New details on HBOs The Last Of US Series maker dispels game fans concerns

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New details on HBO’s “The Last Of US”: Series maker dispels game fans’ concerns

In an interview, “Chernobyl” maker Craig Mazin, who will write and produce the film adaptation “The Last Of Us” for HBO, promised fans of the game: The original ending will not be undone!

Fans of games or books know the feeling very well: A series adaptation is announced and from now on people live in the fear that the original material could be ruined.

Craig Mazin is well aware of this concern. He will write and produce the adaptation of the game mega-hit “The Last Of Us” * for the premium program provider HBO (including “Game Of Thrones”, “The Sopranos”). With Neil Druckman, the author and creative director of the game of the game, he is at his side – in other words, the best prerequisites for satisfying the template.

With Neil Druckman, the author and creative director of the game of the game, he is at his side – in other words, the best prerequisites for satisfying the template.

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Mazin reassured the fans in an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Chernobyl Special: “Fans always worry that when a brand is licensed to someone else, these people don’t really know about the substance or change it.” With Druckman’s involvement, however, no one has to have this fear.

Above all, you won’t just undo something important about the story of “The Last Of Us”, let alone the ending: “The changes we’re making are there to fill in gaps and expand things, not something to undo it, but to improve it. “

Above all, you won’t just undo something important about the story of “The Last Of Us”, especially not the end:

Parts of the game left out

The elements with which the series plot is to be expanded are in part actually storylines and events that were intended for the game, but did not make it into the game.

For example, Neil Druckman gave Mazin some plot elements that were thought about for the game at the time, and Mazin took them over for the series.

For example, Neil Druckman gave Mazin some plot elements that were thought about for the game at the time, and Mazin took them over for the series.

But nothing has been added to the story that would only add something episodically, without any sense of the bigger picture: “Everything that we added was chosen very carefully. The elements that are new and add to the storyline are quite organically and seriously linked. Both fans and newcomers will appreciate that. “

“You can’t make everyone happy!”

Still, Mazin is well aware that you can’t always make everyone happy – even the ending of the dystopian first part ended up dividing fans of Ellie and Joel’s story (though not as much as the sequel did last).

Some things will be recreated and rethought for the series in order to be able to tell the story in a different medium, but the essence will remain the same. And a lot of emotions are already linked to this.

So Mazin quips (but it’s probably not all fun, after all, the Game Of Thrones series creators did something 9movies similar to the show’s finale): “I think I’d rather hide in a bunker for a while than you can’t make everyone happy. “

“I think I’d rather hide in a bunker for a while, because you can’t make everyone happy.”

“The Last Of Us Part 2”

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