The Last of Us: Mazin and Druckmann in the new making of the TV series.
Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin discuss the Clicker and… the mechanics of wounds and healing.
In the second installment of Naughty Dog’s new series, Building The Last of Us , the team developers delve into some aspects of creating one of the most well-known enemies of The Last of Us : the Clickers . Naughty Dog and PlayStation developers have broken down the art, sound, animation and origins of Clicker creation in The Last of Us, with insights into the iconic Clicker sound, the way Clickers move from The Last of Us and with a look at never-before-seen Clicker concept art.
Also, in episode 2 of Building The Last of Us, Blooming Terror, executive producers of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, discuss the philosophy behind adapting the action games of The Last of Us in the live-action version of The Last of Us. Druckmann discusses his television directorial debut with the second episode of The Last of Us on HBO, while one of the original voices of the Clickers reflects on the enduring legacy of these foes in their live-action debut.
Also interesting is a “detail” that differentiates the video game and the series, namely the approach to wounds and related treatments.
According to Mazin:
We like action scenes better if they are unique and standalone, with each one having a different impact on the story. In the serial, we had to do some things differently from the game, [for example] the game has healing mechanics. But these are things that do not make sense in a TV series. You can’t crouch down, blindfold yourself and go back to your seat. So, violence has a different impact. Even small doses of violence can do a lot of damage, damage that could last much longer, if not be permanent.Advertisement
The story of The Last Of Us takes place twenty years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel, a cunning survivor, is tasked with getting Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of a heavily guarded quarantine zone. A seemingly easy task that soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey, as the two will have to cross the United States together and depend on each other for survival.
It stars Pedro Pascal as Joel and British rising star Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Gabriel Luna is Tommy, Anna Torv plays Tess, and British actress Nico Parker is Sarah. Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Storm Reid as Riley, and Merle Dandridge as Marlene. The cast also includes Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, Elaine Miles as Florence. And with Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.
The series is written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (The Last Of Us video game) who are also executive producers. The Last Of Us is a Sony Pictures Television co-production with Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam serving as executive producers. The series is produced by PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.