The film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is currently in “development hell” according to the game’s creative director Neil Druckmann.
During a recent interview with IGN, Druckmann revealed that while the film is in production, it’s not moving at a fast pace by any means.
“I know I said in an interview a while back we had a table read, got the script to a good place and it kind of entered development hell like these things tend to do,” he told IGN. “There hasn’t been any work done on it in over a year and a half.”
Naughty Dog’s other flagship series, Uncharted, also has a movie in the works, even though the studio is only “somewhat involved” according to Druckmann.
“Every once in a while they’ll come in and they’ll present to us: Here’s the script, here’s what we’re thinking. We’ll tell them what we think works, what we think doesn’t work,” Druckmann said, adding, “That’s where we’re at. Last I heard is they got a new screenwriter, but we haven’t seen anything in a while.”
Naughty Dog’s next project, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will release for PS4 on May 10, 2016.