Uncharted movie loses its release date
We just learned a little over a month ago that Joe Carnahan (Narc, The Grey) had come on board the project as a screenwriter, but it looks like Sony Pictures will need more time to get the Uncharted movie ready to go. The film was removed from the studio’s release calendar today. It was previously scheduled to hit theaters on June 30, 2017.
Based on the action-adventure video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune from Sony Interactive, the story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is escalated when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.
Carnahan is far from the first name to take a stab at the Uncharted movie script. Previous drafts were written by Academy Award-winning writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Oscar nominee David O. Russell, Doctor Strange‘s Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, Safe House‘s David Guggenheim, and Cormac and Marianne Wibberley of National Treasure fame.