The Last Of Us Is Being Made Into a Movie

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The game is cinematic enough, there is no need for this. A movie won't bring anything to the franchise that the game couldn't.

I guarantee that the film will not focus on the evolving relationship of Joel and Ellie and instead on Joel fighting infected while things explode. Hollywood can't help itself.

I am wondering why they feel a film is necessary though, since like many others, I haven't actually played The Last of Us and instead watched an entire playthrough on the interwebs. It felt like a long movie and I enjoyed it as one.

I can honestly say that this is something I'm looking forward to, I loved the story-line and felt that all it needed was to do a bit more of explaining stuff, and it would make a great movie. Now, the only way, in my opinion, that this is going to be good is if they follow the story line, not perfectly, but just follow it. Some of the gameplay would be cool to see as live action. But what I would really like to see is weather or not they start the movie before the game starts, I want to see what they do there.

You know, after seeing that godforsaken ad for The Last of Us for something like 5 straight months, and the fact that what I played of the game was overhyped rubbish, I'm contemplating finding the folks responsible for the film and just kicking them in the stomach until it's canceled.

Fuck me, did TLoU piss me off; in and out of game.

Wow. I'm really disappointed with this. Why can they make a game like The Last of Us into a movie, yet the can't make a prolific game like Bioshock into a movie? Bioshock is much more deserving of a movie. And I'd rather see a Bioshock: Infinite movie than a Last of Us movie. Ugh. I've never seen a good video game adaptation movie, and this is not a good place to start. We have enough fucking zombie media; we don't need another couple hours of it. Hell, I'd prefer a Pong movie to this.

-Insert Sigh Here- This is not going to work out well. I'm not sure if I've expressed my disappointment well enough though. I AM VERY DISAPOINTED WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT. DID YOU HEAR ME? I AM NOT HAPPY! I just want a Bioshock (Infinite) movie. I'm going to go cry now.

"Do something productive. Stop being yourself":
Shtoops

Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann is writing the script, while Druckmann, Naughty Dog Co-Presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Baelstra and Game Director Bruce Straley are "creative architects." The film will be produced by Ghost House Pictures, the production company founded by Sam Raimi and Robert Tappert.

That's good.

Recent films produced under the Screen Gems banner include the Resident Evil and Underworld movies, Legion, Priest, Friends With Benefits and the Carrie remake.

That's bad.

I'm not too sure how to feel about this overall. The game runs about 12 hours long, right? A 'movie' let's play that I watched of it ran a bit over six hours long. None of it really came off as filler fluff, so what are they going to cut in order to make it (probably) two hours long?

And are they going to include the Left Behind DLC in the movie?

Casual Shinji:
Yeah, just fucking spoil all that goodwill, Naughty Dog. I mean, why leave something perfect the way it is, right?

To say nothing of Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson owning those roles, and who will now be replaced by a couple of C-list actors. I can't fucking wait!

If the idea of a movie that you are capable of ignoring spoils all the goodwill you had for an amazing studio that made a game you love so much, I doubt you respected them much in the first place.

And how do you know the casting decision for the movie already? Seriously, you're taking this way, way too seriously. I'm not a big fan of a movie either, but I'm not ready to burn ND at the stake like most of the people in this thread, Jesus Christ.

shtoops:
Wow. I'm really disappointed with this. Why can they make a game like The Last of Us into a movie, yet the can't make a prolific game like Bioshock into a movie? Bioshock is much more deserving of a movie. And I'd rather see a Bioshock: Infinite movie than a Last of Us movie. Ugh. I've never seen a good video game adaptation movie, and this is not a good place to start. We have enough fucking zombie media; we don't need another couple hours of it. Hell, I'd prefer a Pong movie to this.

-Insert Sigh Here- This is not going to work out well. I'm not sure if I've expressed my disappointment well enough though. I AM VERY DISAPOINTED WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT. DID YOU HEAR ME? I AM NOT HAPPY! I just want a Bioshock (Infinite) movie. I'm going to go cry now.

"Do something productive. Stop being yourself":
Shtoops

Bioshock Infinite had a terrible, nonsensical story that has the great honor of completely mucking up the multiple universes theory. That, and the "themes" of racism amounted to cartoonishly over the top villains that were politically correct to avoid actually offending people, and the main racist villain and the downtrodden minority resistance leader ended up being considered equals. And then the entire theme is dropped for the terrible multiple universe theme.

The characters were either unrealistic (Elizabeth, the bubbly Disney princess who was... locked away from society and experimented on all her life) or boring (Booker, the brooding middle-30s white action hero who is an asshole from beginning to end) and I wouldn't imagine people caring about them at all.

