Neil Druckmann, mees, kes oli The Last of Us´i autor ja loovjuht kirjutab hetkel ka The Last of Us filmiadaptatsiooni. Mõni aeg tagasi andis ta intervjuu, mille kohaselt on ta märgatavalt mängu lugu kärpinud, et ligi viieteist tunnine mäng mahuks kahe tunnisesse filmi.
“In two hours you can’t tell the same kind of story that you can in a game like The Last of Us, which is 15 hours”
“I’m in the middle of it now, and it’s been super difficult because there’s so much that happens in The Last of Us – even just in the cinematics – that can’t fit in a film, let alone all the gameplay in-between and dialogue.”
Druckmann andis teada, et film, mis valmib koostöös Spider-Man ja Evil Dead direktori Sam Raimi´ga, säilitab oma kõige olulisema osa. Selleks on Joeli ja Ellie vaheline suhe ja selle areng, erinetakse mängust aga mitmes muus aspektis.
“It almost has this novel quality as far as how much content there is.” “And a film works really well when it’s laser-focused, so the first part of it was like: well, what is this story really about? It’s clearly about Joel and Ellie. What are the most important beats that we can’t lose? Start with those, and cut everything else out.”
“It’s been really difficult to cut certain things out, but what I’m starting to get this is really focused narrative that’s about these two characters. Some parts will be similar to the game and some parts will be quite different, but it’s kind of interesting in helping me understand this other medium and its strengths compared to video games.”