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Comic-Con 2014: Sam Raimi to produce The Last Of Us

Maisie Williams could be taking the lead in the upcoming adaptation of The Last Of Us .

Game creator Neil Druckmann revealed at Comic-Con that the actress – best known for her role as Arya in Game Of Thrones - is in talks to play the role of Ellie.

Druckmann made the announcement alongside Sam Raimi, who is set to produce the big-screen version of the PS3 horror hit.

“I won’t be directing the movie but I’ll be all over it,” Raimi said. Druckmann too will have a large degree of creative control, not least writing the screenplay.

Released in 2013, the game is set in a zombie-ravaged US, which the young Ellie attempts to navigate with the aid of fellow survivalist Joel.

“It’s a great character story, a great love story,” said Raimi, who refuted suggestions that it was ‘too soon’ to bring the game to the big screen.

“If it was anything else I would say it is too soon, but I have faith in this [adaptation] being great.”

Raimi also revealed that he is working on an Evil Dead TV show with several long-term collaborators.

“I always loved working on [the Evil Dead movies] with Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, and my brother [Ted] and I are writing the Evil Dead TV show right now – with Bruce Campbell!”