More The Last of Us Directors Announced For HBO Series
As the biggest Hollywood productions go back into filming, the many video game adaptations in the works are taking shape into their fullest forms. The live-action Borderlands movie is in the midst of filming and a Fallout adaptation is also in the works for Amazon. HBO’s The Last of Us series is also taking further shape, with the most recent updates casting actors Pedro Pascal as Joel and Gabriel Luna as Tommy. As the beginning of filming grows nearer, more of the creative positions behind the camera are being filled, including the list of The Last of Us directors.
As reported by Game Informer, HBO and Naughty Dog have announced new The Last of Us directors that will direct specific episodes of the upcoming live-action series. Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbasi have been recruited to serve as episode directors under showrunners Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann. The pair join Beanpole director Kantemir Balagov, who has been tapped to direct the pilot of the series after Johan Renck was forced to leave the project due to a scheduling conflict.
Jasmila Žbanić most recently directed the Academy Award-nominated foreign film Quo Vadis, Aida?, while Ali Abbasi most recently directed the Swedish fantasy film Border. No set dates for filming have been confirmed yet, but some sources believe filming will begin this July in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. With filming likely to continue on into 2022, it may not be until late 2022 at the earliest for the series to set its premiere. Hopefully with these new The Last of Us directors in tow, production can begin soon so the series’ release can arrive before the real world starts developing parasitic clickers and spores of its own.
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