The Last of Us creator Neil Druckmann has confirmed that the planned big screen adaptation will stick to the plot of Naughty Dog’s game (via IGN). His remarks come from an appearance at 2014’s BAFTA Game Awards, where The Last of Us picked up five awards, including the show’s top prize. He didn’t go into any specifics, but that seems to largely stem from the fact that they haven’t been hashed out yet.
“It’s an adaptation of the story of The Last of Us,” he said. “As far as where we go and how we make it fit into a film, how it takes into account the unique properties of film… We’re not sure yet. We’re only just scratching the surface.”
Druckmann is tasked with writing the script for the film, which will be produced by Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures. It’s still extremely early in the process, given that the initial announcement happened just last week. Still, the revelation that the movie will stick to the plot of the game in some form or another says quite a lot. Now settle in and think about what you’d like to see from a direct adaptation of The Last of Us, since it’s likely going to be two or more years before there’s an actual movie to see.