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'Uncharted' movie, news & updates: Sony removes schedule for the film adaptation?

By Lorenz Acevedo / 2016.09.14
Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

It seems that the luckiest hero in an adventure game, Nathan Drake, is still not coming to the big screen anytime soon. Sony just pulled the release date for the film adaptation based on Naughty Dog's hit video game, "Uncharted," which was supposed to have its scheduled release on June 30, 2017.

The story follows about Nathan Drake, a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who believes that he has found the secrets and the whereabouts of the mythical city of gold El Dorado. The adventure bursts out of control when a rival hunter joins in to derail their goals and creatures start appearing to protect the secrets of the treasure.

Joe Carnahan was hired as the screenwriter of the story and is already working on the script. He says that the plans for the film is still on going and is alive and well.

Carnahan tweeted, "The opening scene for UNCHARTED...at least in script form, is really, REALLY GOOD."

Bad news is, Sony also wants Carnahan to direct "Bad Boys For Life," and that it has to be the top priority right now, Slashfilm reported. This may mean that the release for "Uncharted" might be pushed back a little longer. The status of the production for now is described as "In development hell" because pre-production still hasn't started yet due to script and staff changes.

According to Forbes, "Uncharted" was actually in talks for an adaptation just after a few months after the first game's release back in 2007. The production has gone through three directors already. The first one that was announced to direct was David O. Russell. He was then followed by Seth Gordon and Neil Burger. The movie still doesn't have a cast for the lead actor or even a director for that matter.

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