Known for his nuclear winter production “Chernobyl”, Craig Mazin announced the famous PlayStation game success “The Last of Us” will be brought to a live-action series. Mazin and creative director, Neil Druckmann are collaborating with HBO to make a film adaptation.
Craig Mazin is well-known for his writing in Hangover movies and “Scary Movie” chapters three and four. Plus, the writer won 2 Emmy Awards for his craft “Chernobyl”. Mazin is already on board with Lionsgate Productions for another film adaptation, “Borderlands”. “The Last of Us” will allow the writer to display his knowledge and experience gained with Lionsgate.
The game was released for PS3 in 2013 then re-released for the PS4 platform in 2014 following a huge success. The game is a combination of deep and stunning storytelling, receiving applause in return for the efforts.
Meanwhile, the announcement has aroused expectations from fans of the video game. The gamers are voicing out their opinion to include Hugh Jackman and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau to play lead roles, while Kaitlyn Dever to play Ellie.
However, Neill Druckmann and HBO recently released an announcement on Twitter about the characters included in the series’ story. Among them are Ellie, Riley, Marlene, Maria, and a few others.
In 2014, following a huge hit, HBO announced plans to make a film with Sam Raini of the “Evil Dead” franchise attached but was put to bed in 2016.
Recently, Sony dedicated its video-game adaptation production line “Playstation Productions”. The company is now on board to make “The Last of Us” its first series. Also, Playstation Productions is working with Tom Holland to make a movie version of “Uncharted”.