Neil Druckmann, President of Naughty Dog and creative director of The Last os Us (2013) and The Last of Us Part 2 (2020) will also direct some of the episodes of the television adaptation that HBO is preparing. At least that’s what the DGC, the Directors Guild of Canada, says, which lists four other directors.
Kantemir Balagov He has been the director of the pilot episode, which ended its filming a few weeks ago. Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbasi They are also two of the directors of the series, as announced in April, although in the recent DGC document (which mentions productions active in Alberta during September 2021) Abbasi is not mentioned.
Instead, Peter hoar, director in series such as The Umbrella Academy, Daredevil or the miniseries It’s a Sin, is listed as director. According IMBD, Hoar will direct Chapter 5 of The Last of Us.
The document has also mentioned Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann as directors, although as far as was known, their role was as screenwriters and executive producers. Craig Mazin is known for being the creator of the award-winning series Cherbobyl, also from HBO, as well as a screenwriter for another future video game adaptation, the borderlands movie directed by Eli Roth.
Neil Druckmann was already involved in the previous and frustrated project of adapting The Last of Us, a film produced by Sam Raimi. According to Druckmann, the film failed because it was too focused on action, something the series will correct, “shot like an indie movie.”
Production on The Last of Us began in July 2021 and will end, according to the DGC document, the June 8, 2022. The series consists of ten episodes narrating the history of the game, with some changes, yes. It stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy and Anna Torv as Tess.
The Last of Us does not have a release date, but Kantemir Balagov hinted that we could see it in 2022. For now, you can enjoy the latest images of the shoot, with scenarios nailed to PlayStation games. Will you arrive in time for the next edition of the prEmmy emies?