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The Last of Us movie domains registered

Sony may have wider plans for Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed IP

Sony Pictures has been linked to two The Last of Us movie domain registrations.

TheLasTofusMovie.net and TheLasTofus-Movie.com were both registered on November 25 by online brand protection agency MarkMonitor, while the registrant's email has a Sony Pictures address.

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Sony's move to register the domains may be motivated by brand protection rather than any immediate plans to make a movie based on Naughty Dog's game, but the subject matter would appear ripe for a film adaptation. The Last of Us tells a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague.

According to Sony, The Last of Us sales topped 3.4 million units between the title's release on June 14 and July 3, making it the fastest selling new franchise in the console's history and, at the time, the quickest selling PS3 game of 2013.

In October, Sony released the first of three planned The Last of Us DLC packs in the form of The Abandoned Territories map pack.

The second DLC offering, a story-based add-on called Left Behind, will take place while Ellie is attending a military boarding school in the Boston quarantine zone, prior to meeting Joel and the events in the main campaign of The Last of Us. It's due for release "around the December-January timeframe".

We said in our The Last of Us review: "The Last of Us is a remarkable achievement, and one of those rare games that you never want to end as you approach the finale. It tells a moving story that will linger in your mind long after the credits have rolled, but never loses sight of the fact that it's a video game, not a film. It's a masterful marriage of storytelling and game design, and easily Naughty Dog's finest moment."

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