'The Last of Us' heading to big screen, Sam Raimi to produce

By Kyle Johnson,

Sam Raimi announced on Friday at Comic-Con that he is helping to bring the critically acclaimed Playstation 3 video game The Last of Us to the big screen.

Raimi will not direct, but he will produce, while the game's director and writer Neil Druckmann is on board to adapt the post-apocalyptic game for film, the Associated Press reports. No director or cast were revealed during the announcement.

According to Deadline, Screen Gems has given Druckmann creative control for an adaptation of his creation.

Raimi offered little concrete details about plans for the film, simply noting, "It's gonna be a great character journey, a great love story, and great horror fiction."

The Last of Us is not the only project for Raimi, as it was revealed in June that he is also adapting The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.

Again, he is on board to produce, but he might also end up directing, though it hasn't been confirmed. At the moment, he is helping to develop the script, which Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson are currently adapting.

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