In the lead up to The Last of Us Part II this May, details have come out about a canceled Last of Us short film.
“In anticipation of The Last of Us Part II, we were asked to create a compelling short film depictiing that main characters Joel and Ellie as they retell their dramatic story chronicled in the original game,” says Oddfellow’s website, the studio that was going to make the movie.”
As it’s stated on Nerd4.life, the purpose of the 20 minute short film was to retell the first Last of Us game and cater it to fans both old and new. Additionally, Oddfellows says they drew inspriation from the Blade Runner animated films and The Animatrix.
“Our proposal was to reinterpret each of the chapters of the game with a unique visual twist,” continues Oddfellows. “Using singular narrative devices would allow us to bridge the styles and travel seamlessly between the past and present. Ultimately Sony decided not to move forward with this project.”
If you’re interested in checking out what the film would’ve looked like, images and storyboard art are available on Oddfellow’s portfolio page. You can check out some of the photos below.
Last October, PlayStation announced they’d be delaying The Last of Us Part II from this February to the end of May. Since the game’s media event last September, creative director Neil Druckmann and co-writer Halley Gross have talked about game’s story and themes. Additionally, Naughty Dog have stated Part II will be on two discs and not include multiplayer.
The Last of Us Part II launches on May 29 exclusively on PlayStation 4. The game is available for preorder on Amazon now. While we wait for Part II, you can replay the orginal game on PlayStation 4. You can check out the latest trailer for Part II below. As more news comes out about the game, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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