One of the year’s most cinematic games now has some minor movement towards the big screen. Sony has taken steps to secure two The Last of Us web domains, suggesting that there could be some serious interest in getting a movie based on the hit game, or that they just want to stay one step ahead of the game and grab the internet space while they still can.
The two domains that were registered were TheLastOfUs-Movie.com and TheLastOfUsMovie.net. Make no mistake this is by no means a confirmation that the wheels are actually turning on this, but it also doesn’t mean that it’s stuck in limbo either. Based on the popularity of Naughty Dog’s survivalist horror game it isn’t going to shock anyone if they do move forward on this.
I wish I could have more excitement or hatred for the news of a ‘possible’ big screen adaptation, but unfortunately my PS3 took a dive on me a few weeks after I got the game. I’m not a hardcore gamer by any means so I was only a short distance into the story and am both too lazy and cheap to either fix my system or replace it. I’m not shocked by this at all though because the little bit I played of this seemed so cinematic to begin with that it was obvious Hollywood would find a way to get in and take advantage.
I’m willing to bet that most gamers in this case will be on the side of those not wanting a studio to jump in and possibly ruin a story that stands well enough on its own – at least that seems to be the consensus. I have to say that I don’t play many games outside of the latest MLB The Show, but the the little bit of time I did spend with The Last of Us I always had a hard time putting it down to take care of my other boring adult responsibilities. In a short time I was hooked to the story, connected with the characters and utterly thrilled with the gameplay.
The Last of Us had moments that were heart-wrenching, chilling and outright scary while being absolutely beautiful to look at – so obviously a studio has to intervene and possibly sully its reputation. We can hope that if this does come to be, Sony pulls out all the stops to make this amazing, but if history has taught us anything it’s not all that likely.
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