Instead, it seems Sony has decided to move forward with a television adaptation in its place. Druckmann is still attached to write and produce the series, but this time with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin. The project has also moved under the PlayStation Productions label which was created in 2019 specifically to create adaptations of popular PlayStation video games.
Other video game adaptations currently being produced at PlayStation Productions include the Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake.The Last of Us HBO series doesn’t have a release date yet, and in a tweet announcing the TV news, Druckmann said that first, they need to release a video game. A reference to The Last of Us Part 2 which is the long-awaited sequel scheduled to be released this year.
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