The upcoming film version of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us
will be an adaptation of the game's original post-apocalyptic storyline, creative director Neil Druckmann told IGN
"It's an adaptation of the story of The Last of Us
," Druckmann said. "As far as where we go and how we make it fit into a film, how it takes into account the unique properties of film... We're not sure yet. We're only just scratching the surface."
Historically, video game-based movies often veer sharply from their source material. The Super Mario Bros.
film's reptilian underworld and Street Fighter: The Movie
's Bison Dollars
linger as reminders of the rocky relationship between the film and game industries, and the difficulties involved in bringing popular games to theaters.
Rumors of a film based on The Last of Us
began circulating with a pair of URL registrations
late last year, and Deadline later reported
that Druckmann would write its script with input from Naughty Dog staff. Sam Raimi's company Ghost House Pictures will assist with production.