Neil Druckmann, creator of The Last of Us, has confirmed that a movie based on the game will be an adaptation or the original story.
"It’s an adaptation of the story of The Last of Us," Druckmann told IGN at yesterday's BAFTA Game Awards 2014. "As far as where we go and how we make it fit into a film, how it takes into account the unique properties of film... We’re not sure yet. We’re only just scratching the surface."
Rumours of a Last of Us movie first surfaced in December, when Sony trademarked two domain names pertaining to the film. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that the film was being made, with Sam Raimi among its producers, Druckmann writing the script, and Screen Gems to distribute it. Troy Baker, the voice of Joel in the game, has said that he would be interested in reprising that role for the film.