The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann is more likely to direct one or a number of episodes of the game’s HBO adaptation, in keeping with a lately up to date production list. Druckmann was already confirmed as producer and author for the present, and it appears as if the Naughty Dog co-president is additionally making his foray into movie path.
In addition to Druckmann, showrunner Craig Mazin, Jasmila Zbanic, and Peter Hoar may also direct some components of the sequence. As the primary season of the sequence will embrace a complete of ten episodes, Druckmann seems to be directing no less than one of them—although the official quantity is not confirmed.
When requested about how the variation would evaluate to the unique, Druckmann said again in March that the story can be “pretty close,” borrowing some dialogue from the game. However, Druckmann additionally revealed that there can be some important deviations in an effort to seize the “philosophical underpinnings” of The Last of Us. While outstanding Russian director Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot episode, it’s comforting for followers to know that the Druckmann can have no less than some type of directorial enter within the adaptation.
The star-studded solid of The Last of Us made headlines final 12 months after the sequence tapped outstanding Mandalorian and Narcos actor Pedro Pascal for the position of Joel, in addition to Game of Thrones‘ Bella Ramsey for the role of Ellie. Throughout the year, the series has steadily revealed other cast members such as Merle Dandridge reprising her role—she originally played Marlene in the first The Last of Us game—and Mindhunter’s Anna Torv as Tess.
Reports from July additionally indicated that the sequence’ price range exceeds “well over eight figures” per episode, primarily shot in Alberta, Canada. Film union president Damian Petti referred to as the undertaking a “monster” that concerned a complete of “five art directors and employ[ed] an army of hundreds of technicians” over the course of 12 months.
The Last of Us HBO sequence doesn’t presently have a launch date.