Uncharted Movie Director On What Makes The Game Great For A Film

"It's cinematic because it's not only kind of wildly visual but it's really rooted in character and a very specific tone and a sense of fun."

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The Uncharted movie is finally being made. Maybe. It has a script and a new director in Shawn Levy, who directed Night at the Museum, Real Steel, and episodes of Stranger Things.

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In an interview with Collider, Levy shared some more details about how he became attached to the long-in-development project and why he thinks the movie is going to be a hit.

"I've been interested in this project for years. It's as cinematic a game as we've had maybe ever, certainly of late," he said. "And it's cinematic because it's not only kind of wildly visual but it's really rooted in character and a very specific tone and a sense of fun. Like, when is the last great, fun, f**king action, dynamic, treasure-hunting movie?

"So I've been interested in it and I've been quietly letting people know I'm interested in it. But other people have been involved; I've been busy. A moment finally appeared quite recently where I was like [raises hand], 'