Taking into account that The Last of Us is a game developed by Naughty Dog for Playstation and that this game console belongs to Sony, which in turn is also a film and television studio, it is still striking that the idea of adapting the video game to a television series came from HBO Max and not from its parent studio.
In fact, there was a time when Sony considered making a movie of The Last of Us, an opportunity they missed and now regret, as Tom Rothman, the studio’s head of film and entertainment, confessed in an interview with Business Insider.
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“Yes, (we regret this decision), but On the other hand, I am very happy with what they have achieved. I think it’s much better as a series than as a movie. I’m jealous, but in the best possible way,” acknowledged Rothman, who also explained why they had decided not to censor films like Spider-Man: No Way Home despite not being able to release it in China.
“We have refused to remove many things. We also refused to remove a scene from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Our position is that we edit the same for film as for television and if we have to remove something it is because it hurts sensibilities, it is violent or sexually unpleasant, but not because it goes against ideas”.
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The Last of Us, a success for HBO Max
Despite the fact that we are only in the second month of 2023 and that The Last of Us has only broadcast five of the ten episodes that make up its first season, it can already be said that It is one of the best series of this year.because there is no chapter that does not leave both critics and the general public with their mouths open.
The numbers do not lie, and it is that its fourth episode has been viewed by more than 7 million people around the world on the first night of its premiere. Without a doubt, HBO Max made the right decision by taking over the rights to The Last of Us video game.
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