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The Last of Us Movie: Everything you need to know

The Last of Us Movie: Everything you need to know about, renewed or canceled, cast, plot, and release date.

Nine years after they first announced they would be making a movie out of The Last of Us video game, and seven years since those plans fell through, Sony is bringing the quirky and terrifying survival horror game to 2023 on HBO Well-known names help.

Based on the 2013 game, The Last of Us is set in the year 2033, 20 years after the world’s population, and thus society, was decimated by a brain fungus infestation that initially drove its victims insane., and then destroys her eyes, forcing her to use echolocation to find people and rip their throats out. Here’s everything we know about early customization so far.

The Last of Us Movie Release Date

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We don’t have an exact release date for The Last of Us series yet, but HBO has now said that we shouldn’t expect the show to hit our screens until 2023. “It’s closer to early 2023,” HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in a new tab) of a release window.

This confirms his earlier comments on Deadline (which opens in a new tab): “It won’t air in 2022, they’re still filming in Canada. I assume you will see it on the 23rd.” This is despite the above

Director releases and other rumors pointing to 2022. In June 2022, filming in Canada turned Calgary, Alberta into a  dystopian nightmare (temporarily) after 13 months of filming that began in April 2021. Reference to a release date of 2023.

The Last of Us Movie What is the game about?

In The Last of Us, survivor Joel Miller is hired to escort a young girl named Ellie through the wasteland and doctors who believe Ellie may be the cure for the plague. For Boston, in what’s left of Salt Lake City, they encounter the usual post-apocalyptic tropes, including roving bands of infected, a couple of cannibals, some giant jerks, and a giraffe who’s escaped from a zoo and hangs around while the escape is good. While the show is expected to mostly follow the storyline of the first game, it may contain elements from The Last of Us Part II, set five years after the first game.

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However, it seems more likely to pull elements from The Last of Us: Left Behind, an Ellie-focused prequel set before the events of the first game. However, the series is also expected to expand on the game’s story and appear to include some elements. previously removed from the game.

In an interview with  BBC Sounds’ Must Watch the webcast, series co-creator and writer Craig Mazin said of his Naughty Dog collaborator on the series: “Neil [Druckmann] once said, ‘You know, Da is this thing we talked about [in the first game] for a while and then he told me what it was and I was like, gonk! Mazin also said, “So the changes we’re making are planned to complete things and expand things.

Not to undo it, but to improve it,” adding, “It’s not like we decided, ‘Well, wouldn’t it be great if there was an episode in that Joel and Ellie get on a motorcycle and face off with a biker gang? No episodic nonsense here. The things that are new and enhance the story that we’re making are tied together in organic and serious ways that fans of the game and newcomers alike will appreciate.” Despite that, The Last of Us still seems to be taking a lot from clues from the game.

In footage recently shown during a commercial for their upcoming shows, the only footage we’ve seen so far, there were multiple takes (albeit brief ones) complete with the same or similar camera angles taken directly from the game recorded. , including one of Joel carrying Ellie and another of a survivor named Bill introducing himself. Although unfortunately there were no recordings of the main infected.

The Last of Us TV show cast: who’s playing Joel and Ellie?

The first look at their main couple was released as part of the franchise’s Outbreak Day celebrations (see below), while a second picture of the couple was released as part of Summer Game Fest 2022. Gabriel Luna will play Tommy, Joel’s youngest son. Brothers. Luna’s previous roles include parts in Terminator: Dark Fate, True Detective and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Meanwhile, Merle Dandridge will play The Fireflies’ leader Marlene; Dandridge also played the role in the video game. It is thanks to Marlene that Joel and Ellie get to know each other. Nico Parker will play Sarah, Joel’s daughter.

