The sequel “ The Last of Us Part II ” was one of the highlights of the Game Awards 2020, winning the Game of the Year category, which is the main award.
The production was in competition with “Ghost of Tsushima”, “Hades” and “DOOM: Eternal”.
Additionally, Naughty Dog’s acclaimed game also won six other categories, including Directing, Storytelling, Audio Design, Performance (Laura Bailey as Abby), Accessibility Innovation, and Best Gameplay. action / adventure.
Recall that HBO has already given the green light for an adaptation of the saga.
. @ HBO gives serial order to #TheLastOfUs. @clmazin and @Neil_Druckmann ready to write and produce executives. Carolyn Strauss, @evan_wells, @aqizil, and @CarterSwan are also executive producers. @SPTV, @Naughty_Dog, @PlayStation productions should produce: https://t.co/dIOCovjGqK pic.twitter.com/tOsuWFwklR
– HBO PR (@HBOPR) November 20, 2020
In an interview with the BBC, producer and screenwriter Craig Mazin (“ Chernobyl ”) revealed that the plot will expand the universe of games, making it clear that the series will not change the main elements of the games, but will simply bring more information.
“If you’ve played ‘The Last of Us’ our intention is for you to watch the program and say, ‘It didn’t violate anything that I liked about the game.’ We won’t change a thing, whether it’s in relation to the plot or the characters, but we will bring a lot more information about this universe. Believe me, the story is very large and leaves room for several new ideas, some really amazing ideas.
Unfortunately, the filmmaker was unwilling to reveal what the production team is up to for the adaptation, which only increases fans’ curiosity.
A few weeks ago, Mazin had already spoken to the portal and was asked why the game had never been adapted for cinema.
In response, he explained that the idea for a movie has already been discussed, but it wouldn’t work because:
“The grace of a story like ‘The Last of Us’ is its length. The success of the game is based on Ellie’s slow journey and her relationship with the other characters. I think players are drawn to the story the whole time they play … We couldn’t reproduce that feeling in a two hour movie. A more suitable format would be needed, which is why a TV series is perfect for this. “
The production is the result of a partnership between Naughty Dog, HBO, Sony Pictures Televison and PlayStation Productions, which will make its debut in creating television series.
Still without a start date, the project will also have Neil Druckmann (one of the game’s creators) as executive producer.
The project will also feature Carolyn Strauss and Evan Wells, presidents of Naughty Dog, as executive producers.
Released in 2013, ‘The Last of Us’ takes place in a post-apocalyptic future and follows the journey of drug dealer Joel and young Ellie, the only one capable of finding a cure for the disease that has devastated the world. .
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