Series composer Gustavo Santaolalla joins the project.
Vice president at Naughty Dog, Neil Druckmann, has revealed The Last of Us series composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, will be involved in the recently announced television adaptation of the survival-horror action-adventure games.
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter had the exclusive on the HBO announcement. Screenwriter and director Craig Mazin will be working with Druckmann who’s serving as executive producer for what is expected to run as a series.
Prior to the drama mini-series Chernobyl, Mazin had largely written comedy films including The Hangover Part III, Scary Movie 3, and Senseless. Producer Carolyn Strauss (of Chernobyl, Deadwood, and Game of Thrones) will also be executive producing along with Naughty Dog president Evan Wells.
The Last of Us writer and director Druckmann recently took to Twitter and said: “… Gustavo Santaolalla is joining us to bring over The Last of Us to HBO!”
The Last of Us originally released back in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and a year later for PlayStation 4 to critical acclaim. The upcoming sequel The Last of Last Part II is currently scheduled for release on 29th May for PlayStation 4. Both games are composed by Santaolalla.
The upcoming adaption for HBO is a co-production between Sony Television Productions and PlayStation Productions – this marks the first television series for the latter.