The Last of Us movie is in ‘development hell’

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Naughty Dog only ‘somewhat involved’ with Uncharted movie, too

Almost a year and a half ago The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann, who was penning the script for the film, was explaining how it would be “pretty faithful” despite “some big changes,” which is fun.

But speaking to IGN, Druckmann explains, “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.”

As for the Uncharted movie, which is planned for a June 30, 2017 release, Druckmann says Naughty Dog is only “somewhat involved.”

“Every once in a while [Sony will] come in and they’ll present to us: here’s the script, here’s what we’re thinking. We’ll tell them what we think works, what we think doesn’t work. That’s where we’re at. Last I heard is they got a new screenwriter, but we haven’t seen anything in a while.” It seems like Naughty Dog and Druckmann’s consultations offer consistent advice: focus on the relationship between Nate, Elena, and Sully.

“If you don’t get that right, I don’t think the film’s going to work,” Druckmann said. “If you get that core right, there’s a chance it could work.”

Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann Offers Updates on Uncharted, Last of Us Movies [IGN]

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