PlayStation Productions Announces The Last of Us TV Series - Directed by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin

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Announced as part of a collaboration with Sony's PlayStation Productions division and HBO, Neil Druckmann (creative director and head writer at Naughty Dog) and Craig Mazin (creator of the 2019 Chernobyl mini-series) will be teaming up to adapt Naughty Dog's The Last of Us into a brand new television series, both to act as a rework of the scrapped 2014 film adaptation, as well as to act as a launchpad for numerous other adaptations in the works Sony hopes to pitch to HBO.
Craig Mazin, the creator of the acclaimed limited series Chernobyl, is reteaming with HBO to adapt The Last of Us, the massive Sony PlayStation video game franchise.

In a rare development in the world of video game adaptations, the writer and creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann, is also involved and will work with Mazin to pen and executive produce what is intended to be a series. Carolyn Strauss will also executive produce along with Evan Wells, the president of Naughty Dog, the Santa Monica-based developer of the game. The project is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. It will be the first television series from PlayStation Productions.

Launched in 2013, Sony and Naughty Dog's The Last of Us garnered critical praise for its engrossing tale of the postapocalypse, centering on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for the deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The HBO series will cover the events of the original game, which was written by Druckmann, with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel, The Last of Us Part II, which will release on May 29, 2020.

Mazin, who is said to be an avid player of the game, stated, "Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus. Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I'm so honored to do it in partnership with Neil."

"From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig I was equally blown away by his approach to narrative and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us," said Druckmann in a statement. "With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, harrowing, emotional masterpiece. I couldn't think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show."

The Last of Us won numerous "game of the year" awards and went on to sell more than 17 million copies across both its original release on the PlayStation 3 and a remastered version on PlayStation 4.

"This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us to partner with Craig, Neil, Carolyn and the teams at Sony, Naughty Dog and PlayStation to bring the virtual world of this acclaimed game to life," stated HBO programming president Casey Bloys.

"This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions," said Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. The Last of Us is a brilliant achievement in storytelling and character development, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to work with this team to adapt it."

Druckmann is a longtime vet of Naughty Dog, starting as a programming intern in 2004. In 2007, he was given the role of game designer on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the first installment in the action adventure series. In 2013, he created The Last of Us, based on a concept he developed as a student at Carnegie Mellon University. Mazin's Chernobyl tackled a bleak and complex true-life event and became a must-see show for HBO. The show won an Emmy for outstanding limited series and landed one for Mazin for outstanding writing. Mazin also won a PGA award and a WGA award.
According to the ArsTechnica article, the first season will merely be a retelling the events of the first game. Potential plans for a second season, set to feature Ellie growing up during the time-skip between The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Part II, are currently "up in the air" as Neil and Craig are taking a "wait-and-see" approach to see how well the adaptation is received before moving forward.
 

Marissa Moira

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The game's already a movie, why do we need this?
Look, Ellen Page needs work.

That and once it bombs, Druckman will get butthurt and angry and leave naughty dog and then maybe finally we can have a new Jak game. He didn't write the first game so he's going to fuck up the story with woke bullshit because he most definetly wrote the DLC garbage, So pre-teen lesbians galore and people talking about LGBTQ issues, Race issues like it's the 1960's, and Trump while ignoring the far more interesting zombies.
 

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Look, Ellen Page needs work.

That and once it bombs, Druckman will get butthurt and angry and leave naughty dog and then maybe finally we can have a new Jak game. He didn't write the first game so he's going to fuck up the story with woke bullshit because he most definetly wrote the DLC garbage, So pre-teen lesbians galore and people talking about LGBTQ issues, Race issues like it's the 1960's, and Trump while ignoring the far more interesting zombies.
Multiple episodes scrounging and stocking up on horse piss hormones instead of food and bullets, while zombies do random shit in the background.
 

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I also like how the article leaves out any mention of Amy Hennig and makes TLOU entirely Druckman's baby.

