Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann is making the move into live-action filmmaking by helming at least one episode of HBO’s The Last of Us, based on the classic video game on which he also served as director and co-writer.
The 42 year-old is part of the show’s writing staff and executive producorial team, too, so his fingerprints will be all over the lavish small screen effort whenever it eventually comes to our living rooms.
Production is set to continue until next summer, with recent set photos indicating that an entire Canadian town is being taken over and transformed into one of the game’s most notable locations. HBO are funneling upwards of $10 million into each installment of the event series, and if The Last of Us turns out to be the hit everyone’s expecting to be, it can’t be ruled out that the console sequel could end up getting the same treatment eventually.
Taking to social media, Druckmann revealed that he’s wrapped up his stint behind the camera, praising the personnel involved in bringing his baby to life.
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We haven’t seen much from The Last of Us in an official capacity bar a single image, but there have been murmurings of some footage arriving fairly soon, which is something the fans are hoping will turn out to be true given the levels of hype and anticipation.