The Last of Us movie to be faithful to the game

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Director of the game and writer of the movie Neil Druckmann has spoken about the big screen adaptation's progress.

The live-action movie adaptation of developer Naughty Dog's The Last of Us will be "pretty faithful to the game," said writer Neil Druckmann.

Druckmann directed the game and is working with Sony to write the movie.

An interview with Game Informer (via GameSpot) asked Druckmann about the movie, specifically regarding how faithful it will be to the game. "Pretty faithful to the game. There are some big changes, but the tone and what the story's trying to say is pretty faithful to the game," he replied.

The second draft of the movie's script has already been finished, and it's progressing "really well," said Druckmann. He added that the production team have done a table read with "a bunch of actors," but didn't mention if Maisie Williams was amongst them. Williams has previously said Druckmann and producer Sam Raimi had met with her about playing Ellie in the movie. There is no word on who is up for the role of Joel, or other characters, yet.

Druckmann was also asked about how he is dividing his time between working on The Last of Us movie and the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief's End which developer Naughty Dog is making. "When I'm in the office, it's all Uncharted 4 all the time," he responded. "When I should be sleeping, it's the Uncharted movie." A correction from the interviewer prompted "Yeah, sorry, The Last of Us movie."

Although an Uncharted movie is being made Druckmann said he is not writing it.

I first tried The Last of Us late last year, and you can read my first experiences with the game over here, along with what I thought after I had finished it.

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