In a current article with The New Yorker, Naughty Canine’s co-president, Neil Druckmann, and The Final of Us’ HBO collection showrunner, Craig Mazin, focus on the evolution of video video games. Notably, they speak about how The Final of Us got here to be tailored right into a TV present, and what’s subsequent for Naughty Canine.
There’s initially numerous dialogue concerning the curse of online game diversifications. Let’s be actual, video video games tailored for the silver display have by no means accomplished all that properly, except you’re a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. “Hopefully, it will put that video-game curse to mattress,” Druckmann stated concerning The Final of Us’ TV collection adaptation. Mazin, alternatively, suggests with fun that, “it’s gonna make it worse.”
“Generally diversifications haven’t labored as a result of the supply materials is just not sturdy sufficient. Generally they haven’t labored as a result of the individuals making it don’t perceive the supply materials,” says Druckmann. Nonetheless, Druckmann thinks the connection between video video games and diversifications of them has shifted considerably, and for the higher.
All in all, Druckmann seems to be of the agency perception that video video games, movie, and TV can all mix collectively, particularly provided that varied business professionals are open to switching between mediums. An instance being that composer and Oscar-winner, Gustavo Santaolalla, was secured to attain The Final of Us.
This then leads Druckmann to speak about Naughty Canine’s plans for the longer term. The subsequent mission is supposedly “structured extra like a TV present” than something the studio has made earlier than, and the co-president has been assembling a whole writers’ room for the mission.
The Final of Us is about to premiere on HBO Max on January 15, 2023. Will you be tuning in, or are your eyes extra peeled for Naughty Canine’s subsequent mission?