The Last Picture Show

I’ll be bringing you news of 2014’s San Diego Comic-Con later this week, following its weekend wrap-up today.

However, news of an official movie adap of PS3 survival horror hit ‘The Last of Us’ is too exciting not to babble about before then…

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Announced at the start of the annual event, which attracts an ever-increasing geek pilgrimage year on year, a movie version of 2013’s ‘Game of the Year’ will be written by the game’s original scripter, potentially star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark herself!) as heroine Ellie, and – most notable for fans of cult movies and gore – will be produced by ‘Spiderman’ and ‘Evil Dead’ helmer, Sam Raimi.

Could this be the turnaround video games have been waiting for when it comes to game-to-screen updates? Sure, it would be nice if the original voice cast could translate to the movie, but the difference in age unfortunately means Ashley Johnson won’t work out as a teen Ellie in Hollywoodland.

Still, the credibility suggested by the CC announcement is enough to get fans tensed up for the nerve-jangling human vs fungus-people zombie apocalypse – even if it’s not out for another couple of years!

The Last of Us News: Left Behind on Valentine’s Day

If you’re not into the dinner-and-a-movie Valentine’s routine, then you’re in luck – that is, if your girl/boyfriend appreciates the fine art of video games.

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Even if they don’t, they may just have got drawn in as you played Naughty Dog’s PS3 epic ‘The Last of Us’, easily one of last year’s best games. Following that game’s gut-punch ending, the prospect of DLC has been something for fans to savour until – or even if – the sequel arises like an infected clicker.

Well, today those fine folk at Naughty Dog have released a full opening cinematic trailer for ‘Left Behind’, which charts an episode of Ellie’s pre-Joel life. For fans of the game, it’s likely this scene between Ellie and estranged friend Riley will develop into a harrowing struggle for survival.

And, what’s that? It’s out Valentine’s Day? So, flowers and chocolates it is for the other half – Friday 14th is reserved. Just make sure you have enough ammo…