This news coincides with Sony delaying the next Spider-Man film, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, until 2018. It was previously set to hit theaters on the same date that Uncharted will now occupy; another Spider-Man-themed movie, The Sinister Six (which features six of Spider-Man's adversaries) will launch later in 2016.
The Uncharted film's director, Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief), said recently that filming for the movie will get underway early next year. A leading actor has yet to be chosen; Mark Wahlberg was set to play Nathan Drake at one point, but that fell apart when a previous director, David O. Russell, dropped out of the project. Another director, Neil Burger, was subsequently attached to the film but also decided to drop out.
Gordon said last week that he "love[s] the complexity and frankly the sophistication of the storytelling in the game," but doesn't want to simply retell the story featured in the games. "I feel like the people who play the games and know them well don't want to just see the same story told," he said. "You want extra shades."
A new Uncharted game, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, is currently in development at Naughty Dog for PlayStation 4. It does not yet have a release date, and Sony has not indicated whether it plans to tie its release into that of the film.
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