In late July came word that filmmaker Joe Carnahan (“The Grey,” “Narc”) had come on board to pen the script for the new film adaptation of the hit PlayStation game franchise “Uncharted” at Sony Pictures. Now though, and not unsurprisingly, it looks as if the studio has pulled the film from its previously scheduled date of June 30th 2017.
The 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 likely to battle with “Overwatch” for ‘Game of the Year’ honors.
Carnahan is unable to helm the film as he 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” movie.
David O. Russell and Neil Burger have been previously attached to direct at various points, while Mark Boal, David O. Russell, David Guggenheim, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, and Cormac and Marianne Wibberley have all had a shot at the script.
The film will likely get a Summer 2018 release.
Source: Box-Office Mojo