Final of Us Reshoots Helped Add Extra of a Essential Character

Gabriel Luna as Tommy in The Final of Us.
Picture: HBO

The phrase “reshoots” means various things to completely different folks. Some assume they’re a sign of a troubled production, one that should repair its personal errors. Others see them as a blessing, a uncommon probability to return and make something better with added perspective. Relying on the state of affairs each viewpoints could be true, however on HBO’s The Last of Us, reshoots fall squarely in that second class. They gave the present much more emotion than the game it’s based on.

Chatting with the PlayStation Blog, Final of Us showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann revealed that a number of scenes in the premiere episode’s first section, which focuses on Joel and his household on the day the virus begins to unfold, had been reshot so as to add extra of a selected character. It’s a choice that can repay later for the viewers.

“That breakfast scene [in the premiere] is a type of scenes that originally after we shot it, Tommy wasn’t there, and we had a price range to reshoot a number of the stuff within the pilot, and that’s a type of concepts that we got here up with,” Druckmann informed the positioning. “We acquired him into that breakfast scene, and that telephone name the place Joel has to bail him out of jail, that was a part of the reshoot as properly.”

With Tommy being Joel’s main motivation to leave the Quarantine Zone with Ellie, and who’ll play a bigger function transferring forward, introducing him sooner and giving him extra to do than he does within the authentic online game model felt like a type of situations the place the group might give the sport a bit of enhance.

“You see fairly shortly that Tommy’s greater than able to caring for himself, in reality, it’s Tommy who saves Joel’s life [in the premiere],” Mazin mentioned. “And that fascinating idea of who wants saving and who’s going to do the saving is a theme that we are going to convey up time and again and over.”

Head over to the PlayStation Weblog to learn extra from not simply Mazin and Druckmann however Gabriel Luna, who performs Tommy, and Pedro Pascal, who performs Joel. Recreation builders from Naughty Canine additionally clarify massive adjustments and choices made within the opening sequence of the sport, which then turned the primary act of the present.

The primary episode of The Last of Us is now streaming.


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