The Last of Us Part 2 is just over 10 days away, but it’s not the only topic surrounding this popular franchise that people are talking about.
Last year, it turned out that HBO was developing a live action series based on the popular PlayStation-exclusive zombie apocalypse survival game. The series is directed by Chernobyl scribe Craig Mazin and one of the original creative directors of The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann, who also directs The Last of Us Part II.
It was recently announced that the game’s composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, would write the music for the show, which means it will sound like the sounds of the games. Originally, the director of Evil Dead and Spider-Man, Sam Raimi, was to make a cinematographic version of the game, but which was abandoned in 2016. The Pilot Director Has Been Revealed For The Last Of Us Live Action HBO Series
The series will be the first production of PlayStation Productions, a new studio started by Sony.
We can now add another accomplished creation with an impressive CV to the list of people bringing The Last of Us to life on the small screen.
Director Johan Renck confirmed in a recent interview that he will lead the HBO pilot. Renck worked closely with Mazin to develop Chernobyl and directed the entire acclaimed miniseries.
He will also be executive producer of the show.