The title, exclusively for PS3, could join a growing list of video games currently being adapted for the cinema.
The adaptation has yet to be officially announced, but Sony has registered two domain names that suggest it is considering adapting its exclusive PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us. At any rate, the Japanese corporation has secured the domain names TheLastOfUs-Movie.com and TheLastOfUsMovie.net, although this could simply be an investment to protect its movie rights to the game in case it decides to pursue an adaptation in the future. But since Sony launched the game last June, the registration of the domain names comes a little too late to represent a precautionary measure.
Created by the game designers behind Uncharted (Naughty Dog), The Last of Us places players in a world devastated by a strange virus that transforms humans into bloodthirsty beasts. Joel and a young woman named Ellie must survive by warding off infected humans and other uninfected survivors fighting over the limited remaining food supplies and weapons.
The game was warmly received, selling 3.4 million copies in less than a month.
If Sony decides to develop a film based on The Last of Us, the game will join a host of other games on the road to the silver screen. Sony's other exclusive franchises God of War, Uncharted and Gran Turismo are already on Hollywood producers' radar. Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell and Mass Effect will reportedly also inspire forthcoming movies.