Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov will reportedly be directing the HBO collection.
Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov will reportedly be directing the HBO adaptation of The Final of Us.
Though it was initially speculated that the manufacturing would reunite Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin with director Johan Renck, Hollywood Reporter states Renck needed to drop out due to a scheduling battle, and now Balagov is slated to take the director reins. In keeping with HR, this implies “HBO is aiming for a critical dramatic tone for the variation”.
HBO greenlit the brand new tv adaptation of The Final of Us on the finish of final yr. In addition to Mazin, the mission is progressing beneath the watch of the sport’s author Neil Druckmann, alongside PlayStation Productions, Phrase Video games, and, after all, Naughty Canine.
Although little else is presently identified in regards to the mission, it seems the present will observe the occasions of the unique recreation, with fourteen-year-old Ellie being smuggled out of the quarantine zone by Joel.
The Uncharted film and The Final of Us TV present are “just the start” of Sony’s PlayStation push past video games, the corporate not too long ago stated.
As we reported earlier this week, in a video printed to mark the start of CES 2021, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan talked about the Tom Holland Uncharted film in addition to the HBO The Final of Us present as “just the start of the enlargement of our storytelling into new media and even wider audiences”.
“Sony is a artistic leisure firm, and leisure has by no means been extra vital,” Ryan continued.
Again in Could 2019, Sony launched PlayStation Productions to develop and produce movie and TV tasks primarily based on the corporate’s catalogue of greater than 100 video games. In December 2020, Sony Photos CEO Tony Vinciquerra stated 10 tasks primarily based on Sony’s video video games have been in manufacturing: three motion pictures and 7 TV collection.