The Uncharted Movie Is Once Again Being Charted With A Brand New Writer

Rumblings about a movie based on the hit game series Uncharted have come and gone over the years. So it's no surprise that now, hot off the heels of the latest game, the film adaptation is gearing up once again. Variety reports that Sony has hired Joe Carnahan to write the latest version of the film. Best known as the writer and director of Narc, Smokin Aces and The Grey, Carnahan is currently getting set to direct Bad Boys III. Due to that commitment, he currently isn't planning on directing the Uncharted film, just writing it. If anything gets delayed, though, he could do both.

Uncharted is basically a modern version of Indiana Jones, starring a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake. Drake goes off on adventures to mythic worlds to find precious artefacts and usually ends up needing to shoot a lot of bad guys along the way.

"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," Carnahan told Variety. "Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it."

[Variety]


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    I don't understand. The uncharted games are already quite movie like. They should just tell people to go play the game.......or set up a PS3 at the theatre and I'll come play it for them. That's how my wife enjoys the uncharted games.

      While I agree with you as someone who loves the series, the idea of treasure hunting in a game actually transitions to film reasonably well. Directed well you can get a sense of exploration and excitement from a good adventure film and if they get the formula right, I believe it can work well

      This is exactly how all 4 Uncharted and The Last of Us have been played at my house, too.

      She gets all of the fun goofy-as-shit story with none of the frustrating rubber-band gunplay, janky controls, or random jumps into oblivion for no reason.

    they could just create a new adventure set in the same world. it'd work that way. the story of the film doesn't have to be based on one of the games' stories. I'm sure drake would have had more than the 4 adventures we've played in the games.

    I don't mind the idea of a movie, I just don't get the same satisfaction of playing the game following the story as I do when watching a movie.

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