HBO’s “The Last of Us” series has appointed a new director.
According to the “Hollywood Reporter”, Russian film producer Kantemir Balagov will guide the pilots in the adaptation of “Naughty Dog” (The Last of Us) by HBO. )adaptation.
As early as March 2020, it was announced that the title developed by Naughty Dog was getting its own HBO series, with Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin at the helm, while the executive officer was produced and written by Neil Druckmann. At first it was thought that Chernobyl director Johan Renck would be the director, but Renck succumbed due to a conflict of schedule.
Balakoff directed the film “Intimate Contact” for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI Award. In 2019, Barragov won the Best Director Award and FIPRESCI Award in Cannes for the film “Dougi”This is also the entry for the best international feature film of the 92nd Oscars in Russia.
Druckmann and Mazin will co-produce the series with Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl, Game of Thrones), Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Qizilbash and Carter Swan.
20 years after modern civilization was destroyed, the series will focus on the events of the original game.