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The Last of Us HBO series pilot to be directed by Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagov

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 16:55 GMT A new director has been pegged for HBO’s The Last of Us series.Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot for HBO’s adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Back in March 2020, it was announced the Naughty Dog developed title was getting its own HBO series and was being helmed by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and executive produced and written by Neil Druckmann. It was initially thought Chernobyl director Johan Renck would direct, but due to a scheduling conflict, Renck has bowed out.Balagov made his debut as…

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The Last of Us HBO series has a “jaw drop” moment cut from the original game

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:23 GMT One detail left out of the original The Last of Us made more sense to include in the HBO adaptation.Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin, who’s creating The Last of Us HBO series, previously said that it will only fill out the details and expand the world, not take away from what’s already there.In a new interview with BBC’s Must Watch (via Eurogamer), Mazin talked a little bit about what that commitment means in practice.“Our goal is not to keep you in love with The Last of Us, but to make you fall in…