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Submitted by darklordzor 370d ago | news

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  +   370d ago
Sam Raimi knows horror. I hope he can keep with the serious tone of the game.
Hellsvacancy  +   370d 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  +   370d 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  +   370d ago
did you know that Sam Raimi did american version of the grudge? that one was damn scary
WeAreLegion  +   370d ago
Raimi was just a producer on The Grudge...which was absolutely horrible.
tapaz  +   370d 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  +   370d 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  +   370d ago
For reference, Maisie Williams is Arya in Game of Thrones.
OttoniBastos  +   370d ago
Oh no! She looks like The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Pillsbury1  +   370d ago
I hope they have a good screenplay with a great plot to match the raw emotion the game evokes.
ajax17  +   370d 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  +   370d ago
It's strange that Sonys Pictures isn't funding this, it's as if they know it's just a cash grab
ajax17  +   370d ago
Screen Gems is owned by Sony. It's a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
Hellsvacancy  +   370d ago
I stand corrected
OUROSMAG  +   370d ago
Chloe Moretz as Ellie

Josh Brolin as Joel
ajax17  +   370d ago
THIS ^^^^^^^^^
WeAreLegion  +   370d 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  +   370d 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  +   370d ago
I agree Gerarld Butler or Hugh Jackman playing Joel. For Ellie the best I think is right Ashley Johnson.
InTheLab  +   370d ago
Gotta be this guy

http://images.search.yahoo....
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ziggurcat  +   370d ago
sam raimi is making this movie?

dis gon be gud.
psuedo  +   370d ago
Joxer the mighty hes nice and tidy.

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