‘The Last Of Us’ Adaptation To Start Production In July

The HBO live-action series based on the mega-hit The Last Of Us video game franchise from Naughty Dog will get rolling in earnest this summer.

The eagerly awaited series–first announced more than a year ago–is expected to start production July 5 in Calgary, Alberta, according to a report from comingsoon.net. Sources indicated filming should wrap sometime in June 2022.

This comes fast on the heels of the news–as reported here in Horror News Network–that Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey have signed on to play the lead roles of Joel and Ellie in the series.

The video game–as all gamers know–follows Joel, a smuggler, as he escorts a teenage girl, Ellie, across a post-apocalyptic America. The original game–which has won several Game of the Year Awards–has sold more than 17 million units since its launch in 2013. Its sequel–The Last Of Us Part II–debuted on PlayStation 4 last June and sold more than four million units its first weekend.

The HBO adaptation–written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann–has Kantermir Balagov on board to helm the pilot episode. The project is being produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Last Of Us series on HBO.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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