Parker’s breakthrough role was as Milly Farrier in Tim Burton’s 2019 reimagining of Dumbo. You may also have seen her on the 2020 HBO series The Third Day, in which she played Ellie (not that Ellie) played. Nick Offerman will play Bill (replacing Con O’Neill due to a scheduling conflict) and Murray Bartlett will play Frank. The couple are described in Deadline-opens in a new tab as “two post-pandemic survivors living alone in their own isolated town”. Tommy’s voice actor from the games, Jeffrey Pierce, will play an original character named Perry.

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Anna Torv will play Tess, Joel’s friend and smuggler who helped Joel and Ellie get to the fireflies. Tess will be a recurring character on the series, so expect her to star in more than one episode. Storm Reid will play Riley, suggesting the show will adapt portions of Left Behind’s downloadable content. Brad Leland will play a mysterious character named Mr. Adler.

Joel and Ellie’s main characters, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson will also appear in undisclosed roles. According to IGN (opens in new tab), Lamar Johnson will play Henry while Kevionn Woodard will play his brother Sam. Joel and Ellie meet the siblings in Pittsburgh in the game, but in the series,  they will be hiding from vengeful revolutionaries in Kansas City. Meanwhile, Elaine Miles and Graham Greene will play new characters Florence and Marlon. As for the other roles, Neil Druckmann listed achunk of Twitter.

Maria is there, as is a four-letter character who could very well be *mild spoilers for The Last of Us 2* Abby, a member of the WLF and one of the main characters of the sequel. The cast of characters and the director is true composers. Gustavo Santaolalla will compose the music for the HBO series, just as he did for the first two games. Several directors are also on board, including Oscar-nominated Jasmila Žbanić, Kantemir Balagov, and Ali Abbasi.

Neil Druckmann appears to be directing an episode as well, as we know from a production listing.

The Last of Us TV show story: “enhanced” but will it adapt both games?

So far, HBO has only officially released a synopsis: “The story takes place 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle  14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey as the two must cross the United States and depend on each other for their survival The series “will cover the events of the original game… with the possibility of additional content based on the game’s upcoming sequel [The Last of Us 2].

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” A separate report in the publication suggests that “future seasons” is a possibility, meaning it likely won’t be a Chornobyl-style miniseries, but one that will span several years becomes. The HBO series should also whet the appetite of many who enjoyed The Last of Us 2. The first season will now have 10 episodes. It is not yet known if the first season will cover all events of the first game.

Co-creator Craig Mazin has also hinted that HBO’s The Last of Us  series could be a more definitive version of the game’s story, telling the BBC (opens in a new tab): “In that case, I will with [Neil Druckmann],  so the changes  we’re making are designed to complete and expand things, not undo things, but improve things.” In the same interview, he added that the TV series takes a moment outside of the games that will blow our minds. Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie,  also hinted that the show’s story will be different than the game’s. Explore different avenues that weren’t explored that much in the game,” he said Actor. “It was a lot of fun to have a great experience.”

I hope that [viewers] will also feel this experience as they adventure with us.

So how do you adapt one of the most popular games of all time? Caution probably. Neil Druckmann, creative director of The Last of Us, briefly addressed the challenges of bringing the game’s story to HBO in an interview with EW: “You have to figure out [on a TV show] how it communicates ideas or tells stories>

ag the interactivity from the story, how do you make it unique to this other medium? It’s an interesting challenge and I think there’s a lot to learn from it… Craig [Mazin] had ideas on how to adapt the show, it became fascinating to work with another creative that I admire. It became a no-brainer under the umbrella of HBO and all of its content. Troy Baker, who plays Joel in both The Last of Us and the sequel, is adamant that the story will be adapted given’s original plans to make a movie out of it.

“What encourages me the most [about the HBO show] is that while a lot of people in Hollywood stood up and noticed [The Last of Us and its success] and thought, ‘Oh, a lot of people like that, we should make a movie out of it,’ Craig [Mazin] approached it from the fan perspective,” Baker told Fandom in a recent interview (opens in a new tab). “He just wants everyone to know about this experience.

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