Chernobyl’s Johan Renck was at first slated to direct the approaching The Last of Us TELEVISION adjustment for HBO, however scheduling disputes required a modification of strategies. Now a brand-new filmmaker has actually been snatched to direct the upcoming job with Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagov stepping up to the plate as director. 

The brand-new director option has actually been exposed through The Hollywood Reporter, validating that the program is back on track. Balagov is a Russian filmmaker that is no complete stranger to genuine drama and his skills have actually made him the apparently best fit to pilot the upcoming HBO series. 

The Chernobly touch isn’t entirely opted for Renck’s exit. Craig Mazin, the series’ developer, is still connected to the approaching The Last of Us adjustment as an author and co-executive manufacturer. 

Regarding the TELEVISION series itself, the video game’s imaginative director (and now Naughty Dog co-president), Neil Druckmann, has actually validated that he will be working along with Mazin and the rest of the group to bring the story of The Last of Us to life again through a various medium. “Neil Druckmann lacks concern the finest writer operating in the computer game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” Mazin pointed out in a previous interview. “Getting an opportunity to adjust this spectacular masterpiece has actually been an imagine mine for several years, and I’m so honored to do it in collaboration with Neil.”

“From the very first time I took a seat to talk with Craig I was similarly blown away by his method to story and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us,” included Druckmann. We do not have all of the information relating to the approaching program, really little is in fact understood about the narrative instructions and imaginative liberties, however we do understand that it adjusts the very first video game and will “improve” what fans enjoyed about their entry into this world.”

The HBO adjustment will be a retelling of occasions from the very first video game; a strongly heartbreaking tale set twenty years after the fall of civilization as we understand it. The story revolves that of a smuggler called Joel and his father-esque relationship with a more youthful Ellie as they defend survival versus a deadly pandemic without any end in sight. Originally worked with to smuggle a 14-year old Ellie out of a military quarantine location, Joel’s course ultimately ends up being fundamentally linked with Ellie’s as the set finds out more about one another and form a familial bond that was depicted perfectly in the very first video game. 

It will be fascinating to see what this group does to bring such a story to TELEVISION audiences, particularly under the helm of Sony Pictures Television. With PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog all on the cutting edge as manufacturers, the newest video gaming adjustment has high wish for being devoted to a franchise lots of have actually fallen for without being a carbon copy of what we have actually currently experienced. 

What do you think of the current director modification for The Last of Us HBO TELEVISION series? Any casting chooses you’d enjoy to see make it for the program? Sound off with your ideas in the remark area listed below! 

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]