`Game of Thrones` star Maisie Williams is in line for the lead role of Ellie in `The Last of Us`.
Writer Neil Druckmann and producer Sam Raimi confirmed during a surprise Comic-Con panel that they have had a meeting with 17-year-old Williams, but nothing has yet been signed, suggest reports.
“I think it`s going to be a great character journey and a great love story, and a great horror picture,” said Raimi of the video game adaptation.
Druckmann said that his priority in working on the script was to “laser-focus” on the central relationship between Ellie and Joel, who are two survivors in a post-apocalyptic United States.
The acclaimed 2013 game follows the pair as they work together to survive their cross-country journey in search of a cure for the plague that has all but destroyed the human race.
“There`s never been a really great movie made from a video game,” Druckmann said.
“There have been ones that we`ve enjoyed but we thought, `What if we could make the first great one?` We`re gonna work our asses off to make that happen.”
A director for `The Last of Us` is yet to be announced.