A new spot of The Last of Us has leaked online that shows some small unpublished scenes.
“They say it’s a virus, some kind of parasite,” says Tommy ( Gabriel Luna ) to his brother Joel ( Pedro Pascal ) in a scene that recalls the famous incipit of the video game.
We are at the beginning of the fungal pandemic that transforms humans into bloodthirsty creatures, while chaos spreads around Tommy and Joel ‘s car (in which the latter’s daughter, Sarah , also travels ). This is followed by various shots set several years later, when civilization as we know it has already collapsed, and Joel must help a young girl named Ellie ( Bella Ramsey) which appears to be immune to the infection.
Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl , Borderlands ) created the series for HBO , and has been able to count on Neil Druckmann – author of the Naughty Dog game – as co-director and co-writer. This transposition aims to expand the original story, adding some elements that were cut from the video game. The debut in Italy is expected on January 16 on Sky and NOW .
You can see the spot below.
The Last of Us takes place twenty years after the fall of modern civilization, when a fungal parasite infects humans and turns them into monsters. Joel , a man hardened by the will to survive, is hired to escort 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. It should be an easy job, but it soon becomes a dangerous and brutal journey: together, Joel and Ellie will have to cross what is left of the United States and rely on each other to escape death.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will play Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna will play Tommy , brother of Joel . Merle Dandridge will play Marlene , as he has already done in the video game. Nico Parker will play Joel ‘s daughter Sarah . Also starring Jeffrey Pierce ( Perry ), Murray Bartlett ( Frank ),Lamar Johnson ( Henry ), Nick Offerman ( Bill), Anna Torv ( Tess ), Storm Reid ( Riley ) and Sarah ( Nico Parker ). Natasha Mumba will be Kim Tembo , an original character.
The authors of the series
The series is created by Craig Mazin , creator of Chernobyl and screenwriter of various Hollywood comedies ( Superhero Movie, I am you, Scary Movie 3 and 4 , the sequels of The Hangover ). Mazin will write and produce The Last of Us with Neil Druckman , creator of the video game. The pilot episode will be directed by Kantemir Balagov , a filmmaker native of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, winner of the FIPRESCI award in Cannes for his debut film, Closeness .
Among the directors there will be Jasmila Žbanić ( Esma’s secret, The path ), Ali Abbasi ( Shelley, Border ), Peter Hoar ( Daredevil ) and Neil Druckman himself , creator of the game. The pilot was directed by Kantemir Balagov ( Tesnota, The Autumn Girl ).