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Maisie Williams may star in The Last of Us for producer Sam Raimi

07.25.2014

While Sam Raimi has emphatically announced to crowds at Comic Con that he will not be directing the feature film adaptation of THE LAST OF US, he did let us know that as producer he has met with GAME OF THRONES actress Maisie Williams for the lead role. Raimi also hinted that fan favorite Bruce Campbell may have a role in the film as well. Nothing specific was revealed as to who may be taking the directing duties on the video game adaptation, but stay tuned for more news.

Back in March we first heard of Raimi's involvement with THE LAST OF US and now we can put to rest having the iconic director returning to the world of the living dead. But, Raimi did let loose that he and Bruce Campbell are working on a TV series based on THE EVIL DEAD. Whether this will be in lieu of another big screen sequel or in addition to, Campbell's involvement makes it instantly cooler.

THE LAST OF US creator Neil Druckmann is currently writing the screenplay. According to sources, Druckmann has full creative control over the project, including casting and directing choices. Williams would make a fine choice to play Ellie with some naming Hugh Jackman or Josh Brolin as ideal for the other lead, Joel.

We will bring you more from SDCC as this develops.

Source: JoBlo.com

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3:38PM on 07/26/2014
If this movie turns out even half as good as the game was, it'll be a hit. The problem lies in taking a fairly long chapter style game that excels at pulling you in both through the story and fantastic gameplay and transforming it into a 90-150 minute movie without the appeal and connection achieved through controlling the characters. Still one of my favorite games of all time, hands down.
If this movie turns out even half as good as the game was, it'll be a hit. The problem lies in taking a fairly long chapter style game that excels at pulling you in both through the story and fantastic gameplay and transforming it into a 90-150 minute movie without the appeal and connection achieved through controlling the characters. Still one of my favorite games of all time, hands down.
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11:07AM on 07/26/2014
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would make a great Joel. Even though it would be a little weird seeing Jamie Lannister caring for Arya Stark.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would make a great Joel. Even though it would be a little weird seeing Jamie Lannister caring for Arya Stark.
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3:46AM on 07/26/2014
Arya is the best. I could see Clooney as Joel too
Arya is the best. I could see Clooney as Joel too
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7:47PM on 07/25/2014
Should just get Ellen Paige
Should just get Ellen Paige
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6:08PM on 07/25/2014
Great news. A badass part for a great actress, if it's true.
Great news. A badass part for a great actress, if it's true.
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4:32PM on 07/25/2014
...maybe it'll work if they rewrite her character to be more stabby? :P
...maybe it'll work if they rewrite her character to be more stabby? :P
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6:08PM on 07/25/2014
I don't know, Ellie spends like half of her screen time stabbing fools in the neck and back.
I don't know, Ellie spends like half of her screen time stabbing fools in the neck and back.
4:09PM on 07/25/2014

She's ok

But for Joel I agree with everyone Hugh Jackman. I also think Jeff Bridges might be good as well. Take a look at the poster for The Giver, he already looks the part.

Lastly... Terrific game. Can't recommend it enough, one of the best games I've ever played.
But for Joel I agree with everyone Hugh Jackman. I also think Jeff Bridges might be good as well. Take a look at the poster for The Giver, he already looks the part.

Lastly... Terrific game. Can't recommend it enough, one of the best games I've ever played.
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3:34PM on 07/25/2014

While I'm happy for her, if it happens.

I don't really think I could believe her playing a helpless little kid right now.
I don't really think I could believe her playing a helpless little kid right now.
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3:23PM on 07/25/2014

This is such a special game

I'm just not sure how excited I am for a film version. Part of the awesomeness that is Last of Us was the interactive nature of it and having a role in its world, aside of course, from the truly beautiful story and acting.
I'm just not sure how excited I am for a film version. Part of the awesomeness that is Last of Us was the interactive nature of it and having a role in its world, aside of course, from the truly beautiful story and acting.
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3:22PM on 07/25/2014

Maisie Williams?? Really? NO!

Jackman and Page!!!
Jackman and Page!!!
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3:29PM on 07/25/2014
Last I checked Ellen Page is like 30, not 16 lol...
Last I checked Ellen Page is like 30, not 16 lol...
3:29PM on 07/25/2014
Jackman for sure though!
Jackman for sure though!
3:57PM on 07/25/2014
Considering Page accused The Last of Us of ripping of her likeness, I don't see it happening.
Considering Page accused The Last of Us of ripping of her likeness, I don't see it happening.
4:10PM on 07/25/2014
haha i know i just remembered the age, haha suspension of disbelieeeeeef lol
haha i know i just remembered the age, haha suspension of disbelieeeeeef lol
3:18PM on 07/25/2014
Practical effects please. I'm not sure of a film adaptation of one of my favorite games of all time, but at least it's in Raimi's ball park.
Practical effects please. I'm not sure of a film adaptation of one of my favorite games of all time, but at least it's in Raimi's ball park.
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3:16PM on 07/25/2014

solid choice...

but come on, Hugh Jackman as Joel! Please Raimi!! Just watch Prisoners
but come on, Hugh Jackman as Joel! Please Raimi!! Just watch Prisoners
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3:19PM on 07/25/2014
Oh my god! I completely agree with you Cochise! Jackman would be perfect.
Oh my god! I completely agree with you Cochise! Jackman would be perfect.
7:12PM on 07/25/2014
Yeah...it helped that Prisoners was one of the first movies I saw after finishing The Last of Us
Yeah...it helped that Prisoners was one of the first movies I saw after finishing The Last of Us
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