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    The Hollywood Reporter just broke an exclusive piece reporting that the TV network HBO will adapt the hit video game The Last of Us into a TV series. Craig Mazin, the creator behind acclaimed HBO limited series Chernobyl, will handle the adaptation while Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of the video game, will also be involved to write for and executive produce the series. THR also reports that Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions will co-produce the project which will be the latter's first television series.

    According to the report, the adaptation will be based on the events of the original game, "with the possibility of additional content based on the forthcoming game sequel, The Last of Us Part II".

    "From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig I was equally blown away by his approach to narrative and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us," said Druckmann in a statement according to THR. "With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, harrowing, emotional masterpiece. I couldn't think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show."

    Are you looking forward to how this adaptation will turn out?

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  3. banjo2

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    Never played it, but I hope it's good, I guess
     
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    Because the Uncharted movie went so well...

    This has potential though. HBO might be able to pull it off.
     
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    Like we didn't have enough poorly written zombie shows
     
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    Good God Hollywood is desperate

    They can't re-do Sonic the Movie financial success every time.
     
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    That could lead into a really cool TV series if they do it right. But we all know how it works. It will probably be nothing anyone on this planet should ever watch.
     
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    I trust HBO and Craig Mazin to do it justice
     
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    No more money, Netflix?
     
  10. Flame

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    first "the Witcher" series, now "the Last of us" series next we need Tetris series. once you we get 10 episode its a complete set of a season. and that season disappears forever.


    Uncharted movie? we in 2020 Chary is living in 2021

    how much of us % of us die of covid-19 chary?
     
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    There is a Tetris movie in case you didn't know :ph34r:
     
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    I doubt we'll see a Tetris TV Series since they're supposed to be making a film trilogy.

    Although it wouldn't surprise me if we see adaptions of more video game adaptations.....Crash Bandicoot?
     
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    i didnt ! it must of disappeared from my memory.
     
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    Unrelated tangent but I was at pub trivia last night and our team came in first by 1 point because I remembered Joel's brother's name was Tommy.

    Got $50 out of it.

    Who says playing video games doesn't pay the bills?

    More to the point... This series is going to suck.
     
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    This is a fantastic idea. A couple of thoughts. Posting this to encourage people to play this gem of a game. While certain elements may not transition well (i used to spend quite a bit of time at the title screen listening to that track) the majority will be great. When I played this it felt like playing a great hollywood movie. The storyline is so compelling. I was at the end game when a funny thing happened to me. At the time my tv had a small little spider on the screen. I didn’t realize it was actually behind the protective screen layer. When I smooshed it left a spot on my tv. I tried playing with it but it wasn’t the same. So here I am. 3am I took apart my tv cleaned the inner screen. Put my tv back together. Went right back to playing. That is how good The last of us is. Strongly suggest it to anyone who is on the fence. Don’t go by what people post or fanboy crap. Play it for yourself.
     
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    make it interactive then im in
     
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    before w̶o̶k̶e̶man... i mean watchman ;) i would have believed you.
    now i think they will let SJW identity politics ruin what could otherwise be a good story, not sure how but i think they can find a way.
     
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    Maybe Just maybe it wont be a hot ton of donkey poo ....................................... Like The Witcher
     
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    Oh boy! I can’t wait for them to fuck this one up!
     
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    Played it few years ago. It was very good game. Can't wait for the sequel. This series....no idea. Dont see the trailer about hbo series just yet.
     
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    With Neil Druckman writing I have some hope in this, and I usually ignore video game shows/movies.
     
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