The Last of Us, for those unfamiliar, is a game created by Naughty Dog for Sony’s PlayStation platform. It is a survival horror game that has managed to develop a very huge and loyal fanbase and if you thought that the upcoming live reading of some of the game’s scenes was a pretty awesome concept, well here’s one that can possibly top it – a live action movie.
Now we know that Sony had already announced that they would be turning the video game into a movie, but speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con, additional details of the movie have been revealed, one of which is that the studio is currently eyeing is none other than Maisie Williams, better known for her role in Game of Thrones as Arya Stark.
Getting Ellen Page would most probably be a much better idea since the character does look like her, although given that she wasn’t too thrilled at the use of her likeness, we’re not sure she would have accepted. Neil Druckmann, the creative director of the game, and Sam Raimi also touched on the subject of remaining true to the source.
One of the challenges is trying to cram 15 hours worth of gameplay into a movie. It also seems that Druckmann had originally planned for the ending to be different from the game, although Raimi does not seem to think that a huge change would be a good idea. It is possible that Druckmann wants the movie and game to be separate from one another.
In any case there’s still no word on when the movie will be released but given that a director for the movie has yet to be chosen, we guess fans are in for a wait. In the meantime what do you guys think? Would Maisie Williams make a good actress to portray Ellie?