The filming of The Last of Us is over: to announce it was the creator of the series, Craig Mazin.
With a very concise tweet that aroused the response of Bella Ramsey , interpreter of Ellie . The young actress has published a gif taken from the video game in which she ellie she says she is not even tired (only to fall asleep shortly after).
As we know, the show can count on Neil Druckmann , author of the game, as co-director and co-writer. This adaptation aims to expand the original story by adding some elements that were cut from the video game. Pedro Pascal plays Joel , the male lead.
Mazin , appreciated for his work in Chernobyl , recently also wrote the film Borderlands , another transposition of a famous video game. The series does not yet have a release date, but we will keep you updated.
In the meantime, you will find the tweets below.
— Bella Ramsey (@BellaRamsey) June 11, 2022
The Last of Us is set 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 a simple job, but it quickly becomes a dangerous and brutal journey: together, Joel and Ellie must traverse what’s left of the United States and rely on each other to escape death.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will lend faces to Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna will be Tommy , Joel ‘s brother. Merle Dandridge will play Marlene , as he has already done in the video game. Nico Parker will lend his face to Sarah , Joel ‘s daughter. Also starring Jeffrey Pierce ( Perry ), Murray Bartlett ( Frank ), Nick Offerman ( Bill ), Anna Torv ( Tess) and Storm Reid ( Riley ). Natasha Mumba will play Kim Tembo , an original character.
The authors of the series
The series is conceived by Craig Mazin , creator of Chernobyl and screenwriter of various Hollywood comedies ( Superhero Movie, I am you, Scary Movie 3 and 4 , the sequels to The Hangover ). Mazin will write and produce The Last of Us with Neil Druckman , author of the video game. The pilot episode will be directed by Kantemir Balagov , native director of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, winner of the FIPRESCI award at Cannes for his debut film, Closeness .
Directors will include 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 ).