MOVIE NEWS – So far no exact details have been given about a production for the channel responsible for Game of Thrones.
What a bombshell! HBO , the American pay channel responsible for great successes of the small screen such as Game of Thrones, The Wire or The Sopranos, has announced that it will develop a television series of The Last of Us , the acclaimed video game of Naughty Dog, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television and with nothing less than Craig Mazin , creator of Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann , creative director and screenwriter of the exclusive adventures of PlayStation.
“This is the first of many programs we intend to develop with PlayStation Productions, ” said Chris Parnell, co-chair of Sony Pictures Television Studios , in statements collected by The Hollywood Reporter portal. ” The Last of Us is a brilliant achievement in storytelling and character development, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to work with this team for adaptation. “From HBO, for their part, they are really happy with the possibility of bringing this series to their grill.” This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Let’s partner with Craig, Neil, Carolyn and Sony, Naughty Dog and PlayStation teams to bring the virtual world to life in this acclaimed game, “said Casey Bloys, head of HBO programming.
“Since the first time I sat down to talk with Craig, I was pleasantly surprised by his narrative approach and his passion and deep understanding of The Last of Us saga,” says Druckmann . “With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, heartbreaking and emotional masterpiece . I couldn’t think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show.” “Without a doubt, Neil Druckmann is the best storyteller in the middle of videogames, and The Last of Us is his masterpiece. Having the opportunity to adapt this amazing work has been a great dream for me for years. I am honored to be able to work with Neil “,film prepared by Lionsgate with Borderlands , the looter-shooter of Gearbox.
This will be the first TV project for PlayStation Productions, although a Twisted Metal-based show was also announced a few months ago , while another Naughty Dog saga, Uncharted, will begin shooting within a few weeks with Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and other actors like Antonio Banderas in his cast.
The first The Last of Us arrived now about seven years ago, telling a story set twenty years after a plague decimated the civilization in which Joel and Ellie cling as they can to survival in an exciting, intense and loaded video game strong emotions in equal parts as Álvaro Castellano told us in his analysis of The Last of Us . Since production it has become one of the most valued titles in the industry with a second installment, The Last of Us: Part 2 , which will land in stores this May 29 for PS4.
— HBO (@HBO) March 5, 2020
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