Okay, we don’t usually post movie news here, but considering this is related to one of the best games of 2013, if not ever, I thought that it deserved some recognition on SA Gamer. Games translating into movies is something that has historically not worked one little bit, but an argument could be made that the majority of those games that were made into movies weren’t exactly heavily story focused, so perhaps The Last of Us might change that?
It was massive announcement out of the San Diego Comic Con, including the fact that it will be produced by Sam Raimi who did the original Spider-Man movies and cult classic Evil Dead. This means a couple of things, firstly we should see Bruce Campbell cameo which is almost worth it in itself (for some) and the other thing is that the license will be handled with care. Finally, we know that Neil Druckman of Naughty Dog will be heavily involved, which can only be a good thing.
Other than that there is just a bit of speculation around the cast which seems to be doing the rounds. There are rumours that Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones) is in line to play Ellie, which would honestly be incredible news as she fits the part perfectly. Apart from that there isn’t much to go on in terms of the director or the rest of the cast.
A few of us on Twitter were discussing possible actors for Joel. I threw Rhys Coiro’s name in there though it’s unlikely he will even be considered. David thinks Hugh Jackman or George Clooney, while Dawid thinks Tobey Maguire should get the part (it was a joke… I hope).
We want to know a few things from you. Who you think would be the perfect cast for the characters? Who would you like to see directing the movie? And does it have a hope of not falling into the trap of games being made into movies, or is it going to fail like so many others? Let us know what you think below!