Finally, after many years of stalls, the film adaptation of the PlayStation’s biggest exclusive game franchise “Uncharted” is finally making its way to the big screen.
At last report Joe Carnahan has finished the screenplay which will be full of big, crazy action and potentially R-rated, and director Shawn Levy is set to helm the property. Surprisingly one group is apparently not involved in the film at all – the game series developer Naughty Dog.
Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann, who wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of “The Last of Us” which is currently stuck in its own development hell, revealed on Twitter last week that neither himself or anyone else at the company knows what Sony is doing with the Uncharted movie.
Druckmann said in a tweet: “No one at Naughty Dog has read the script. No idea what the movie is about let alone its tone” when a fan noted to him that the game’s lighthearted action adventure didn’t require an R-rating.
A game’s developer being involved in a film adaptation, such as Ubisoft with “Assassin’s Creed,” has so far has not proven to be any more successful critically or commercially than those without any involvement.
No production schedule has yet been announced for the “Uncharted” film though it is rumored to begin shooting this year ahead of a 2018 release.