The Last of Us Film Remains In Development Hell
Video game movie adaptations are hardly ever done right. The medium for video games and film are quite different despite how well the cinematography and story lends itself to one another. And this discord between game and movie are often carried over to game writer and movie studio. The case is no different for The Last of Us.
The Last of Us' writer, Neil Druckmann, seems to be having a disagreement with Sony's movie studio and what they want out of a The Last of Us movie. Understandably so, The Last of Us has become an icon in gaming due to its gritty characters and emotional story, no one actively wants a studio to mess with that.
Sony is currently unable to move forward with the movie without the rights to the title and Druckmann doesn't seem to want to let it go. If it's any indication from Amy Hennig's peaceful departure from Uncharted 4 (also from the same development studio, Naughty Dog) due to creative differences, Druckmann might get his way. Unfortunately for fans, it doesn't seem like The Last of Us: The Movie will be appearing in theaters anytime soon.
In the mean time, we can all enjoy the Logan trailer over and over again.