While Sony Pictures has not yet confirmed anything, they have registered a couple of domain names for a big screen adaptation of their hit PS3 exclusive video game The Last of Us.
On November 25, thelastofus-movie.com and thelastofusmovie.net were both registered by Sony's online brand protection agency Mark Monitor. This does not necessarily mean they are moving forward on a feature, and there is no word on when this could even happen. Right now, it looks like Sony is just protecting itself for any future movie plans.
Here is the trailer for the video game launch.
The story of The Last of Us follows, Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, who lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. These walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what's left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price. Joel is asked by a dying friend to look after Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl with courage beyond her years. What starts out as a simple job to deliver Ellie to another Quarantine Zone, soon transforms into a profound journey that will forever change Joel and Ellie. As they trek across a post-pandemic United States, Joel and Ellie will encounter different factions of survivors that have each found a unique way of dealing with the infected humans, the lack of supplies, and the threat of other survivors. As Joel and Ellie struggle to persevere, they must learn to trust each other and work together in order to survive the realities of this new world. At its core, The Last of Us is about the bond that forms between Joel and Ellie - it is the story of love, loyalty, and redemption.
Voice actor Troy Baker portrays Joel in the video game, while Growing Pains' Ashley Johnson provides the voice for Ellie, a character designed to look like Ellen Page. Both actresses are too old to play Ellie in the movie adaptation, if and when it does happen.