At least the stock FPS gameplay would make for good action scenes if a director can skirt around the fact that vigors have no reason to exist in the universe.

So please, don't shed tears over an awful game not being made into an awful movie. At least TLoU can stand up on it's narrative and gameplay, contrary to what the uninformed who haven't even played it say.

SporkySpork:

Casual Shinji:
Yeah, just fucking spoil all that goodwill, Naughty Dog. I mean, why leave something perfect the way it is, right?

To say nothing of Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson owning those roles, and who will now be replaced by a couple of C-list actors. I can't fucking wait!

If the idea of a movie that you are capable of ignoring spoils all the goodwill you had for an amazing studio that made a game you love so much, I doubt you respected them much in the first place.

And how do you know the casting decision for the movie already? Seriously, you're taking this way, way too seriously. I'm not a big fan of a movie either, but I'm not ready to burn ND at the stake like most of the people in this thread, Jesus Christ.

You certainly seem to be all over everything I say about this game, don't ya!?

Who says I'm burning Naughty Dog at the stake? I'm just severely dissappointed that they themselves don't feel secure enough in their own field to let this amazing game just be an amazing game, without having to feel the need to turn it into a movie to escape the "game stigma". Yes, I know Sony has the rights to it and Naughty Dog has no say in whether or not it's going to get a movie, but I'd rather they then just ignore it and let it crash and burn far away from them.

And all I need to know about the casting decision is that Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson won't be in it.

Well there is the definition of redundancy if i ever saw one.
The game is basically a movie already, just more interactive and a 10+ running time. I guess there's no stopping this train then; so, who's involved in this

Screen Gems

Recent films produced under the Screen Gems banner include the Resident Evil and Underworld movies, Legion, Priest, Friends With Benefits and the Carrie remake.

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I don't see what the problem is?

Like it or not, movies currently have a much larger audience than video games do: escaping a "game stigma" has nothing to do with wanting to bring your story to a wider audience. Naughty Dog will undoubtedly get a great buck out of it, which they can use to make more great games like The Last of Us. And yeah, it'll probably be worse than the original -- adaptations usually are, because different media have different needs -- but does that really tarnish the original? (Also, as a number of people have joked, The Last of Us is already relatively movie-ish. It'll take the adaptation better than a lot of other games would.)

I just wonder if they'll be brave enough to include that scene from Left Behind. Likely not, given how much they'll have to cut, but I can dream.

Casual Shinji:

SporkySpork:

Casual Shinji:
Yeah, just fucking spoil all that goodwill, Naughty Dog. I mean, why leave something perfect the way it is, right?

To say nothing of Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson owning those roles, and who will now be replaced by a couple of C-list actors. I can't fucking wait!

If the idea of a movie that you are capable of ignoring spoils all the goodwill you had for an amazing studio that made a game you love so much, I doubt you respected them much in the first place.

And how do you know the casting decision for the movie already? Seriously, you're taking this way, way too seriously. I'm not a big fan of a movie either, but I'm not ready to burn ND at the stake like most of the people in this thread, Jesus Christ.

You certainly seem to be all over everything I say about this game, don't ya!?

Who says I'm burning Naughty Dog at the stake? I'm just severely dissappointed that they themselves don't feel secure enough in their own field to let this amazing game just be an amazing game, without having to feel the need to turn it into a movie to escape the "game stigma". Yes, I know Sony has the rights to it and Naughty Dog has no say in whether or not it's going to get a movie, but I'd rather they then just ignore it and let it crash and burn far away from them.

And all I need to know about the casting decision is that Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson won't be in it.

I'm sorry if it seems like I'm stalking you or something. I just follow news on the game and stuff associated with it, and you and I just happen to disagree with some of your opinions, though they're usually worded well, and I can tell that you're passionate about the game.

Who says that video games can't be good movies? I'd rather Naughty Dog make a legitimate effort to ensure the movie is as good as it can possibly be rather than resign to the "video game movies will always suck" mindset. We don't even know what the plot is, and I think we can safely assume that it won't be about Joel and Ellie since they look nothing like the characters.

A side story could work, treading new ground in a different direction than the game in order to preserve it's legacy and whatnot. I know it won't be about Ish because Naughty Dog has stated that they don't want to ruin his mystique with concrete answers, so it's anyone's guess who the movie will be about.

Tanis:
Ellen Page is Ellen Page in Ellen Page Fights Zombies.
???

What about getting Willem Dafoe to play Ellie?

I'd watch that.

