Published On: Tue, Jan 3rd, 2023

The Tragic Early Death of Sam Raimi’s ‘The Last of Us’ Movie, Explained

Ellie and Joel in The Last of Us HBO series

The Last of Us HBO series will be hitting our screens on January 15, 2023 and fans are pretty excited to see this adaptation of the hit video game. However, this The Last of Us TV show isn’t the first time someone has thought of adapting the game. In fact, Sam Raimi was supposed to direct a film adaptation and that fell through.

Sam Raimi is primarily known for The Evil Dead film franchise (minus Evil Dead 2013) and the Spider-Man trilogy. It’s therefore not a stretch to think he could’ve done The Last of Us. But why didn’t the film happen, though? Was there some drama behind the scenes? Let’s put on our backpacks and go on a short adventure to uncover the truth.

The Mary Sue

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