Sony Pictures has registered two very specific domain names that could hint at the idea of a feature film based around Naughty Dog’s PS3 epic The Last of Us.
Older rugged man, younger streetwise girl, teaming up to survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with fungus zombies? Sounds like the perfect formula for a blockbuster Hollywood movie, and Sony Pictures may be thinking the same thing.
On November 25th, the company—through brand protection agency MarkMonitor—registered these two URLs: thelastofus-movie.com and thelastofusmovie.net.
Now, on the “this could be happening” side, this move comes from Sony Pictures, not Sony Computer Entertainment. In my admittedly amateur knowledge of how the movie industry works, that makes me feel like this is less about Sony simply snapping up the URLs just in case there were ever plans for a movie, and more about an actual movie studio taking that step due to some interest in the project.
Meanwhile, on the “not holding my breath” side, plenty of studios have shown interest in doing plenty of movies based off of videogames, and few of them have come to fruition at this point. Plus, it would only make sense for Sony Pictures to make sure they had the domains they’d want to have even if they only had 1% interest in the project, so that they don’t find themselves without such domains later should plans actually go through.
Question What do you think? Would you like to see a live-action feature film based on The Last of Us? And, if we’re having a bit of fun, who would you cast as Joel and Ellie?