The next-gen update of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us hits store shelves for Sony’s PS4 today, so it’s a damn fine day to enjoy some related goodies.
Last week we shared with you a trailer for a one-night-only live performance of the 2013 Game of the Year. That live performance did indeed take place last evening, and, thankfully for everyone who wasn’t able to attend or missed the live stream online, is now online in full.
You can watch it below, but if you’ve not yet played the game (What are you waiting for?! Go now, it’s that good!) do avoid this until you have.
While playing The Last of Us, one of the very best video games 2013 had to offer, did you think to yourself “Gee whiz, I sure would like to see a live stage performance of this!”? Probably not. I mean c’mon now—the set design and construction alone would be too much to ask of anyone.
But for those of you who did think this, there is one chance and one chance only to see something along these lines. This upcoming Monday, July 28th, the main voice cast will take part in a live reading of some of the scenes from the game dubbed The Last of Us: One Night Live. Even better, they’ll be accompanied by Gustavo Santaolalla and his incredible score…which is worth seeing/hearing live alone. Seriously, the music Santaolalla, who already has won two Academy Awards, created could hang with the 2013 Best Original Score Oscar nominees. Not many video games can say that.
You can see a trailer for the live performance, which shares where you can watch online if you’re not one of the lucky few that gets to attend, below, along with a video that looks at Santaolalla’s score.
Director Guillermo del Toro‘s haunting and beautiful Pan’s Labyrinth is one of the truly great films of the past decade. Now the movie is on its way to a second life, this time as a stage musical.
Del Toro, as if not already insanely busy with other things, has been working on the adaptation for four years now, interviewing and finding the talent to make it happen. He’s also already written the book—or libretto: the narrative structure that keeps a musical from just being a concert with people doing random things on stage, basically—with Jeremy Ungar.