Smokin' Aces director Joe Carnahan has had some interesting things to say about the ill-fated Uncharted movie adaptation that he was involved in, telling Discussing Film that Ryan Reynolds was "very, very close" to taking on the role of Nathan Drake in the film and that it was his commitment to Deadpool that scuppered the deal.
It's clear that the project has since moved away from Carnahan's original vision, with Tom Holland now taking on the role of a younger Drake back when he meets Sully for the first time (more on that here) in a film adaptation that's perhaps looking to appeal to a slightly broader audience. Still, here's what could have been:
"My version of Uncharted was we spent a few pages with a 14-year-old Drake like in the third. And then you went to the Drake that everybody knows. The script was fantastic, I was very, very pleased with how the script came out. It was really entertaining, funny and it worked. Who knows, they might use portions of it," Carnahan revealed during the interview.
The movie director then went on to explain why it was series creator-in-chief Amy Hennig that he was hoping to impress with his script, and not the team that steered the fourth game in the series to release.
"Ultimately I wanted to make Amy happy, it was her creation," he said. "I think whatshisface, I'm not a fan, the guy that kind of stole credit for it."
When Neil Druckmann's name was mentioned, Carnahan clarified: "Yeah, that jerkoff. You know, whatever [...] there was a bit of saboteur-ing there going on there too with Naughty Dog [...] Amy created that world and she was the one that I really wanted to please [...] That other guy, whatever the hell his name is, he's a hitchhiker."