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Old 03-30-2021, 02:49 PM   #1
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HBO's adaptation of the hit video game series The Last of Us will begin production in Calgary this July, according to the Director's Guild of Canada.

The guild lists The Last of Us which will star Pedro Pascal of The Mandalorian and Bella Ramsey of Game of Thrones as starting production in the province on July 5, wrapping up on June 8, 2022.

Calgary's union for film and stage technicians, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE 212), also lists the series as being scheduled for production this July.
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Old 03-30-2021, 02:52 PM   #2
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Very very cool. Love the games
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I was looking forward to starting this series in the near future. Looking forward to do so even more now.
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Old 03-30-2021, 02:59 PM   #4
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those two games have hit me more than any other piece of media in my life. Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck ...
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So....you're saying Pedro is coming to town?

Excellent.....excellent.....
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Old 03-30-2021, 03:43 PM   #6
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The Last Of Us is probably my favorite piece of media ever. This is very cool.
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Oberyn Martell and Lyanna Mormont, should be a good cast.
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CPers better sign up as extras!

Excited it's gonna get directed by the Chernobyl director.
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How would one go about doing this?
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Old 03-30-2021, 04:46 PM   #10
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How would one go about doing this?
They had an opening casting call when Fargo was in town. Guessing similar process?
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I've already hit up my film friends to get a role as an extra in this, crossing fingers!
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Old 03-30-2021, 04:53 PM   #12
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How would one go about doing this?
There's a couple agencies in the city that you can sign up with AFAIK. A co-worker of mine signed up with one and they send her regular emails on what they need at the time.

I have a connection on the show (not with casting), but someone who can probably get some info for you. I'll post if I find anything out.
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I mean if they were looking for a post-apocalyptic wasteland they missed it by 300km or so, but you can only ask actors to put up with so much.

On the plus side, just a few more trips to Peter's and I'll be a shoo in to play a bloater.
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I talked to my co-worker who goes through an agency. She uses this one.

https://www.facesofwendy.com/
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Old 03-30-2021, 08:04 PM   #15
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Damn, I didn't realize the O&G apocalypse had already turned this city into a paragon of urban desolation perfect for The Last of Us
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The 2nd game kind if killed my enthusiasm for the franchise but it is cool that it's being filmed here and with HBO in charge it should have considerably better writing than TWD. I wonder if people are starting to tire of the zombie survival show given how TWD wore out its welcome.
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The 2nd game kind if killed my enthusiasm for the franchise but it is cool that it's being filmed here and with HBO in charge it should have considerably better writing than TWD. I wonder if people are starting to tire of the zombie survival show given how TWD wore out its welcome.
I mean there was literally 8000 of them over the past decade.
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I mean there was literally 8000 of them over the past decade.
Well yeah that's what I mean. Does anyone really get excited when another zombie movie or show is announced?
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They definitely aren't novel anymore, a zombie movie/show can no longer sell itself on the basis of being a zombie movie/show like before. But, for something like Last of Us with that source material and the people involved, I think it does just fine without zombies being a selling point.
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The 2nd game kind if killed my enthusiasm for the franchise but it is cool that it's being filmed here and with HBO in charge it should have considerably better writing than TWD. I wonder if people are starting to tire of the zombie survival show given how TWD wore out its welcome.
By all accounts this is going to be a mega-budget production, not your run of the mill zombie thriller. HBO's betting a lot on the Last of Us brand to pull in viewers but they're going to invest to back that up. GoT is probably a better comparable than TWD.

This will be huge for Calgary's film scene and should provide a case study that can help put us in the consideration set for even more big budget productions.

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