SDCC '14: Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams May Play Ellie in The Last of Us Movie | Fanboys Anonymous
Earlier today at San Diego Comic-Con, some interesting potential casting news for the movie adaptation of The Last of Us broke during the Screen Gems panel. Neil Druckman, co-director of the video game and writer of the movie's script, and Sam Raimi, a producer of the movie, took the stage to discuss the adaptation. There they revealed that Maisie Williams, better known as Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, is in very serious talks to play Ellie. Nothing is set in stone, but apparently they just recently had a promising meeting with Williams, so this may very well happen.

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I can see it. Courtesy of this IGN blog post.

Personally I'd be thrilled if it does happen, and just looking at that image makes me think it would be awesome. Maisie Williams has proven time and time again in Game of Thrones that she's quite a talented young actress who can handle intense material very well, and I really don't think there would be a better child actress for the role. Considering it seems to be a rite of passage for every British actor/actress to have a flawless American accent, I'm sure Williams could pull that off as well. I also have very high hopes for the movie in general since part of the deal is that Naughty Dog has final say over pretty much every creative decision. Let's hope that means this will be one of the few good video game movies!

What do you guys think? Are you excited for the movie, or do you think Hollywood should leave the game alone? Do you like this casting? Sound off in the comments below, and keep checking Fanboys Anonymous for the latest Comic-Con news!

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