‘Uncharted’ Movie Moving Forward with ‘The Grey’ Screenwriter

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This one’s been circling a start for quite a while now, but it seems like the long-gestating Uncharted movie may finally be close to fruition.

Sony has hired filmmaker Joe Carnahan to pen the latest draft of the screenplay, an adaptation of the hugely popular video game franchise Uncharted.

According to Variety, Carnahan, who is best known for writing/directing Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team and The Grey, will be writing the screenplay but will not be able to direct due to scheduling issues.

“In a perfect world I would love to do both, but right now, I’m only on board to write the script,” Carnahan told Variety.

The filmmaker also expressed what has attracted him to the video game adaptation.

“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.”

Carnahan has plenty on his plate at the moment. The filmmaker will next be directing Bad Boys 3, which is expected to head into production early next year with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence both set to return. Carnahan’s also attached as co-writer on Eli Roth’s upcoming Death Wish remake.

No director has yet been chosen for the Uncharted movie, nor is there a lead actor officially attached to play lead character Nathan Drake. David O. Russell was once circling to direct an Uncharted movie with Mark Wahlberg in the lead, but that failed to get off the ground.

Fingers crossed we roll to a start sometime in the near future.

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