Envisioning The Last of Us as a Feature Film

Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead.

The Man Cave Cinema writes; Last month, we were bestowed an impressive and gritty cinematic zombie experience. No, it wasn't World War Z. It was The Last of Us. A rare game that was both critically and commercially acclaimed, The Last of Us possesses that elusive combination of a compelling story, compelling characters and compelling gameplay.

It also draws some of its inspiration from the film world, and even though the film version of Naughty Dog's other hit franchise, Uncharted, has been languishing in development for some time, it's not a stretch to imagine that things will one day come full circle for The Last Of Us. But to do it justice as a film would require that elusive combination of the right director, the right cast and the right screenwriter.

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ShugaCane1775d ago

But there's already a movie adaptation. It's called Children of Men. A movie about a man protecting a girl in a ravaged world. The Fishes pretty much act as the Fireflies, and the different gangs could easily be called the Hunters. There are no infected, but without spoiling too much the plot have many similarities with that of the game. Awesome movie. You should watch it if you haven't already. Alfonso Cuaron (the director) is a genious. Some camera work in this movie will leave you speechless.

wenaldy1774d ago

I love cinematography aspect in this film. Long track camera is the best part (car scene, birth scene and uprising scene).

Eiffel1774d ago

There's also The Road.

Valkyre1774d ago (Edited 1774d ago )

Problem is that The Last of US's final 2 hours are a testament that it makes it completely different than both Children of Men and The Road and pretty much antyhing else out there.

And the cool thing is that The Last of Us's final moments work ONLY in the medium of videogames...

You cant really portray that on film or book... it has to be interactive when


you start shooting at the fireflies , murdering doctors and their leader who are actually trying to save humanity...

You are there suddenly, controling a "hero" and you are forced to do things you are not exactly sure you agree with. No film can do that, no book. Its different watching someone do things you question about, and controling him while he does them. Its an experience only videogames can provide.

And that is why The Last of Us cannot work as a film... that is why it is so brilliant, such a masterpiece.

Yes the game has a lot of influence from those 2 films (and the creators not only admitted it but actually put in some easter eggs to give their respects), but at the same time it uses all of those things, and actually turns everything around in its final moments.

its in those final moments that this game becomes unique, that your actions are not the ones you expected them to be, it is a very deep and emotional game that makes sense because of those final moments.

A masterpiece really and as I said, I dont want it to become a film. It cannot give you the same experience, not even in the slightest.

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GribbleGrunger1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

I agree, Children of Men is a wonderful film. I've seen it three times.

Inception1774d ago

Don't forget to watch The Road. The movie also wonderfull and ND also said they got inspired by The Road.

GribbleGrunger1774d ago

Got it on Blu-ray. Watched that three times too. :)

Thatguy-3101775d ago

Won't be surprised if it get's made into a feature film. God I just love the story of Joel and Ellie. I'm really hoping for a sequel.

WooHooAlex1774d ago

Hugh Jackman or Joel Edgerton for Joel

Dunpeal1774d ago

I get that people love this game. I love this game, but I don't see the need for a movie. I mean the game played exactly like a movie that pulled me along for the ride. I don't feel the need to relive the experience through live action.

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