‘The Last Of Us’ Movie Release Date, News And Updates: Officially Cancelled Due To Disagreement Between Sony And Naughty Dog?
Back in April, Sony's movie adaptation of "The Last Of Us" had been reportedly pausedat the studio after displaying little-to-no sign progress in more than a year.
We Got This Covered reporte that currently, according to producer Sam Raimi, development on "The Last of Us" has essentially ground to a halt due to a disagreement between Sony and Naughty Dog, the game developer.
"...right now [The Last of Us] is just sitting there. They don't want to move forward, and it's not my place to say why, and Neil, I think, is in a slight disagreement with them about how things should go so there's a standstill. And I don't have the power to move it," Raimi revealed. However, nothing was confirmed as of now from both parties of the producers.
Screen Gems, a subsidiary of Sony, first unveiled plans to adapt "The Last of Us" to the big screen two years ago, at which point Sam Raimi was confirmed as the film's primary producer. Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann was brought aboard to pen the screenplay.
It was even reported that "Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams was being considered for the key role of Ellie. "The Last Of Us" has won numerous Game of the Year awards and dozens of other. Users play as Joel, a man tasked with escorting a teenage girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States after a fungus caused "zombie" Breakout.
Meanwhile, Sony's live-action rendition of Uncharted is trucking along nicely in development, tapping a director and screenwriter in Shawn Levy and Joe Carnahan, with plans in place to fire up production sometime next year. Levy did not give an estimated release date for the "Uncharted" film, which has been in development for eight years, according to Bloody Disgusting.