If you’ve got a story as deep as the one that spawned two of the greatest video games of all time, you’ll want to make sure you get the TV adaptation right, and judging by the size of HBO’s live episode budgets. -action take on Naughty Dog’s The last of us, they are doing everything they can to bring this world to the small screen.
With shooting underway at Fort Macleod in Alberta, Canada, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees 212 President Damian Petti spoke to CTV on production, calling it a “monster” and continuing to say, “It has five art directors and employs an army of hundreds of technicians. It has had six months of preparation and shoots over 12 months. I can’t confirm the official budget figures, but i will say this is probably the biggest project take up in canada this project well exceeds the eight figure figure per episode so there is a multiplier effect on our economy in terms of impact there are hundreds of related companies taking advantage of the abundance of work .”
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Written by Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the game series writer and creative director, The last of us stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) who will play Joel and Ellie respectively, with Gabriel Luna playing Joel’s brother, Tommy, Merle Dandridge reprising her video game role as Marlene, and Nico Parker (The third day) set to portray Joel’s daughter, Sarah.
The last of us Set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed, it centers on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may hold the key to a cure for a deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old girl out of a cramped quarantine zone. What starts as a small job quickly turns into a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they crisscross the US, depending on each other for their survival.”