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THE LAST OF US: Sam Raimi Discusses Video Game Adaptation

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Sam Raimi Talks About Issues Surrounding The Last Of Us

Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi opened up about some of the development troubles facing The Last of Us.

Attached to the video game adaptation as a producer, Raimi will collaborate with the game’s director Neil Druckmann on the film. The latter is slated to pen a script for the upcoming film.

According to Raimi, the main issue the production faces is the question of who has the final say on what direction the movie takes:

“When we went to Neil with Ghost House Pictures. We were hoping to get the rights like we do any project and then we’d take it out and sell it, but we’d control the rights. With this one he went to Sony — who I have a very good relationship with — but they 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. And because my company doesn’t have the rights, I actually can’t help him too much. Even though I’m one of the producers on it the way he set it up, he sold his rights to Sony, Sony hired me as a producer by chance, and I can’t get the rights free for him so I’m not in the driver’s seat and I can’t tell you what Sony and Neil together will decide on. If they do move forward, I’d love to help them again.”

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