Joe Carnahan To Pen “Uncharted” Film

“The Grey” and “Narc” director Joe Carnahan has come onboard to pen the latest draft of the script for the film adaptation of the video game series “Uncharted” at Sony Pictures.

The Playstation game series follows Nathan Drake as he seeks lost civilizations and their treasures with the help of journalist Elena Fisher and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan. A fourth and final game in the series was released earlier this year and is a serious ‘Game of the Year’ contender on many sites.

Carnahan is unable to helm the project as well unless production is pushed back. Carnahan is currently committed to direct “Bad Boys 3” for Sony early next year which is when the studio also hopes to get going on the “Uncharted” film. Funnily enough it was an earlier draft of “Uncharted” by David Guggenheim that landed that scribe the job of doing the script for “Bad Boys 3”.

David O. Russell and Neil Burger have been previously attached to direct “Uncharted” at various points. Talking about the gig, Carnahan tells Variety:

“In a perfect world I would love to do both, but right now, I’m only on board to write the script. Archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, but that world has always fascinated me. Especially when you go to a museum today and wonder how a piece got there to begin with. Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it.”

The film will likely get a Summer 2018 release.