Last week during Comic Con in San Diego, director and producer Sam Raimi announced that the zombie survival horror game “The Last of Us” will be made into a film. Raimi, 54, was the force behind TV series “Legend of the Seeker” and horror movie “The Grudge.” During the panel on Friday, he discussed the movie alongside “The Last of Us” writer Neil Druckman.
“It’s gonna be a great character journey, a great love story and great horror fiction,” Raimi said.
Now that we know the film is actually going to be made, it’s time to weigh in on who we think should play the game’s primary protagonists, Joel and Ellie.
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Joel is a single father who must travel across a post-apocalyptic America in 2033 to protect a teenage girl named Ellie. He must deliver her to a resistance group called the Fireflies, who believe she may be vital to curing the zombie-like infection that has destroyed the planet. Last week, many fans of the game weighed in on the best choices for the characters – some suggesting “X-Men” star Hugh Jackman for Joel and Chloe Grace Moretz for Ellie.
Check out the polls below and let us know who would be perfect for the parts of Joel and Ellie – don’t forget to share with your friends! Leave a comment if you have other suggestions.
“The Last of Us” launched for the PlayStation 3 on June 13 last year and on June 20 in Japan. The survival horror title sold more than 1.3 million units during its first week and as of July, has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.
Naughty Dog worked on the title in secret for two years after completing 2009’s “Uncharted 2.” The game was teased before the Spike Video Game Awards in November 2011 and was publicly shown in a gameplay demo at E3 2012.
After its release, the game received critical praise, earning a 95.04 percent on GameRankings. “Because the game spent so much time convincing me to care about these characters, its emotional high notes were even more effective, and its many sad scenes even more devastating,” Polygon said. GameSpot also called the music and sound design "exceptional.”