Sony Screen Gems and Sam Raimi announced at SDCC that he will be bringing the hit survival horror game THE LAST OF US to the big screen. Now writer and creative director Neil Druckmann gave us a little more insight on the film..
“In two hours you can’t tell the same kind of story that you can in a game like The Last of Us, which is 15 hours,” Druckmann told website MCV. “I’m in the middle of it now, and it’s been super difficult because there’s so much that happens in The Last of Us – even just in the cinematics – that can’t fit in a film, let alone all the gameplay in-between and dialogue.”
“It’s been really difficult to cut certain things out, but what I’m starting to get this is really focused narrative that’s about these two characters [Joel and Ellie]. Some parts will be similar to the game and some parts will be quite different, but it’s kind of interesting in helping me understand this other medium and its strengths compared to video games.”