Writer Joe Carnahan has confirmed that the script for the upcoming Uncharted movie has been completed.
Carnahan confirmed the news in an update on his Instagram page, which we’ve included below. As you can see below, he seems pretty chuffed with the end result, so hopefully this will translate to a worthy silver screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s celebrated action-adventure series.
The Uncharted movie has been in development since 2010, back when David O. Russell was attached to the project. His vision of the Naughty Dog-developed videogame series differed considerably from the source material, and included Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. O. Russell dropped out and was replaced by Neil Burger, who was keen to get the project back to its roots. However, he too opted out a year later to join another project, leading to Seth Gordon jumping on board.
Sadly, this didn’t work out either, with the Horrible Bosses director dropping out after Sony Pictures decided to steer the movie in a new creative direction. The movie was initially scheduled to hit cinemas in summer 2017, although with filming due to commence at some point this year that obviously won’t happen. Presumably, the project will surface in 2018, although nothing official has been confirmed as of yet.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was released exclusively for PlayStation 4 back in May 2016, and marks the end of Naughty Dog’s involvement with the franchise. The studio is currently working on Uncharted 4 DLC titled The Lost Legacy, which functions as the series’ first standalone single-player DLC.