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    Last year, TV network HBO announced that it will adapt The Last of Us video game into a TV series with Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann attached to the production. In a recent exclusive report, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Ellie will be played by Bella Ramsey, known for her role as Lyanna Mormont in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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    Shortly after, Deadline revealed in an exclusive piece of its own that The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal will star as Joel in the live-action adaptation.

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    Craig Mazin, creator of HBO’s Chernobyl series, is responsible for the script and executive production along with Neil Druckmann. The pilot will be directed by Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov.

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  2. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac Member

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    Boring actors for lame characters. Good.
     
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    but Craig Mazin's head is too square and it doesn't roll as golf ball.
     
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    Pedro Pascal will now forever be typecast as the “gruff but ultimately caring father figure” thanks to the Mandalorian.
     
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    What a bullshit take...
     
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    Seems like apt casting. This show could be good. I'm cautiously optimistic!

    I just hope it doesn't turn into another Walking Dead and outstay its welcome. It would be good if they have a story to tell and commit to just that.
     
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    Joel is gonna die!
    Prepare for the earthquake, people!
     
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    With shows like Chernobyl and Watchmen simply telling their story and moving on, I'm cautiously confident that this is still "the rule" at HBO, with Game of Thrones being the exception. We all know that this is a flexible rule if the money's good enough, though.
     
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    Regular Tv watcher are not as triggered by these things as ultra fan-people in gaming. This is made for the wide audience, to show a great story to the masses outside of the gaming community. The show runner said it himself, this story has to be experienced by more people than just gamers.

    It will have impacts because it is designed to make you feel fury, loss, anger and hate towards Abbie and company. We were not prepared, for that loss and that is why it worked. Too soon, inglorious, no goodbye, no forgiveness from those who you have wronged. Simple, raw human death.

    I am sure it will make headlines as most violent death in TV in the year it comes out. I hope they do not tone down any of the violence of the games. I like Pedro as Joel.
     
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    Rumors on the net say that Adam Sandler will be playing as a golf club in this adaptation.
     
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    I Imagine this will be like The Walking Dead, people love the first season and want it cancelled by three.
     
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    Too bad it's not Netflix then, as they'd never let it get to a third (or second) season.
     
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    This story is perfect for the series medium because it is already so exploitative in how it wants everything to be ultra dramatic and sad every 30 minutes that it will work out just fine. Now whether people who are not gamers are willing to stand that convoluted mess of a plot... well, that's a different question.
     
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    Bella Ramsey is such a bad of an actor in "His dark materials". I can't see her pull Ellie of with what I saw from that series.
    But I haven't seen her in any other project so she might be good.
     
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    What?! Pedro ? I dont want him as Joel. SKIP!
     
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    Looks good. I have faith.
     
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    I’ll give it a chance HBO is good with drama
     
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    Much better cast than Tom Holland as Nathan Drake at the very least.
     
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    Huh. Not sure how I feel about these picks for those characters, but they're generally good actors so I'll give them a chance.
     
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