Jeffrey Pierce, best known for his voice work as Tommy in The Last Of Us, revealed some insights into the upcoming HBO adaptation, citing the scripts he’d received as “breathtaking”, and some of the best he’d ever read.
Speaking in a podcast with To All The Films We Judged Before, Pierce said: ”I’ve read a couple of the scripts and they are breathtaking, every piece of tone and texture of the game exists in the writing and then it’s a hundred times more because you get to do so much more [because] it’s all cinematic it’s not at all gameplay."
Pierce, whose work includes stints throughout the Call Of Duty franchise, was recently confirmed to play an original character, Perry, a quarantine zone survivor in Boston with a rebellious streak, and that’s about all we know about him. Pierce touches upon the fact that he won’t be playing Tommy, Joel’s brother, after providing motion capture and voice work for the character.
"I think they’re the best scripts I’ve ever seen in terms of level of detail, level of texture,” Pierce says. He further praised Neil Druckmann for his work on the series, comparing the games to The Godfather films and hailing them as “two perfect gems”.
Filming is underway for HBO’s adaptation of The Last Of Us, as the first photos emerged from a set in Fort Macleod in Canada. Standing in for Austin, Texas, the hometown of Joel and Sarah, the various photos reveal emergency vehicles and camera rigs.
The Last of Us TV series will be based on the events from Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed post-pandemic title, charting a dangerous trek across what remains of the US as Joel smuggles an immune 14-year old Ellie to a military group, The Fireflies, in a bid to create a vaccine for the Cordyceps virus.