Different particulars concerning the sequence — together with casting, a launch date, and episode numbers — are nonetheless beneath wraps.
A lot remains to be unknown about HBO’s upcoming adaptation of the favored online game “The Last of Us,” together with who is about to star and when it’ll really be arriving on the community, however regular progress is being made towards answering these questions. The most recent piece to fall into place is setting a director for the much-anticipated pilot.
Kantemir Balagov, helmer of final 12 months’s historic drama “Beanpole,” has been tapped to direct the sequence. He’ll be part of screenwriter Craig Mazin, of “Chernobyl” fame, and government producer Neil Druckmann.
The sequence shall be a co-production with Sony Footage Tv. PlayStation Productions, Phrase Video games, The Mighty Mint, and sport developer Naughty Canine. Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Canine’s Evan Wells, and Ps Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan may even function government producers.
The present’s plot appears to imitate that of the unique online game. Twenty years after fashionable civilization has been destroyed, Joel, a hardened survivor, is employed to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old lady, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they each should traverse throughout the U.S. and rely upon one another for survival.
It was introduced again in June that John Renck, Mazin’s collaborator on “Chernobyl” would direct the series, however scheduling conflicts prohibited him from shifting ahead.
Balagov is a thought-provoking addition to the sequence. “Beanpole” is a darkish drama about two girls coping with the aftermath of the siege of Lenigrad in 1945. How Mazin and crew see Balagov’s previous work influencing this equally grim story of survival shall be high of thoughts till audiences can see for themselves.
“The Final of Us” online game was a vital and industrial success for Sony and Naughty Canine. The developer’s 2020 sequel, “The Final of Us Half II” was additionally a success and offered over 4 million copies inside its first weekend. “The Final of Us Half II” acquired glowing opinions from critics, whereas struggling some focused backlash upon launch, and IndieWire’s David Ehrlich lauded the sport in June, writing that the sequel improved on the original classic in almost every way.
Different particulars concerning the sequence, together with casting, a launch date, and episode numbers, are nonetheless beneath wraps.