The Last of Us' teaser has arrived

If the idea of playing a remastered version of a game doesn't appeal to you, perhaps you'd be interested in a live-action adaptation of Naughty Dog's 2013 PS3 smash hit

HBO recently posted a series of tweets showcasing clips from the TLoU TV show teaser trailer, in which they demonstrated how closely the show will adhere to the game in terms of its composition

pacing, and even character expressions. It's rare to see live-action adaptations of video games look this on par with the original source material

but the footage here does. Fans may find this satisfying, as video game movies are frequently criticised for being too different from the source material.

By March of 2020, it was widely reported that a TV series based on The Last of Us was in the works. It was the goal of HBO's Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog's

Neil Druckmann to bring to life Joel and Ellie's story of struggle and survival in a post-apocalyptic America. At this year's Summer Game Fest, Druckmann dubbed the HBO/Sony/PlayStation collaboration

"the most authentic video game adaptation yet." And judging by the eight-second clip HBO tweeted earlier today, Druckmann may not have been exaggerating.

The quality and frequency of live-action adaptations of video games have both increased recently. Video games have proven to be excellent fodder for film and television

as evidenced by the success of adaptations like Detective Pikachu and the recent Sonic movies. Authenticity of the upcoming Fallout TV show is surprising even from set leaks.

Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that the 20 or so seconds we've seen so far show that the tone largely translates well, given that The Last of Us games already aspired toward cinematic flair.

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