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‘The A-Team Writer’ Joe Carnahan Tapped to Write Uncharted Movie Adaptation

The Uncharted movie has been silent for a while but now we’re seeing movement with the announcement of the hiring of ‘The A-Team’ writer Joe Carnahan.


Variety reports that Atlas Entertainment Production has tapped the services of Screenwriter and director Joel Carnahan for the live-action adaptation of the hit Sony game Uncharted which stars the protagonist Nathan Drake.

Carnahan states:

Archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, but that world has always fascinated me. Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it.

We’ve got no doubt that Carnahan could do great things with the project, there’s a ton of other lost civilizations out there that Nathan Drake can destroy and discover so hopefully, we get to see lots of gunfighting and running and jumping around for this adaptation.

The announcement shines a bit of light into the project which has been in development hell for quite some time now. Considering Sony has a lot of money, why they never fast tracked this project is beyond us. Maybe because the video game movies are still bearing the stigma of being bad adaptations.

Or maybe because the project has gone through so much changes, there’s very little handholds to grab onto (see I made an Uncharted reference). The last time we were thoroughly excited for this project it was rumored that Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) would portray the video game adventurer.

The actual game debuted in 2007 for the Playstation 3 and featured Drake on an adventure to find his “ancestor” Sir Francis Drake. Along the way he hunts artifacts and as several follows up sprung out, he uncovers more and more lost civilizations. The last game they released for the franchise was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End which we had streamed for a good while.

The Uncharted movie is supposed to be released in theaters June 30, 2017

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