The Last of Us was one of 2013’s most noteworthy – and successful – games, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it will soon be making a transition to the big-screen.

Deadline Hollywood has reported that Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems division has opted to make a “live-action adaptation” of the hit PS3 game, with Neil Druckmann, its creative director, stepping on board to write the screenplay. In addition, Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, co-presidents of Naughty Dog, will join the project as creative architects, alongside the game’s director, Bruce Straley. The production is a partnership with Ghost House Pictures, alongside producer Sam Raimi (the original Spider-Man trilogy, Oz: The Great and Powerful).

“Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it. When I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community and that Neil Druckmann must write the screenplay. I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. And Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision,” said Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper.

There’s no word yet on a release date or casting, but it’ll be interesting to see the team recapture the game’s sheer tension in a movie format.

The Last of Us is available now for PlayStation 3.

Source: Deadline Hollywood