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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.

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metalsonar713845d ago (Edited 845d 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.

NewMonday845d 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.

metalsonar713845d ago

"tLoU game was already scripted like a movie, so he wouldn't need to do much work."

you cannot be this naive....

NewMonday845d ago

can you tell me in what way exactly? or is that just a personal attack?

KendrickLamar844d 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.

MrSwankSinatra845d 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.

Raf1k1845d 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.

mochachino844d 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.

CharlesSwann844d ago

The game is very close to a movie already. Imagine it would be an easy make having a blue print like that.

JohnApocalypse844d 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

ThichQuangDuck844d 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.

OrangePowerz844d ago (Edited 844d 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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