The video games are made nowadays, it’s not surprising that so many of them are turned into major motion pictures. And while many don’t work, or make much money, there are a few surprises, as well as adaptations that hopefully will live up to the games they’re based off of. One such hopeful title was a movie for The Last of Us. Which has for years been lauded as a masterpiece in storytelling.
However, despite a hot start in getting a movie made, Sony had not made any more progress with the film. This has been confirmed by Producer Sam Raimi, who told IGN:
“Well, unfortunately that one — when we went to Neil with Ghost House Pictures we were hoping to get the rights like we do any project and then we’d take it out and sell it but we’d control the rights. With this one he went to Sony — who I have a very good relationship with — but they have their own plans for it and I think Neil’s plan for it — I’m not trying to be political — Neil’s plan for it is not the same as Sony’s. And because my company doesn’t have the rights, I actually can’t help him too much. Even though I’m one of the producers on it the way he set it up, he sold his rights to Sony, Sony hired me as a producer by chance, and I can’t get the rights free for him so I’m not in the driver’s seat and I can’t tell you what Sony and Neil together will decide on. If they do move forward I’d love to help them again.”
While it’s still possible for the movie to be made, it’s not looking good at this point.