There have been blips on the radar concerning Naughty Dog’s popular The Last of Us for about two years now, but no actual concrete news from Hollywood. Maisie Williams was even supposed to star as Ellie at one point for Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures, yet nothing at all. And it looks like it’s still in a phase-state. Neil Druckmann, who worked on the game for Naughty Dog, and wrote the screenplay had this to say:
I know I said in an interview a while back we had a table read, got the script to a good place and it kind of entered development hell like these things tend to do. There hasn’t been any work done on it in over a year and a half.
A mutant Cordyceps virus transforms the people it infects, turning them into cannibalistic monsters, ravaging the entire United States. A man called Joel escorts a young girl across the U.S., who might have a cure for it.