Chronic The Last of Us: The series loses its director
The Last of Us series, announced in March 2020, announces its news. The team behind the project is gradually gathering despite the loss of a director. Tiraxa takes stock on the first day of the day.
Since the release of its first episode on PS3 in 2013, The Last of Us saga has seduced many gamers with its very meticulous writing and lovable characters in a post-apocalyptic universe. A cocktail that also convinced Home Box Office (Game of Thrones, WestWorld, Chernobyl …) to make a number of them. If we learned two months ago that the series was still on track, HBO had to review its cast.
An award-winning director in Cannes
Tiraxa states that the first episode of the series (or the pilot) should be directed by Johan Renck, the director of Chernobyl. But The Hollywood Reporter explains that Renck left the project for planning reasons. He was immediately replaced by Kantemir Balagov, a Russian director who won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. A coherent choice for Naughty Dog: in its games, the studio emphasizes human relationships in difficult contexts, an area that Balagov has mastered. And this is all the more relevant in terms of the series’ story as there will be two close friends who were traumatized by World War II.
Finally, Tiraxa reports that the team responsible for the series is intact despite being replaced. Neil Druckmann (co-president of Naughty Dog) leads the project, which includes Craig Mazin (creator and screenwriter of Chernobyl) and Carolyn Strauss, producer at HBO. However, she recalls that no actor was approached for the roles of Joël and Ellie.
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By Chat Mhg, Writing from igamesnews.com