Uncharted Movie Being Rewritten Yet Again

Another script is in the works.

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In big video game movie news today, Sony announced that Dan Trachtenberg had signed on to direct the upcoming Uncharted movie featuring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake. It wasn't the only big news about the movie today, as Variety also reported that the script was re-written. The website reported that newcomers Jonathan Rosenberg and Mark Walker wrote the most recent script.

Like the director's chair, the script has changed hands a few times already. Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces, The A-Team) wrote a draft, before Agents of Shield writer Rafe Judkins put in a draft. Rosenberg and Walker are just the latest to pen a draft of a script for the film. There is no word on the specific plot points for their script, but Variety reports that the film will follow a young Drake who meets Victor Sullivan, or Sully as he's known in the games, for the first time. As such, it's not a story already told by any of the games.

Carnahan said his draft of the Uncharted movie script was praised by management at Sony, while Uncharted director Amy Hennig and Nathan Drake actor Nolan North apparently praised it as well. However, Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann said no one at Naughty Dog had seen the script, and he wished Carnahan would stop implying that he had the studio's support.

As for the news about Trachtenberg joining the Uncharted movie as its director, Druckmann said he's stoked to see what Trachtenberg does with Uncharted.

Trachtenberg is just the latest director that Sony has hired for the long-in-development Uncharted movie. At different periods of time, David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter), Neil Burger (Limitless), Seth Gordon (The King of Kong), and Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Stranger Things) were all attached to direct.

Production on the Uncharted movie could start in 2019, which would be good news considering it's been many, many years since the project was first announced. As of yet, there is no word on who else may star in the film, but if shooting does indeed start this year, all of those details and more should become available soon.

Trachtenberg directed 10 Cloverfield Lane, as well as a video game-themed episode of Black Mirror. He also directed a short film based on Valve's puzzle game Portal. In the embedded tweet above, you can see Trachtenberg praise Uncharted back in 2007, also saying at the time that he'd love to have the opportunity to make the movie. And back in February 2018, Trachtenberg and Druckmann appeared on stage together to talk about crafting narratives for video games, film, and television.

A movie based on Naughty Dog's other big franchise, The Last of Us, is also in the works.

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I bet this wont be the theatrical masterpiece that DOOM was lol. Movies about games never are a good thing.

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"The film depicts Nathan meeting Sully for the first time and, as such, has events not in any of the games."

So...the author skipped Uncharted 3, huh? That's the one where a teen Nate meets Sully

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I want to believe that this has potential if done right, but I know the more likely outcome (if there ever is one) is another shitty movie based off of a video game.

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And yet it will come out and the plot will be "Dude has to find an artefact before some other dudes use it to take over the world" or something equally inane, and you'll wonder how bad the ones they rejected were.

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Whatever...

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if it happens, the stereoscopic 3d version better feel like i'm playing uncharted 3 on the ps3, but with 3840x1080 or 1920x2160 on a blu ray 3d.

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Cancel it!

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I see they still sparengly pick directors.

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This thing already sounds like a disaster and they haven't even written the script yet. If it isn't a CG movie done by Naughty Dog, I'm not interested.

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"Variety reports that the film will follow a young Drake who meets Victor Sullivan, or Sully as he's known in the games, for the first time. As such, it's not a story already told by any of the games."

Uncharted 3. There was an entire sequence on it.

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I’m okay with this. I much prefer a relatively small and unproven director who understands and appreciates the property to a big name whose heart isn’t in it.

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