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Old 03-10-14, 05:27 PM
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To each his own. I enjoyed how sparse ammunition was in the game, forcing you to decide on the fly whether to risk open combat, stealth kills, or simply sneak passed your enemies.
yup. agreed.
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Re: Sam Raimi to produce adaptation of video game "The Last of Us" for Screen Gems

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^ that could work, with how that kid acted like a little bitch for the whole movie.
The only problem with my idea is that Ellie would probably have skull-fucked that whiney little shit.
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Re: Sam Raimi to produce adaptation of video game "The Last of Us" for Screen Gems

Ellie has an oversized clit?

I've yet to play the game but I know I'd love it based off everything I've seen.

The boy from the road reacted fine based off how his father protected him so much. Love Duvall's bit in this.
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Re: Sam Raimi to produce adaptation of video game "The Last of Us" for Screen Gems

Sam Raimi, Neil Druckmann surprise with ‘Last of Us’ panel
July 25, 2014 | 1:27 p.m.

With “The Last of Us,” Naughty Dog craftsman Neil Druckmann helped create one of the most emotionally affecting survival games ever released.

Now, as he writes the script for Screen Gems’ upcoming big screen adaptation of “The Last of Us,” he’s endeavoring to make the first truly great video game movie.

Druckmann and filmmaker Sam Raimi, who will produce the film through his Ghost House Pictures banner, surprised the Hall H crowd at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday morning with a presentation devoted to the project, which is still in its nascent stages, hoping to stoke fan excitement for its upcoming adaptation of the apocalyptic survival game.

“The Last of Us” was one of the most widely lauded games of 2013. The story tracks Joel, who is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl, Ellie, out of a quarantine zone, but their personalities clash as they traverse the once-familiar terrain of Boston, which has become all plant life and crumbling buildings in the wake of an infection that has decimated the human populace.

The intimate character moments between the two leads was one of the things that hooked Raimi, who described himself as a gamer when addressing the audience, and he also stressed that a “Last of Us” movie would closely hew to the game.

“It doesn’t need to be different,” Raimi said. “It just needs to capture the core of what made ‘The Last of Us’ special to so many fans.”


Both Druckmann and Raimi promised a “laser focus” on Joel and Ellie’s relationship in “The Last of Us.” Although the film has yet to be cast and a director yet to be hired, Druckmann mentioned that he had met with “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams, who plays the headstrong Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy, about the role of Ellie.
Old 07-25-14, 07:39 PM
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It's great that Neil Druckmann is writing the script but I still feel this will be a pointless disaster.
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Blizzard hated his treatment for Warcraft, hopefully he'll do better here with this material. Seems potentially more his style anyway.
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Re: Sam Raimi to produce adaptation of video game "The Last of Us" for Screen Gems

Craig Mazin, the creator of the acclaimed limited series Chernobyl, is reteaming with HBO to adapt The Last of Us, the massive Sony PlayStation video game franchise.

In a rare development in the world of video game adaptations, the writer and creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann, is also involved and will work with Mazin to pen and executive produce what is intended to be a series.

Carolyn Strauss will also executive produce along with Evan Wells, the president of Naughty Dog, the Santa Monica-based developer of the game. The project is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. It will be the first television series from PlayStation Productions.

Launched in 2013, Sony and Naughty Dog's The Last of Us garnered critical praise for its engrossing tale of the postapocalypse, centering on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for the deadly pandemic.

Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The HBO series will cover the events of the original game, which was written by Druckmann, with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel, The Last of Us Part II, which will release on May 29, 2020.

Mazin, who is said to be an avid player of the game, stated, "Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus. Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I'm so honored to do it in partnership with Neil."

"From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig I was equally blown away by his approach to narrative and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us," said Druckmann in a statement. "With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, harrowing, emotional masterpiece. I couldn't think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show."

The Last of Us won numerous "game of the year" awards and went on to sell more than 17 million copies across both its original release on the PlayStation 3 and a remastered version on PlayStation 4.

"This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to partner with Craig, Neil, Carolyn and the teams at Sony, Naughty Dog and PlayStation to bring the virtual world of this acclaimed game to life," stated HBO programming president Casey Bloys.

"This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions," said Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. The Last of Us is a brilliant achievement in storytelling and character development, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to work with this team to adapt it."

Druckmann is a longtime vet of Naughty Dog, starting as a programming intern in 2004. In 2007, he was given the role of game designer on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the first installment in the action adventure series. In 2013, he created The Last of Us, based on a concept he developed as a student at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mazin's Chernobyl tackled a bleak and complex true-life event and became a must-see show for HBO. The show won an Emmy for outstanding limited series and landed one for Mazin for outstanding writing. Mazin also won a PGA award and a WGA award.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

This is great news. I think this will work really well as a series.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

This sounds interesting. I would watch this. I never played the game, but as far as post apocalypse stuff goes, it looked really cool.
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Very hyped for this. Loved the story of the games.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

Either of recent HBO series vets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau or Justin Theroux would be great at Joel.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Yeah he would be perfect not the other guy, not tough looking enough.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

I didn't play the game, but I watched the cutscenes as a 6 hour movie over the space of a week a few years back. I am so excited for this, and for HBO to do it and have the guy from "Chernobyl" in charge is a really good sign.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

I almost bought myself a PS4 with my Christmas money, but decided to wait until the PS5 comes out later this year (since Sony claims it will be backwards compatible). This game has been #1 on my “want to play” list for quite a while now.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

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decided to wait until the PS5 comes out later this year
It's possible it might end up delayed till next year at some point due to Corona.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

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It's possible it might end up delayed till next year at some point due to Corona.
That’s fine, I’ll grab one whenever that may be. I’m more concerned with demand exceeding supply, and having to spend weeks hunting for it.
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

Don't worry, in a matter of weeks days we'll all get to experience the cold open of the first game in real time!
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

John Renck who won and Emmy last year for his work on ‘Chernobyl’ and directed all episodes of that series has signed on to direct “at least” the pilot episode of this series.
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Ordered to series:
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Old 11-21-20, 07:39 AM
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

Wouldn’t it be cool if they did a mash up with another TV Show and called it “This Is The Last Of Us”?

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^ I don’t know the character in the game but Ramsey was a little badass on Game of Thrones! She was fun to watch.
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How many shows does this guy need?
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Re: 'The Last of Us' Series in the Works at HBO From 'Chernobyl' Creator

I liked Bella Ramsey in GoT, but she’s not someone who I would picture as Ellie.
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Well... one where he’ll actually be recognize for.

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