Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann has reportedly confirmed that the recently announced
The Last of Us feature film is being planned as an adaptation of the story told in the acclaimed PlayStation 3 game. The comments were made during a brief interview with IGN following the decorated studio's good fortune at the 2014 BAFTA awards ceremony yesterday, where Naughty Dog and The Last of Us topped five categories, including Game of the Year and Story.
"It’s an adaptation of the story of The Last of Us," he confirmed. "As far as where we go and how we make it fit into a film, how it takes into account the unique properties of film... We’re not sure yet. We’re only just scratching the surface."
Several senior Naughty Dog developers have been named as Producers of the film, in collaboration with Sony Pictures subsidiary Screen Gems, and Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, with Druckmann himself -- the game's creative director and writer -- named as the movie's scriptwriter.
The Last of Us was already more of a cinematic experience than most games, so it seems like a good candidate for a more direct conversion, rather than creating a new story to tell. Will gamers be peaved if it's exactly the same thing though? Probably, either way; we sure can be a fickle bunch.