Page 2 - Why 'The Last Of Us' Movie Will Succeed
Main characters Joel and Ellie in 'The Last of Us'
Williams, who currently has a role on Game of Thrones, was met with applause when mentioned as being in the running for Ellie, but while she'd be a good fit, the door is wide open for plenty of other starlets. For instance, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld could easily play the part of the 14 year old character. The one actress you can rule out? Ellen Page. Not only because she's too old, but she wasn't very pleased with the game when the first images of Ellie appeared, and happened to look just like her. Of course, a role that's just as important is the other lead character, Joel. Both Josh Brolin and Hugh Jackman suit the looks of the character, but some fans were lobbying for the casting of Bruce Campbell - the star of the original Evil Dead trilogy and upcoming television adaptation. Raimi says it's unlikely he gets the part, but that he'll definitely get a spot in the film.
Making a movie for The Last of Us is going to be a tough task - there's no doubt about it. Social media opinions are already sounding off for it to not even be made at all. However, there's a lot of potential here, and it seems like Druckmann and Raimi are both dead set on delivering a film that captures the true essence of what The Last of Us brings as a video game. The problem with video game movies is that, too often, they're only treated as a quick cash in from the name. The fact that the people behind the movie genuinely seem like fans, and not just businessmen, lead us to believe that - for now - this movie can only improve upon The Last of Us' legacy.