With the show currently filming its first reason in the Alberta, Canade region, Damian Petti a union president in the area has opened up about the scale of HBO
's upcoming series based on Naughty Dog
's The Last of Us
. Apparently it's the largest film or television project currently shooting in Canada and each episode's budget is in the region of over 10-million USD.
Which means it'll be more like Game of Thrones than say a regule ol' TV show. As per Damian's interview with CTV News (via Dark Horizons
), "The Last of Us, which commences photography this week, is indeed a monster. It has five art directors and employs an army of hundreds of technicians. It has had six months of prep and shoots [in Alberta] for 12 months."
The Last of Us stars Pedro Pascal as Joel (who was in Game of Thrones and is currently better know for being The
Mandalorian), Bella Ramsey as Ellie (another Game of Thrones vet), and is led by 'Chernobyl' creator Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann.
When the show was originally announced
, Craig Mazin noted, "I think fans of something worry that, when the property gets licensed to someone else, those people don’t really understand it, or are going to change it. In this case, I’m doing it with the guy who did it (Neil Druckman), and so the changes that we’re making are designed to fill things out and expand; not to undo, but rather to enhance."
Throw in a massive budget and the sort of quality that almost a given at this point when it comes to HBO and this could be the most impressive videogame adaptation ever made. IF nothing else it's going to be one hell of a ride.