.”
Let’s just hope it’s out before 2017!
Thanks to Empireonline for supplying us with this information.
Image courtesy of eTeknix.