What would the primary teaser for The Final of Us Half Three appear like if it borrowed from Coppola?
The thought for this got here from ending the sport, and questioning how lengthy it might be between now and a possible third installment being launched. We all know that recreation director Niel Druckmann is a large fan of The Godfather Half 2, and if the identical form of growth cycle is utilized between Half 2 and Half 3, will probably be roughly 14 years between the discharge of the primary and final video games.
He and his group could be in an identical place to Paramount Footage in 1990, when The Godfather Half Three hit theaters, the place it had been 18 years between the primary movie and the conclusion of that trilogy. Which is clearly a reasonably very long time, significantly when Sony (like Paramount then) would desire a large hit. Hype will carry you a good distance down that street, however for a sequence as story-focused as The Final of Us you additionally need to remind individuals why they fell in love with these video games within the first place, whereas additionally catering to audiences who could not even have hit their fourth birthday when this complete factor began.
At SpecialGun Productions we do plenty of trailers for online game corporations, together with reside motion (for high-profile titles together with Resident Evil 2 Remake) in addition to cinematic/in-game trailers. Out of idle curiosity I started interested by how Sony and Naughty Canine would do a trailer for The Final of Us Half Three in, say, 2027, and as I had written for VG247 earlier than they requested us to give you one thing.
The apparent reply could be to make use of the template of considered one of my favorite trailers of all time: The Godfather Half 3, given Naughty Canine’s love of Coppola’s sequence. That trailer is a masterpiece: the primary half distills every little thing that’s greatest concerning the first two films into an evocative bundle that recollects the richest, essentially the most placing and saddening moments of these movies into one montage, topped off with THAT rating. Then, as you’ve seen Michael lose every little thing expensive to him, it reveals the viewers what to anticipate from Half 3. (Your mileage could fluctuate on what you assume of the particular movie.) Have a watch of the trailer right here:
In fact, this could solely work if The Final of Us’s blocking, themes, artwork course, performances, and so forth resemble The Godfather in a roundabout way, and naturally they do. (The motorboat on Half 2’s title display alone needs to be a touch as to the movies’ affect). The shot of Ellie internalising Joel’s lie on the finish of Half 1 is much like Kay doing the identical with Michael within the first Godfather film (see beneath); Dina and Ellie’s kiss on the dance is thematically much like Connie’s wedding ceremony (and, in its manufacturing design, even has very related furnishings, the bunting specifically). There are various different examples as you’ll see, and even when they don’t match precisely they’ve an identical really feel.
Lastly, to conclude this enjoyable little experiment, we determined to see how versatile the in-game guitar was, and whether or not it may replicate the Godfather theme. We turned to musician/producer Dan O’Dell, higher generally known as Heartwork. He used a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 to report himself enjoying the related notes and melody out of the in-game guitar, then in his studio performed them by way of keyboard and layered them with components of the in-game OST to create a mixture of the 2 themes. It sounds nice, and you may hear the ends in the trailer itself. We additionally added a spoof voice over mimicking the one on the unique, as a result of you possibly can’t have a trailer with out Trailer Man. Right here it’s:
In order that’s a technique Sony and Naughty Canine may do it. Now let’s see in the event that they let Naughty Canine name it ‘The Demise of Ellie’.
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