The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann Reports “Big Changes” in Script for Upcoming Film Adaptation, Tone and Story is Still “Pretty Faithful to the Game”

on January 28, 2015 10:46 AM

Coming off its hugely successful debut in 2013 on the PS3 and a remastered release in 2014 for PS4, The Last of Us has been one of the most-critically acclaimed titles to release within the last few years, and within the new few will be coming to the big screen in a film adaptation, which game director Neil Druckmann shed a little more light on.

Though details and officially-confirmed information has been on the light side for The Last of Us‘ feature film adaptation, Druckmann spoke in an interview on progress for the game’s big-screen feature, detailing that the film has had its second draft script prepared with some “big changes” in the adaptation. However, Druckmann assured that the film will retain the same feel and scope of the original title, as Druckmann said:

“I just finished a second draft, and we did a table read with a bunch of actors. Pretty faithful to the game. There are some big changes, but the tone and what the story’s trying to say is pretty faithful to the game.”

The feature film adaptation of The Last of Us is currently under development by Sony Pictures and Screen Gems, with Sam Raimi to produce and Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams under talks to star.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.