One of the most anticipated video game adaptations in the pipeline is the dystopian survival epic. The last of us. In new photos from the set of the film, we can finally see how faithful the next version of HBO Max will be to its source material. The answer? Pretty faithful!
The photos show just how closely the show’s creators are paying attention to the smallest details of its main characters, Joel and Ellie, played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, respectively.
Have a look:
First of all, the clothes are perfect, with Elle wearing her gray shirt under a red one with a collar. Joel is also wearing her signature denim shirt. But what’s really exciting are the smallest details; Ellie has her backpack and Joel has his own backpack as well as his gun slung over his shoulder, complete with brown sling.
If the creators of the show are paying attention to little details like this, then there is hope that this show will end up being one of the best video game adaptations to television series.
Ramsey previously said that the show would be true to the game, but the new footage illustrates just how true this will be. The last of us is being developed by Craig Mazin, the creator of the acclaimed HBO limited series Chernobyl. The game follows Joel as he tries to get Ellie out of a quarantine zone on a world that has been decimated by a brain-eating fungus.
There’s no official release date yet, but it’s expected to hit HBO Max (or whatever name the service is given when it merges with Warner Bros Discovery) sometime in 2023.