‘The Last of Us’ and ‘Uncharted’ Game Director Provides Update on Film Adaptations

By April 6, 2016

Despite many failed attempts, it’s looking more and more like video game adaptations are the next wave to hit movie studios with Warcraft on the way this summer and Assassins Creed set for a winter release this year as well. Two video game adaptations that have been in development for quite some time in Hollywood though are The Last of Us and Uncharted, though not much has been heard from both projects in quite a bit. 

While recently speaking with IGN as well, Uncharted 4 game director Neil Druckmann gave some sobering news on the state of the film adaptations. 

On Uncharted:

“Every once in a while they’ll 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.”

On The Last of Us:

“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.”

Even more than Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed even, both The Last of Us and Uncharted seem like games that could very easily be translated onto the big screen, thanks in large part to their already incredibly cinematic qualities. With several adaptations in the pipe line though right now, it is possible that studios are waiting to see how those are received before pushing forward with these two, which means that fans may not want to lose all hope for a Last of Us film… just yet anyways.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is set of release on May 10th.

Nation, what do you think about the state of video game films? Are we do for a comic book like explosion or is too early to tell? Sound off below and keep it locked here to GeekNation for all your video game news.

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