Uncharted 3, Naughty Dog Productions (2007)
If this Decembers Assassins Creed movie does good business, then Uncharted will surely be fast-tracked.
By Jay Hunter – Sony Pictures have scrapped the movie adaptation of popular video game series, Uncharted. The film was expected to arrive on cinemas June 30th 2017 prior to the cancellation.
Writer and director, Joe Carnahan (The Grey) was confirmed to pen the script for the production, though he would not be directing it. Despite the Carnahan exclaiming his love to direct Uncharted, he is currently tied down to his commitment to the 3rd installment of the Bad Boys franchise, Bad Boys for Life.
It is believed that numerous people dropping out of the project has lead to the film’s possible cancellation. There is hope however that the project will simply just been postponed, after all the big-screen adaptation of the award winning game has been floating around in Hollywood since 2009, and if this Decembers Assassins Creed movie does good business, then Uncharted will surely be fast-tracked.
Earlier this year Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann explained the game studio has only been “somewhat involved” in the development of the Uncharted film. He went on to say:
“Every once in a while they’ll come in and they’ll present to us: here’s the script, here’s what we’re thinking. We’ll tell them what we think works, what we think doesn’t work. If you don’t get that right, I don’t think the film’s going to work. If you get that core right, there’s a chance it could work.”
Video-game movies of course have a notorious reputation for simply not working on the big screen. Although this summers, Warcraft done well in China, it simply didn’t resonate with Western audiences. But with big stars such as Michael Fassbender (Alien Covenant)becoming attracted to the genre, movie and game fans alike will be hoping there’s life in the video-game movie market yet.