Sam Raimi says he’s nonetheless connected to The Last of Us movie, however manufacturing is at “a standstill”

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Don’t count on The Last of Us movie to hit theaters anytime quickly.


Last we heard on the film, it had “entered development hell,” and it doesn’t appear as if the standing has modified.

Speaking in an interview with IGN, producer Sam Raimi revealed manufacturing has stalled over disagreements between Sony and scriptwriter, Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, over “how things should go.”

“[Sony] have their own plans for it and I think Neil’s plan for it, I’m not trying to be political, Neil’s plan for it is not the same as Sony’s,” mentioned Raimi. “And because my company doesn’t have the rights, I actually can’t help him too much.”

Raimi mentioned despite the fact that he is among the movie’s producers, he isn’t certain what Sony and Druckmann will resolve on.

“If they do move forward I’d love to help them again,” he continued. “Right now it’s 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 [Sony] about how things should go so there’s a standstill.”

In January 2015, the script for The Last of Us was mentioned to be coming alongside “really well”, however by April of this yr, Druckmann mentioned there hadn’t been “any work done” on the movie adaptation in properly over a yr.

Actors had accomplished a desk learn via of the script’s draft, and whereas forged members have been by no means confirmed or hinted at, Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams was suggested for the character Ellie, and Williams mentioned herself she would be very interested in part.

Sony introduced in 2014 that Raimi’s Screen Gems was connected to the The Last of Us movie adaptation.