Maisie Williams Talks Potential for The Last of Us Film, Teases Original Superhero Project



Back at San Diego Comic Con, it was revealed that “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams had been approached by Screen Gems about taking on the role of Ellie in their film adaptation of the Naughty Dog game The Last of Us. Since then, little has been said about the project, but in a recent interview with Flicks And The City, Williams confirms that she was approached and should the project continue to move forward, she would still be interested.

“I had a lunch a little while ago and we spoke about the possibility of me playing Ellie and that’s really exciting and I would absolutely love too. It kind of all came about on Twitter a long time ago. The power of Twitter still never ceases to amaze me. I went to a lunch and we spoke a little bit about it, and then they announced at Comic-Con that we had spoken about it, and since then in like every interview people have been asking me about it. Honestly I would love to and I think they would love me to play Ellie also, and that’s where it is at the moment. There’s no script, no director, it’s still very early days for the whole project, but if it all goes ahead soon enough I think, yeah, I would love to.”

Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, who wrote the script for the game, is penning the screenplay which he will produce along with Naughty Dog co-presidents’ Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, Game Director Bruce Straley, and Sam Raimi via their Ghost House Pictures banner.

In addition, Williams was asked about jumping into the realm of superheroes, and she revealed there have also been discussions of her jumping on board a new original series.

“There’s not much I can talk about, but there’s actually been a very exciting project and a very exciting group of people who have approached me about a new series. I can’t say the title, I’m not saying anything about it, but it’s in that sort of superhero vein, in the same vein as Kick-Ass where the superhero is not super and just has great intentions. That would not be happening yet, it would be happening in a few years, but something that we’ve been in talks about for a little while and I’m really, really, really excited about it… it was going to originally be written as a graphic novel, it’s not based on anything. It was kind of inspired just from walking around Comic-Con and seeing so many woman dressed as all these sexualized female superheroes and just thinking if I was a superhero, I would just want to wear a hoodie and jeans, and taking that and making it into a superhero that isn’t wearing spandex and isn’t a sexy Catwoman or that sort of thing.”

Williams can next be seen in both “Game of Thrones” Season 5 and the soon to be released The Falling.