‘The Last of Us’: Kantemir Balagov Tapped To Direct Series Pilot For HBO

There is a new update concerning HBO’s upcoming Last of Us series based on the popular post-apocalypse video game franchise from Naughty Dog and PlayStation.

Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centers on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for a deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Kantemir Balagov will direct the series pilot.

Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov, the Cannes darling behind drama Beanpole, has been tapped to direct the pilot for the adaptation of the hit video game.

He replaces Chernobyl’s Johan Renck, who left due to scheduling conflicts.


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