There are plenty of video games that are itching to get adapted to the big screen. Later this year, we’ll be getting Tomb Raider, and within the next few years, we’ll even be getting Mario and Sonic movies. But what about the more cinematic enterprises?
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Uncharted is a film that’s been in the works for some time, and as of right now, Tom Holland is attached to play a young Nathan Drake, but what about Naughty Dog’s other big video game franchise, The Last of Us? Speaking at the DICE Summit 2018, screenwriter Neil Druckmann gave an interesting thought in regards to the in-development Last of Us movie.
“…And even I worked on the script for The Last of Us film, which was a direct adaptation. And now, having some separation from it, I look back and be like, ‘I don’t want that movie to be made.’ Maybe there’s something that could be done in [that] world, either focusing on other characters or other time. But, for me – and I know for Naughty Dog and for a lot of our fans – Nolan North is Nathan Drake, Ashley Johnson is Ellie, Troy Baker is Joel. And it would be very disorienting to see someone else in that role.”
What do you think of Druckmann’s comments? Are they legit concerns, or is this the case of someone clinging to hard to the source material? As comic book fans know, restricting yourself to one interpretation of a character can potentially deprive you of greatness as much as it can prevent some pretty hard atrocities.
Let us know your thoughts down below. Is it worth bringing The Last of Us to the big screen when the video game story is already so stellar? Let us know your thoughts down below!