Newly released behind-the-scenes footage from The Last of Us shows off an absolutely terrifying utilitarian costume for the clicker adaptation.
New behind-the-scenes footage from HBO's The Last of Us shows off the frighteningly utilitarian costumes for clickers. Based on the critically acclaimed 2013 PlayStation 3 video game of the same name, the upcoming horror drama follows hardy survivor Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) as he escorts 14-year-old orphan Ellie (Bella Ramsay) across Post-apocalyptic America A country plagued by fungal infections. After a failed smuggling deal, Joel and his partner Tess (Anatoff) are recruited by Marlene (Mel Dandridge) to send Ellie to the Fireflies, a radical revolutionary group trying to Use Ellie's rare natural immunity to create a vaccine to save the world.
Empire (via @HBOsTheLastOfUs) recently posted a behind-the-scenes look at The Last of Us, showing off the show's terrifyingly practical clicker costume. In the original The Last of Us video game, Clickers are the third stage of a deadly Cordyceps infestation. The ferocious creatures are known as clickers because the clicking sounds they make are used in echolocation, allowing them to navigate their surroundings and find prey. In the first image, Neil Druckmann, co-creator of The Last of Us adaptation and creator of the original game, directs an avatar on the show's Boston Museum set song actor. The second image is of the show's co-creator Craig Mazin with an actor who appears to be playing a recently infected woman. Check out the behind-the-scenes pictures below:
The Last of Us behind the scenesNeil Druckmann, Craig Mazin, Clickerud83dudcf7 Empire Magazine UK pic.twitter.com/TjGCkSP554— The Last of Us HBO - Status (@HBOsTheLastofUs) December 29, 2022
Advances in computer-generated imagery have allowed filmmakers to achieve things previously thought impossible. Now, it can be seen in writer-director James Cameron, who is pushing the limits of VFX in his visual presentation of the Avatar series. However, the CGI look still retains elements of the uncanny valley.
Trailer and promotional material showing how long the HBO production took to actually build the world of The Last of Us. Early scene images and videos show how faithful the show has been in recreating environments and costumes from the original video game. The show's prosthetic designer, Barrie Gower, has previously expressed his excitement about creating monsters for the series and poking fun at them with the authenticity of the original game.
While Mazin and Druckmann pledged to faithfully adapt The Last of Us, they also hinted at exciting new additions and the insertion of previously removed segments from the game into the show. The creators also teased a brand new Infected stage that was made specifically for the upcoming TV adaptation. along with With The Last of Us premiering in two weeks, audiences won't have to wait much longer to see the malevolent clicker come to life.
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