Groan, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Movie Is Just a Retelling of the Game's Story
Posted by Kell Andersen
In news that makes absolutely no sense at all, prolific Naughty Dog penman Neil Druckmann has revealed that the recently announced cinematic adaptation of The Last of Us is actually just a straight retelling of the story told in the main game. "It’s an adaptation of the story of The Last of Us," the staffer stated. "As far as where we go and how we make it fit into a film, how it takes into account the unique properties of film, we’re not sure yet. We’re only just scratching the surface."
On the one hand, this means that Druckmann definitely won't have to waste any potential sequel ideas on a frivolous filmic endeavour. But at the same time, we don't really see any point or value in cynically transferring a story to the silver screen when its interactive equivalent already does such a good job.
Some of the most powerful moments in the terrifyingly tense game were those that made effective use of the elements that are unique to video games as a medium, and we just can't see those scenes having as much impact when viewed through the lens of a camera. Then again, perhaps we're just being a bit grouchy. Are you similarly confused at this stymieing head-scratcher of a story, or do you think that a straight adaptation makes perfect sense? Sneak about in the comments section below.