The super popular, suspenseful, and overall enjoyable PS3 title The Last Of Us is reportedly being made into a feature-length film, as announced today.
Game developers, Naughty Dog, have signed a deal with Screen Gems and Sam Raimi's, Ghost House Pictures, to bring the production to the big screen.
Now, no game has ever survived being made into a movie. Prince Of Persia was about as close to a good adaption as we've ever gotten, and even years after fumbling scripts, "leaked" news, and a few live-action sequences, Peter Jackson's Halo is probably not happening.
(It's seriously time to move on from that. We're sorry to be the bearer of bad news.)
But honestly, The Last Of Us was a fantastic title in its own right. The high-suspense drama, immaculate visuals, and some of the all-time best dystopian scripted dialogue sequences all came together and worked overtime to bring us 6+ hours of entertaining action, minus the okay-ish ending.
You might be thinking though: "Yeah, but Hollywood's going to botch this like they always do."
Well, fear not, dear readers. The Last Of Us writer, Neil Druckmann, has been signed to pen the script, with game director Bruce Straley acting as, according to Rooster Teeth News, "creative architect" for the project.
At this point, the only way the movie could be a total flop is if you didn't like the game, and if that's the case, why would you be looking up news about it?
The gaming community is already calling for it to be the best video game adaption into film of all time, although, really? I mean, it wouldn't be a huge stretch.
Still, for gamers, and moviegoers alike, The Last Of Us is sure to stir up some box office success, and leave the audience excited and well satisfied. Here's to hoping that it'll put some refreshing taste back into what's been a fairly dry season for movies in the coming years.