For those who haven’t played Naughty Dog in a video game series, “The Last of Us” tells the story of Joel, a grizzly smuggler tasked with escorting a little girl named Ellie. Through a post full of zombies. Horrific landscapes. The game is a well-developed storyline that is more about the characters on this journey than the zombie marathon. Joel and Ellie are both complex and have been shattered by the decline of civilization around them. Safe zones are tyrannical military nightmares, nature is full of fungi infected with zombies and the worst of all humanity.
The game likes to play with perspective (you start playing the game before the outbreak as little Joel girl) and shades of gray. In the sequel to the game, they go even further, putting you in the place of the hero you love and the antagonist who has very good reasons.
In short, it has all the makings of a badass show, especially now that we know Druckmann will take the lead on at least one episode.
Other directors revealed or confirmed by the DGC document are writer Craig Mazin himself, Yasmila Obanik (“Quo Vadis, Aida”), Kantemir Balagov (“Beanpole”) and Peter Hoar (“Daredevil” and “The Umbrella Academy”). IMDb also lists Ali Abbasi (“The Frontier”) as a director.
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