HBO’s adaptation of the hit video game series Last for us Canada’s director Guild has announced that it will begin production on the coal this July.
Guild lists Last for us – In which Point Pedro Pascal will play Mandalorian And Bella Ramsay Game of Thrones – Starts production in the province on July 5 and closes on June 8, 2022.
Calgary’s union of film and stage technicians, the International Coalition of Drama Staff (IATSE 212), lists the series as planned for production this July.
Craig Machine, who created HBO’s accolades Chernobyl The series is co-written and produced by Neil Truckman, who directed the video game series.
Last for us It takes place in an apocalyptic world 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization.
‘Brutal, heartbreaking journey’
According to HBO, the story focuses on Joel, a hard-working survivor who was hired to abduct 14-year-old Ellie from a “repressed isolation zone”.
Starting out as a small job can turn into a “brutal, heartbreaking journey” as they cross the United States, relying on each other for survival, the network said in a release.
Puntarenas Pascal as Oberin Martell in the HBO series Game of Thrones And the title of the Disney Plus show Mandalorian, Will play Joel. Bella Ramsay starring Lionna Mormont Game of Thrones, Will play Ellie.
Representatives for HBO did not respond to requests for comment, but rumors of a major production in Calgary have been circulating for months.
The Prime Minister of Alberta weighs
During a Facebook live stream on Wednesday, Alberta premiere Jason Kenny pointed to the “most exciting announcement” coming this week.
“[It] I believe film or television production is going to be the biggest in Canadian history, ”Kenny said.
In a statement, Jobs, Economy and Innovation Minister Doug Switzer said Alberta is on track for “a record year in film”, with new privately funded studios being built on demand.
“We welcome any and all products that come here, especially large-scale series from large studios that create thousands of jobs and showcase our beautiful scenes and breathtaking scenes worldwide,” Justin Bradinga said in an email.
The game was critically acclaimed
Original Last for us The video game was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. The game has sold over 20 million copies as of October 2019, making it one of the best-selling PlayStation 3 video games of all time.
Masin said the series will “enhance” the events of the original game An interview with BBC Radio, He considers both video games to be essentially novels.
“I can’t say much about this other than saying, one concern for any one fan is that when the property is licensed to someone else, those people don’t really understand it or are going to change it or make a fool of it,” he said.
“But in this case, I do it with the guy who did it,” Masin continued. “So the changes we make are designed to complement and expand things. Not to undo, but rather to expand.”
Machin said the series was a dream come true for him because he was a fan of the series.
“I’m a little scared because the emotions of everyone connected to this game will be intense,” he said.
Shooting products in coal
Alberta’s film industry is evolving into a year of growing into major American studios Looking north Due to the COVID-19 recession.
Damien Betty, local head of IATSE212, previously told CBC News that some tax breaks make Alberta a more attractive place to shoot.
Last week, Switzerland announced it would lift a cap of $ 10 million on a cap on film and television production restrictions. Draw big plans for the province.
“We are starting to see continued momentum in this sector,” he told a news conference.
The upcoming series of shootings in the Coalfield area is as follows:
- Series Crime Party With Kate Peckinsale.
- A Frock Rock Restart.
- Another season on the CBC Heartland.
Since 2000, the Calgary area has been successful in attracting many big-budget productions to the film. In 2013, when Galaxy And the first season of the FX series Barco Filmed in the region, the total value of the industry reached 4 274 million.