Just now in Hall H at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, Sam Raimi appeared on stage with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann to announce that he’ll be producing the movie based on last year’s Game of the Year “The Last of Us”.
This sort of announcement is exciting, but if you look at other video game movie adaptations it could take a long time to happen. It’s taken years just to get a release date for the “Uncharted” movie, and that one isn’t coming until 2016. So it could be quite a while before we see the story of Joel and Ellie on the big screen.
The Last of Us isn’t the first time Sam Raimi has shown interest in a video game movie, as he was at one point attached to direct the Warcraft movie that Duncan Jones ended up making. If you never played The Last of Us, it’s being re-released this coming week on the PlayStation 4 with upgraded graphics and all of the DLC.