IGN Game of the Year, The Last of Us, has been picked up by Screen Gems and Ghost House, to be made into a feature film.

For those unfamiliar with the story, it revolves around Joel, a runner who, in the aftermath of the apocalypse caused by a fungal spore, has to escort Ellie to the Fireflies, a group of resistance fighters who are seeking out a cure for the disease. The catch? Ellie is immune, making her the key to the human race’s revival. With enough infected, bandits, and military interference, getting to the Fireflies becomes more difficult with every step forward.

Naughty Dog, the producer and publisher of of the game, have gone on record saying that Sam Raimi’s Ghost House and Clint Culpepper’s Screen Gems are “a perfect fit. Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards.”

With the recent interest in video games as viable options as films, especially when the film industry is seeking out ways to get even more rears in theaters, this comes as a no brainer. The Last of Us was and remains one of the most popular games around, with DLC still coming out for it, and a sequel in the works.

Even with the constant barrage of post-apocalyptic entertainment media we’ve seen released in the last five years, this still comes as a refreshing narrative, steeped in not only survival, but characters who are neither good or bad. Let’s see if the game is done justice.

Source: deadline.com

 

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