An adaptation of the Uncharted series for the big screen has been in the works since 2009, and there have been many directors who were involved in the project over the years.
Among them are the likes of David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), Neil Burger (Limitless, Divergent) and finally Seth Gordon (The King of Kong, Horrible Bosses). A similar fate has befallen the writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, who after writing the first script have been replaced by a new writer, Bad Boys 3 director Joe Carnahan (as Variety reported last weekend).
Carnahan also worked on movies such as Smokin' Aces, the A-Team and the Grey, and at the moment he's the only member of the artistic team to have been confirmed.
Carnahan seems very enthusiastic about adapting Nathan Drake's adventures for the big screen, and he said: "archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, but that world has always fascinated me. Especially when you go to a museum today and wonder how a piece got there to begin with. Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it."
Sony plans to release the Uncharted movie on June 30, 2017, but given the latest developments this seems a tad optimistic. The movie will be a co-production between Arad and Atlas Entertainment Production, and will be produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad. Sony creative exec Jonathan Kadin is overseeing the project.