Joel and Ellie have shown they can endure the dangers of a post-apocalyptic United States, but do they have what it takes to survive Hollywood’s development hell?
The characters of Naughty Dog’s hit survival-horror game “The Last of Us” certainly seemed on the fast track to the big screen in a Sony adaptation produced by Sam Raimi. There was even serious talk about “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams playing Ellie.
However, since then, we haven’t heard much — if anything — about the project. That’s because, according to Naughy Dog’s Neil Druckmann, there’s unfortunately nothing to tell.
“I know I said in an interview a while back we had a table read, got the script to a good place and it kind of entered development hell like these things tend to do,” Druckmann, who directed the game and wrote the film’s script, told IGN. “There hasn’t been any work done on it in over a year and a half.”
So, yes, Hollywood may even been able to accomplish what cannibalistic creatures and hostile humans couldn’t: stop Joel and Ellie’s journey.
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