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Submitted by jbl316 704d ago | opinion piece

Can Neil Druckmann Make The Last of Us Movie Not Suck?

It has been reported that a The Last of Us movie will be in production. The best news to come out of the announcement is that Naughty Dog’s own Neil Druckmann will pen the script. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

metalsonar713  +   704d ago
it might surprise you guys writing and directing movies is a completely different ball game than writing and directing a game.

you can have the best script, does not mean very much if the director cant successfully take whats on page into live action.

gameplay fills in the gap for allot of weak story elements in video games.
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NewMonday  +   704d ago
tLoU game was already scripted like a movie, so he wouldn't need to do much work.

the only issue is that the story in the game is long with many people and turning points in the characterization, full parts would need to be cut short or completely off. the ideal situation is to make a TV mini series but I don't see that happening.

I would struggle to pick something to cut from the story, I feel that every character played a part in influencing the lives of Joel and Ellie and the story wouldn't be the same without them.
metalsonar713  +   704d ago
"tLoU game was already scripted like a movie, so he wouldn't need to do much work."

you cannot be this naive....
NewMonday  +   704d ago
can you tell me in what way exactly? or is that just a personal attack?
KendrickLamar  +   703d ago
I don't want them to make a movie based on this game.
Maybe an Uncharted movie, but please, heavens no, not a movie off of this masterpiece, I have an incredibly strong feeling it will be bad (but that's just my opinion, please respect it).

I loved TLOU, it made me cry and have strong emotions for video game characters, I feel like I won't have that same feeling with the movie.
MrSwankSinatra  +   704d ago
Honestly they should have just made a TV series based on TLoU, because you can't fit a game as long as the last of us into a 1 to 2 hour movie, just isn't happening.
Raf1k1  +   704d ago
I agree but it's likely not going to be a copy paste job of the game story into movie. It'll end up being more like a re-telling of the story in live action.
mochachino  +   704d ago
Totally agree.

The best TV shows are infinitely better than most of the best movies IMO. There's just so much more room to develop the plot and characters.
CharlesSwann  +   704d ago
The game is very close to a movie already. Imagine it would be an easy make having a blue print like that.
JohnApocalypse  +   704d ago
Why not have the people who made it work on the movie? Frank Miller was heavily involved with the Sin City movie and people like that
ThichQuangDuck  +   704d ago
Ready Player One will be doing the same. It is really quite often the only way I want another medium adapted into film whether it be book, game or graphic novels. The original author has to be involved in moving it to another medium because they know the source material.
OrangePowerz  +   704d ago
While the game is cinematic, there are some problems. A movie is only 2 hours long and games often have a lot more narative in them and not all is cutscenes. Games have more explanations and background and side stories because they are not limited to those 2 hours and can have extra story via audio logs or notes that can be read.

They are also great because people have their own experiences when they play them. I finished the levels in TLoU differently compared to my friends and in the end that makes it more personal.
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Hardtarget  +   704d ago
TLOS doesnt need a movie, it needs a great game sequel.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   704d ago
^ That.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   704d ago
Just because a game is story-driven doesn't mean it will necessarily make a good movie. I for one don't want it to happen even if I believe it's one of the greatest video game ever made.
curtis92  +   704d ago
I just don't see the point of this movie. It's target audience is obviously the people who played the game... but the game is so cinematic and SO well done (visuals, story, acting etc) that a movie just seems like a waste. I mean the game is practically a movie within a game already.
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PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   704d ago
I'm not even worried about it because it won't come out just like the Uncharted, BioShock, Halo , and Gears of War movies.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   704d ago
It needs Nicholas Cage and Matt Daimon to have any hope...of being.....
wls1012  +   704d ago
this dude needs to get his ass to work on uncharted,fuck the movies
WeAreLegion  +   704d ago
I still don't get why it's being made. Some games warrant films. The Last of Us speaks for itself.
rastapau19  +   704d ago
fingers cross
Longshot28  +   703d ago
If you watch the documentary they did about The last of us, you'll see just how on top of his shit this guy is.

I don't think he'll let them screw it up.
shammgod  +   703d ago
No. Hollywood will cast the same sub par Hollywood asshole stars with the same Hollywood plot twists. Throw a love interest in there with the same Hollywood actress and rate it pg13. No thanks
Hardtarget  +   703d ago
Neil Druckmann! You are a wonderful writer, dont go Hollywood please! This idea is even worse than a typical movie remake. (Yeah its that bad) We dont need a movie, we dont want a movie. We want a hardcore GAME sequel. Some TLOS fans made a fan made movie showing how idiotic and awful a film would be. Lets separate ourselves from idiot Hollywood that nobody cares about.

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