SporkySpork:

shtoops:
Wow. I'm really disappointed with this. Why can they make a game like The Last of Us into a movie, yet the can't make a prolific game like Bioshock into a movie? Bioshock is much more deserving of a movie. And I'd rather see a Bioshock: Infinite movie than a Last of Us movie. Ugh. I've never seen a good video game adaptation movie, and this is not a good place to start. We have enough fucking zombie media; we don't need another couple hours of it. Hell, I'd prefer a Pong movie to this.

-Insert Sigh Here- This is not going to work out well. I'm not sure if I've expressed my disappointment well enough though. I AM VERY DISAPOINTED WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT. DID YOU HEAR ME? I AM NOT HAPPY! I just want a Bioshock (Infinite) movie. I'm going to go cry now.

"Do something productive. Stop being yourself":
Shtoops

Bioshock Infinite had a terrible, nonsensical story that has the great honor of completely mucking up the multiple universes theory. That, and the "themes" of racism amounted to cartoonishly over the top villains that were politically correct to avoid actually offending people, and the main racist villain and the downtrodden minority resistance leader ended up being considered equals. And then the entire theme is dropped for the terrible multiple universe theme.

The characters were either unrealistic (Elizabeth, the bubbly Disney princess who was... locked away from society and experimented on all her life) or boring (Booker, the brooding middle-30s white action hero who is an asshole from beginning to end) and I wouldn't imagine people caring about them at all.

At least the stock FPS gameplay would make for good action scenes if a director can skirt around the fact that vigors have no reason to exist in the universe.

So please, don't shed tears over an awful game not being made into an awful movie. At least TLoU can stand up on it's narrative and gameplay, contrary to what the uninformed who haven't even played it say.

>implying your OPINION holds any weight with me whatsoever
>your OPINION hold sany weight?
>mfw concepts try to lift things

But my greentext-esque thing aside, I did play The Last of Us and found the gameplay boring and the whole thing too drawn out. Perhaps you could say the same thing about a lot of games, but you could've cut a few hours of stealthing around the post-apocalypse and nothing would've been lost. Actually, now that I think of it, I could say that about pretty much every game ever made. Except Portal. It's impossible to have too much of "Thinking With Portals".

I do think its a bit weird to call Infinite's plot nonsensical, as its one of those things you won't understand unless you're a Mega-Super-Ultra-Genius. Sarcasm non-withstanding I think Infinite is a bit like the ending to 2001: A Space Odessy. Assuming you're not an uncultured fuckwitt, you'll no doubt know a lot of people had issues with the ending. I happened to like both Infinite and 2001's ending, but that's just me. What I didn't like was the ending to The Last of Us. I realise that this is already something people argue about, but considering the fact the my opinion of the characters had been going downhill steadily throughout the game, it felt really bad to see what happened. The only character I really sympathised with (Ish) wasn't actually in the game, AND was more or less taken from a book called Earth Abides.

I do agree that the villains and the city of Columbia could've been portrayed as a quite a bit more radical and they kind if dropped the ball by not making them more extreme to spark less controversy. Even then I don't even think a message of "racism" was the most important issue raised in the game. Displayed particularly well were:
-the corruption of "the 1%"
-religion (and the importance of the separation of church and state)
-extremism and fanaticism
-nationalism
To name a few.

I'm honestly not really sure what you're saying about Elizabeth. She's not exactly a Disney Princess. Disney Princess's don't generally have gradual character development. Elizabeth develops from a wide-eyed innocent when you first meet her and--as the game progresses--you see her get exposed to more of 'reality' and become a bit more hardened and cold, and eventually rather somber and heavy hearted. Perhaps I didn't describe that very well, and I expect you'll rail on me for that poor summary. So do yourself a favour and prove me wrong or you'll just be making a fool of yourself by proving me right. I'm also unsure of what your issue with her being locked away is. At least, by inserting an elipse I'm assuming you have some issue with that aspect. I've never met anyone who was kept in captivity from infant hood until they were about 18, so if you do, tell me what they're like: we can compare that person to Elizabeth. That is assuming they're a genius with the ability to control the fabric of reality and have been living in a giant statue guarded by a steam-punk giant bird. I'm not sure I'd you caught my sarcasm, but I assure you IT WAS THERE!

I've been typing this on my phone, and I've only responded to about 5/8 of your message, so in just going to stop here. I liked Bioshock: Infinite you didn't. I can understand there are reasons not to like it, but I disagree with most of them (some of your were stupid) but agree with some of them (I acknowledged this earlier). But it doesn't change the fact that I don't want a Last of Us movie and would much prefer a Bioshock 1 movie.

Basically I'm right and your wrong.

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please":
Shtoops

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