A tv adjustment of The Last of Us, the post- apocalyptic survival franchise from PlayStation studio Naughty Canine, is in the works at HBO, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The project is planned to be a TV series, according to The Hollywood Press Reporter. It is being led by Craig Mazin, who formerly dealt with HBO on the well-known 2019 miniseries Chernobyl and is composing the upcoming Borderlands film. Mazin will team up with Naughty Canine vice president Neil Druckmann, co-director and author of both The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part 2, to compose and executive-produce the TV show.
Naughty Canine president Evan Wells will likewise work as an executive manufacturer, along with veteran HBO manufacturer Carolyn Strauss. The TV series will be the first one from Sony Interactive Home entertainment’s movie and TV group, PlayStation Productions, which is co-producing with Sony Pictures Tv, according to The Hollywood Press Reporter.
HBO tweeted the announcement Thursday with a clip of the sign of the Fireflies, a militia in the fiction of The Last of Us, stating that the series is “coming soon.”
The Last of Us debuted in 2013 on PlayStation 3, and was ported to PlayStation 4 the list below year. Sony has actually offered more than 17 million copies of the game throughout both platforms; players locked on to the thrilling, psychological tale of survivors Joel and Ellie and their cross-country trek for a prospective treatment to the viral break out that ruined America. Its follow up, The Last of Us Part 2, is set up to be launched May 29 on PS4.
Mazin and Druckmann strategy to cover the occasions of the initial game in the HBO series, although The Hollywood Press reporter states there is “the possibility of extra material” based upon the follow up.
” Neil Druckmann lacks concern the finest writer working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” Mazin informed The Hollywood Press Reporter. “Getting an opportunity to adjust this awesome work of art has actually been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in collaboration with Neil.”
” From the first time I took a seat to talk with Craig I was similarly blown away by his technique to story and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us,” Druckmann stated in a declaration to The Hollywood Press Reporter. “With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO produced a tense, painful, psychological work of art. I could not believe of much better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a tv show.”
This won’ t be the first effort at a screen adjustment of The Last ofUs Sam Raimi’s Ghost Home Pictures had actually been establishing a motion picture based upon the game as of early 2014, however that project stalled in 2016 after an argument with Druckmann over the instructions of the movie.
Sony Pictures Tv, the production business behind hits such as Breaking Bad, Justified, Outlander, and The Crown, prepares to bring other video game jobs to the little screen. “This is the first of numerous shows we mean to establish with our buddies at PlayStation Productions,” stated Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Tv Studios, in a declaration to The Hollywood Press Reporter.