'The Last of Us' Movie News: 'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Might Star, Will Stay True To The Game? [VIDEO]
Could a Game of Thrones star bring to life one of the most well-received video games of the past few years? It seems like she may get some help from a Spider-Man alumnus as well.
During a Comic-Con panel, director Sam Raimi announced that he would produce an adaptation of the popular Playstation game, The Last of Us.
Neil Druckmann's video game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where an infection has nearly wiped out the human population. Joel is hired to smuggled 14-year-old Ellie out of Boston, which is now a quarantine zone.
But it's the emotional moments between the characters as they traverse the ravaged landscape that elevated the game beyond most post-apocalyptic fare, earning it high praise among critics and fans alike.
During the panel, Druckmann added that he had met with Game of Thrones' Arya Stark herself, Maisie Williams, to play the lead role of Ellie. Williams is best known for her work on the fantasy series where she plays a young girl thrust into a dark world.
According to The Wrap published on Saturday, Raimi assured fans that the movie will stay true to the emotional core of the game. He had announced his involvement in the project back in March, and both men insisted that the film will have a "laser focus" on the relationship between lead characters Joel and Ellie.
Druckmann did reveal that he'd originally pitched a different ending to Raimi, but the producer convinced him to have things play out at least somewhat the same as they did in the video game.