MOVIE NEWS – Pedro Pascal is on a tremendous run of success right now, and he’s looking to continue it with The Last of Us, which he recently gave us a sneak peek of.
Adding to the long list of game franchises in the works is The Last of Us, a PlayStation survival horror starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, which will arrive on HBO Max next year as a series. Although a sequel to the game series has already been made, it’s not yet known how much the TV version will stick to the game’s story, but one person who has an insight into it is Pascal himself.
Pedro Pascal, who also plays the Mandalorian, recently attended the premiere of the Nicolas Cage film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which he stars, and spoke to Comicbook.com about the upcoming horror series. Suggesting that the series will take many of the aspects of the game that made it a success on console, Pascal said:
“It is covered in clickers and spores, and the elements of Alberta, and we’re having an amazing time. It’s totally harrowing. And I don’t know if we’ll make it, but it’ll be completely worth it. It is amazing. And I’m having an amazing time. I don’t know if I’ll make it.”
When asked about the fate of his character in the series compared to his video game counterpart, Pedro Pascal added:
“I do know what happens to him. I may not even make it to that.”
Of course, The Last of Us joins the growing list of a new wave of game-based adaptations that have launched to excellent box office success in streaming and cinemas. Earlier this year, Uncharted, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, was apparently popular enough to get a sequel, and soon in the line of sequels, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will be looking to capitalise on the pre-pandemic original, which exceeded all expectations among audiences and critics alike. In addition to The Last of Us, other titles in development include Twisted Metal, starring Anthony Mackie, and the long-in-development movie version of American McGee’s Alice. How these will reach audiences when they finally arrive remains to be seen.