Like legends of buried treasure, the possibility of an “Uncharted” film has all but been relegated to the world of myth. However, there are new whispers that we might finally get to see a live-action version courtesy of screenwriter and director Joe Carnahan.
According to Variety, Arad and Atlas Entertainment Production have hired Carnahan (“The Grey,” “Smokin’ Aces”) to write a new script treatment of the instant classic video game series, but will most likely not direct the film due to his plans to get behind the lens for “Bad Boys 3″ early next year.
“Archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, but that world has always fascinated me,” said Carnahan. “Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it.”
First debuted in 2007 on Playstation 3, the popular console video game series centers on Nathan Drake, a supposed descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, as he travels the world in search of lost artifacts and riches while fighting against a multitude of enemies. It’s most recent entry, “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” was released earlier this year.
A film version has been in development for years now, cycling through numerous rumored filmmakers and actors including David O. Russell and Chris Pratt. Here’s hoping Carnahan can break the curse in time for the film’s projected release of June 30, 2017.
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