Sony registers The Last of Us movie domains

Sony Pictures registers domain names suggesting film adaptation of Naughty Dog's postapocalyptic PlayStation 3 game may be in the works.

Sony has registered a pair of domain names that suggest a film adaptation of Naughty Dog's celebrated PlayStation 3 post apocalyptic action game The Last of Us may be in the works.

On November 25, Sony Pictures registered the domains TheLastOfUsMovie.net and TheLastOfUs-Movie.com through brand protection agency MarkMonitor.

Sony has not announced a film based on The Last of Us. Though a film adaptation of the game might seem appropriate given its character-driven nature, it is possible that Sony registered the domain names simply to protect its brand.

The Last of Us has shipped 3.4 million copies since its launch in June exclusively on PS3. The game's first story-based expansion--called Left Behind--releases in early 2014.

The Last of Us is not the first Naughty Dog franchise eyed for the big-screen. A film based on the Uncharted series has been in the works for years. Most recently, Superbad and Pineapple Express writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg said Sony is "constantly" asking them to work on the film. The status of that film, which at one time had The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell attached, is unknown.

For more on The Last of Us, check out GameSpot's review.

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LonelyHippie27
LonelyHippie27

I was thinking this the whole time I was playing. They HAVE to get Josh Brolin to play Joel. I don't think anyone else would fit the bill

Laura Dambron
Laura Dambron

Why not . . But i want veeeeery good actors like Gerard Butler for Joel and Ellie . . Huuum Chloe Moretz looks good .

Michial A Gueffroy
Michial A Gueffroy

Oh great a movie based on a video game that is based on the idea from a movie based on a book. I shake my head and marvel at the brilliance.

Leon Van der Zeiden
Leon Van der Zeiden

Make a movie based off video games but let video game writers write the story.

Aleksander Zawadzki
Aleksander Zawadzki

Dont ruin a game with a movie...more like dont waste money that can be used for a game on a movier

Pierre-Luc Rancourt
Pierre-Luc Rancourt

everyone should remember Super Mario Bros, Doom, RE, Tekken and Dead Or Alive as huge fail

Ronnie Lee Cooper
Ronnie Lee Cooper

I have a feeling I can trust this movie adaption. Who knows? If this happens, it might be the first legitimate video game movie that critics actually like.

Pierre-Luc Rancourt
Pierre-Luc Rancourt

a CG movie would be good, Capcom did some CG movies of RE and they are way better than the live action movies. and at the same time ... another zombie something ... I hope this fad will end soon like the vampyr fad died quite fast.

Dan Ex
Dan Ex

More like end of 2014 or later, they will start promotion at least year before.

Matias Saavedra
Matias Saavedra

Why do they need to make a movie about a game that was released not long ago, and by itself relates a good history in an amazing way? Make another game instead

Jev Renton
Jev Renton

because movie adaptations of games are always a success right?

David Chang
David Chang

Sure it has linear storytelling, but the thing about the game is that it breaks normal conventional narrative in its transition between gameplay and cutscene... A film would can't grasp that, they might as well just write a book adaptation on it.

Ak Diesel
Ak Diesel

up until now I still took it that..there's gonna be a Fallout4 anytime later this upcoming year...

Rok Gašparič
Rok Gašparič

it's not bethesda that's working on TES: online, they outsourced :P

Warful
Warful

Nathan Fillion was happy to play Nathan Drake. They chose Mark Wahlberg.
Gerard Butler could do Joel. They'll choose Matt Damon - Uncharted is fucked over with Mark Wahlberg, so I am guessing they'll fuck this one up too.

Anthony Baggies Brockhurst
Anthony Baggies Brockhurst

Instead of a movie do a series, maybe once the people who do The Walking Dead have finished they should have a go at it. Can't go into much depth with a film but a series they could do afew episodes of Joel when he was with his brother and then build up to when he meets Ellie.

Marco Santana
Marco Santana

Great another zombie movie.... Only zombie movie I now would be interested in is " Marvel Zombies "

Paul Pope
Paul Pope

Uncharted: The Movie first please!

Red Lagoon
Red Lagoon

LOL!!! This kind of games usually fails when they are transformed. The only one who made real money was RE series... others just got -at least- their money back!

Vee Ay
Vee Ay

The gameplay got kind of old towards the end and i just wanted to see the resolution. A movie would be great!

David Nobili
David Nobili

Maybe they'll actually use the real Ellen Page for this version.

Dan Offerdahl
Dan Offerdahl

the game was pretty boring, it doesn't need a movie.

Thomas Cradden
Thomas Cradden

I bet they are currently working on Fallout, they're probably just keeping it secret for now

Steve Daley
Steve Daley

So true. The only decent one was the first Mortal Kombat movie, that stayed almost true to the game and had fairly good actors.

Farhan Khan
Farhan Khan

it'd be better as a high budget mini series

Steve Daley
Steve Daley

It'll suck just like most Game-to-movie films do...

Herb Clare
Herb Clare

Just make another game, forget a movie.

Alexander Scott
Alexander Scott

Damn, Fallout is the only franchise I care about form them. I hope they start on one soon.

Jay Blueridge Sumilhig
Jay Blueridge Sumilhig

Bethesda is busy on the other games ... and they have too many upcoming games for next year.. like Evil Within

Brad Hilton
Brad Hilton

The "Survivor 2299" website's been revealed as a fake. There's no Fallout 4 unfortunately...

Alexander Scott
Alexander Scott

Someone registered a domain name and gave several convincing clues to a Boston based Fallout 4 in the next gen. Turned out to be a huge joke.