The Last of Us Movie Grinds to a Halt
Some things are too good to be true, and it appears that The Last of Us feature film has landed on that list. We’ve kept tabs on the lack of progress on the film so far, and now we get to report that the film is shelved for the time being. Director Sam Raimi told IGN that he is still attached to the project, but there has been no forward motion due to conflict between Naughty Dog and Sony. According to Raimi, “They don’t want to move forward, and it’s not my place to say why, and Neil, I think, is in a slight disagreement with them about how things should go so there’s a standstill. And I don’t have the power to move it.”
It is odd that Screen Gems, the subsidiary producing The Last of Us, would be at such odds with Druckman. After serving as the Creative Director for the game, Druckman was tapped to write the screenplay for the movie. If there is someone better equipped to shepherd the film in the right direction, Sony would be hard pressed to find that person. It looks like they’re in for the long fight, though, with no actors cast and no other names attached to the project besides Druckman and Raimi. Here’s to hoping this doesn’t turn into an eight-year wait like the Uncharted movie.