The Last of Us show will feature ‘jaw drop’ moment not in the original game

The Last of Us show will feature ‘jaw drop’ moment not in the original game

12th August 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

HBO’s The Last of Us TV show will contain a “jaw drop” moment that wasn’t featured in the original video game.

The small screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed franchise was first announced earlier this year.

At the time, it was revealed that Craig Mazin – director of Chernobyl – was signed to direct the upcoming series.

In a recent interview with BBC Must Watch, he revealed the HBO show is a chance for scrapped scenes from the original title to be revisited.

He spoke about how Neil Druckmann – Vice President at Naughty Dog – said there was a particular moment that nearly made it into the final cut.

“I was like, GONK! Okay, jaw drop, that’s going in!” said Mazin while laughing.

“We have to do that. You couldn’t stop me from doing that, you will have to shoot me to stop me from doing that. So, we’re doing that.”

The moments that Mazin references have not been chosen randomly, but rather they were selected to enhance the overall narrative.

“There’s quite a few things like that, where it’s not like we just decided, ‘wouldn’t it be cool if Joel and Ellie got on motorcycles and confronted a motorcycle gang?’ That’s not what we do.

“There’s no episodic nonsense here. This is all very much curated, but the things that are new and enhancing of the story line we’re doing is all connected in organic, serious ways that I think fans of the game and newcomers alike will appreciate.”

HBO’s The Last of Us TV series is currently in the writing phase though, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, production is limited.

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