The game was a big deal because it fleshed out some things for survival horror games that were not as refined at the time. But on higher difficulties the enemies were fucking bullet sponges and once you saw the story once it wasn't worth sitting through again. The enemies were all very lacking in late game and were just hobos or soldiers compared to resident evil which had unique enemies all the way through. The art direction was only good towards the beginning of the game where as mid to late game was pretty bland and maybe the only interesting thing was the hospital at the end. Level design and layout wasn't good either, everything was one way corridors with not a whole lot of wiggle room.

The Tomb Raider games were better than TLOU and the last three uncharted games because they at least gave you some level of freedom. Also on higher difficulties Tomb Raider still made headshots be heavy damage or instakills instead of just upping the enemy HP to insane amounts, which is something I appreciate.

The king of the third person action games is still god of war because they spent time with level design and the art direction of the game as well as making combat interesting and fluid. Nothing in TLOU was all that interesting, you can clear the game in 6 hours counting the story segments. I'm not liking the direction of how 2 is shaping up because it's been delayed due to it being more of a movie than Kojima ever dared.
 
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This is HBO so I expect that the lesbian aspect from the DLC will be pushed heavily.
I'm expecting the protagonists to walk by some Republican Trump-esque campaign poster and make a comment about it, how the girl would be in more danger without the zombies because she's LGBT.
I also expect one of the protagonists to be raceswapped, probably the guy because then, he can talk about race and the girl can talk about sexuality and gender.
I might be wrong but I don't think so.

Also, why make this?
The game is so linear that it's already like watching a TV show.
 

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I thought The Last of Us was pretty damn great to be honest, but it remains to be seen if the sequel will be ruined by woke culture.

But wasn't Chernobyl supposed to be pretty great? That gives me hope for this TV series.
 

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The game was a big deal because it fleshed out some things for survival horror games that were not as refined at the time. But on higher difficulties the enemies were fucking bullet sponges and once you saw the story once it wasn't worth sitting through again. The enemies were all very lacking in late game and were just hobos or soldiers compared to resident evil which had unique enemies all the way through. The art direction was only good towards the beginning of the game where as mid to late game was pretty bland and maybe the only interesting thing was the hospital at the end. Level design and layout wasn't good either, everything was one way corridors with not a whole lot of wiggle room.
See, this is the problem with all modern vidya. It used to be that the computer was supposed to get smarter when you raised the difficulty bar, now the computer just becomes invincible instead. Ever play Halo on legendary and then bump it back down to easy? The grunts are fucking lemmings who panic once you approach, the larger enemies bounce around and fire their guns sporadically, and they don't even bother using cover. The big reason this happens is because games want to be movies now where the right thing happens at the right time when the director wants it.
 

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Which is bullshit..

Henning doesn't want to talk about it. She had a nasty breakup with Naughty Dog. Partly over TLOU...

As far as the series: i don't give a fuck. Mushroom zombies are still zombies...

Can you explain in detail what’s supposed to have happened?

I always found her sudden departure suspect and I’m sure there’s a story there.
 

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I thought The Last of Us was pretty damn great to be honest, but it remains to be seen if the sequel will be ruined by woke culture.

But wasn't Chernobyl supposed to be pretty great? That gives me hope for this TV series.
The reason for that is nobody has any particular interest in fagging up Chernobyl because it's not a pop-culture milestone like comic books 'n shit. SJWs generally don't appear to have a tendency to gravitate toward depressing subject matters unless it has a place in the public consciousness like the Holocaust that they can use as political leverage.
 

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Well... that’s something I guess.

My only hope for this project is that it ends up like the Ratchet and Clank film: it going through so much executive meddling that the series ends up bland as fuck and causes the main person involved with both the game and movie to quit in frustration and disgust.
 

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Having Ellie by herself is going to be absolute garbage much like how Clementine became garbage one her father figure was no longer in the picture.

The appeal was having the two characters play off each other in the story. It's the same shit that ruined deathnote after L died.

Ellie by herself is not an interesting character and then having her become bad ass amazon warrior rambo girl but with REALISTIC REALISM+ WOKE BULLSHIT bogging it down is going to have it come off disjointed from a story perspective.

If you have Joel take the back seat or be not in the picture at all, anything past the first season will be shit. Really the only thing that ever did the Student has become the hero thing properly was Batman Beyond,
 
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