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Sam Raimi Talks The Last of Us, Maisie Williams Could Star

From Cinelinx:

We've know that The Last of Us is being turned into a movie, with Sam Raimi guiding the film as a producer, but that's about all we know. Today at SDCC, Sam Raimi took the stage to talk about the upcoming film along with the game and screenwriter for it, Neil Druckmann. One of the more interesting tidbits is that Maisie Williams had been approached for a lead role. (Culture, The Last Of Us)

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AllAboutGaming  +   563d ago
Sam Raimi knows horror. I hope he can keep with the serious tone of the game.
Hellsvacancy  +   562d ago
Sam Raimi knows cheap b-grade comedy horror, not that that's a bad thing, I love the Evil Dead films, you'll know that if you was in my house

The Last Of Us is a SERIOUS story, emotion etc, something Sam Raimi doesn't do in his movies

I personally think this is horrible news, i'd rather it not got made than have Sam Raimi attached
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InTheLab  +   562d ago
Yeah Rami does do emotions but he does them horribly bad. The Spider-Man films comes to mind with Toby McGuire turning on the water works every few moments.

Rami always has an annoying habit of casting friends and family in his movies and those friends and family are terrible actors that we love anyway. Hopefully he takes a hard look at who he chooses for Joel because Bruce Cambell is certainly not up for it and he really shouldn't be in the film at all.

Also, Rami destroyed The sword of Truth so many should question how good he is at adapting serious material.
Venox2008  +   562d ago
did you know that Sam Raimi did american version of the grudge? that one was damn scary
WeAreLegion  +   562d ago
Raimi was just a producer on The Grudge...which was absolutely horrible.
tapaz  +   562d ago
@Hells

and Drag Me To Hell, that too was awesome. I am glad you too are a fan of the slapstick horror genre, and I concur with what you said. Good thing he's a producer (for now at least) and Druckmann is penning the script.
LordMaim  +   562d ago
I like Sam Raimi's films and all, but for different reasons than I like The Last of Us. On the face of it, it might be a "Zombie" movie, but that's not the tone it achieves.

The good news is that it doesn't matter. The Producer doesn't set the tone of anything but the budget. As long as they get a good Director, the movie will be in good shape.
knifefight  +   562d ago
For reference, Maisie Williams is Arya in Game of Thrones.
OttoniBastos  +   562d ago
Oh no! She looks like The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Pillsbury1  +   562d ago
I hope they have a good screenplay with a great plot to match the raw emotion the game evokes.
ajax17  +   562d ago
Screen Gems is the production company. That's not a good sign... they almost always make terrible movies. Too bad it isn't Sony Pictures Classics.
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Hellsvacancy  +   562d ago
It's strange that Sonys Pictures isn't funding this, it's as if they know it's just a cash grab
ajax17  +   562d ago
Screen Gems is owned by Sony. It's a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
Hellsvacancy  +   562d ago
I stand corrected
OUROSMAG  +   562d ago
Chloe Moretz as Ellie

Josh Brolin as Joel
ajax17  +   562d ago
THIS ^^^^^^^^^
WeAreLegion  +   562d ago
But Maisie is so freaking ugly! I won't be able to stop looking at her eyes. They're like fifty miles apart.
theshredded  +   562d ago
I'm petrified of who's playing Joel.
Gerarld Butler or Hugh Jackman would be my picks.The actor should be a tough mofo not a sissy.Bruce Campbell's too old,unfit.Maisie is great imo,I think she'd pull it off.
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vicristion  +   562d ago
I agree Gerarld Butler or Hugh Jackman playing Joel. For Ellie the best I think is right Ashley Johnson.
InTheLab  +   562d ago
Gotta be this guy

http://images.search.yahoo....
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ziggurcat  +   562d ago
sam raimi is making this movie?

dis gon be gud.
psuedo  +   562d ago
Joxer the mighty hes nice and tidy.

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