The movie adaptation of The Last of Us has just seen the completion of its second draft script, according to its writer.
lets hope this doesnt suck like all the other game to movie attempts we've had.
I can't get excited for this movie considering it's suppose to be game's story all over again.
I really don't know how to feel about this movie adaptation... why is that though?
I felt the same way, and thought about it at length. Here's what I got: The AUDIENCE should not exist. Think about it...theoretically, the only people who would WANT a movie are those who are not gamers(but who heard about the awesome) or those who are not good ENOUGH gamers to have gone through the story, but want to be able to experience the same things as if they HAD. But it is impossible for either group to be sated, because the essence of the awesome is married to the interactive nature of the work. You can't WATCH a playthrough on Youtube or see a movie adaptation and expect to feel/experience ANYTHING close to what you would if you played it. Because YOU are never carrying a wounded Sara; giving Ellie a high-five or leaving her hanging; or truly feeling the weight of her responsibility as she lured David's men away from a sick Joel. To be felt and understood as purely as possible, it must be experienced in its original medium, the one for which it was made. TLDR: because it is philosophically impossible for the movie to be a better experience than the game.
@Conzul, I think you've nailed it. Add to the fact that Watching a movie, with people who aren't Joel or Ellie (but who are just actors posing as Joel and Ellie), will also make the experience... wierd.
It is always better to follow the source material than make your own story. Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Mortal Kombat etc all turned out well because they did. Remember the Dragonball movie, that is an example of making your own story... it sucked.
Well it is not the same exact story over again, Neil Druckmann confirmed it will have the same tone and mood but there will be some big changes watch the second video here http://www.gameinformer.com... he even let an Uncharted movie in the works slip
@mrjam0 I feel the same way...the game will be far better than any movie adaptation, much the way a book is almost always better than the movie version of that book. But if it's good, maybe it will turn more people on to the game, and the developer.
Which begs the question: Why not just play the game?
id rather watch someone else play the game than just play the game myself at this point.
Back in the day, Metal Gear Solid 3 was released in a limited edition and on one of the bonus disks was basically just a recording of a play through of the game done perfectly. I can't believe I actually watched the whole thing. I guess nowadays we have Let's Plays. It is a very watchable game, though.
my problem is that i had the game on ps3, didnt get far at all. bought the game for my ps4, and didnt get much further. its too damn stressful to get through for me. id rather watch someone play it so i can at least experience it. :-( i cant wait for the movie.
Because the movie is always better. http://ia.media-imdb.com/im... ok maybe not! I would love anything TLOU related, who knows maybe they change the ending?
There are billions of people that haven't and won't play the game. But many of those might go see a movie based on this game.
Maybe to bring the story to a different audience who aren't gamers. idk
I really don't get the point of this... The game did an excellent job of telling its story. Why do we need a movie when we can just go through the game? EDIT: @bennissimo - Lol, we posted that at the same time.
A movie could expand more on where the game maybe couldn't have. The game is an excellent job of story telling and a well written movie can as well. A lot of the space where gameplay is like gun fights or sneaking around creepers happens a lot where a movie could more gloss around those to get in more character development. Obviously we aren't going to watch story segment, five minute gun fight, story segment, five minute gun fight over and over. It's an opportunity to bring out more story, really show what a game can't. Game is still amazing so I will be open minded about this.
Posted this before but They will roll a teaser for; The Last of Us 2 after the credits. Can't wait, I love anything TLOU related. I carry a Firefly pendant on my keychain! Platinumed it on PS3. Love it.
If only SotC movie's production progressed this well....
If only The Last Guardian progressed this well...
Im willing to bet that TLG is going along way better than the SotC movie. Last thing I heard about the movie was that the director (who apparently was a fan of Ico/SotC) was switched.
My greatest worry is that it's too faithful to the game. Game films like the Last of Us are doomed to a rock and a hard place – they can't compromise the game by over-indulding in its creative liberties, but it can't stray too far from it to justify its existence. Honestly, The Last of Us had good enough graphics that it might not even need live actors. Just polish the graphics up a bit more, eliminate the HUD, and release its cutscenes with some gameplay clips in theaters and you have your movie.
I was really hoping they'd tell a different story. The games narrative was done so good that a retread of it just seems redundant. I was hoping they'd tell the story of Ish from his letters in the sewers. At least then it could've existed in the same universe and added more to the game. It would've made players feel completely different about the sewer level the next time they played it, especially if ND decides not to do a sequel. I'll still be there day one to watch it, but it'll be more curiosity than excitement that drives me there.
You don't need a film from this the acting was great enough that was the point of this game lol
Let the man do his work.
Not heard news on this for a while, glad it's finished for the 2nd time and hopefully the last. Go on Druckman, Gillian Flynn their asses!!!
Waiting with positive anticipation for The Last of Us movie adaptation.
i hope to see more places like Pittsburgh on the movie the feel of devasted and abandonned civilization is awesome there my sincerely opinion is: they should keep the prologue extended, do not jump to 20 years later lets see how joel deal with this new world before become an anti-hero, this is a risky thing... but at same time amazing to see how humanity and civilization collapsed to this state. We get clues about how things have been happend with joel and ellies talks, its enough for the game, but speaking of a movie, get this on was my best bet.
So the most important question I have is who's gonna play Joel & Ellie? Any idea?
Completely uninterested in a live action movie of this game. However if it's a CGI movie of events else where in the TLOU universe then I would be all in.
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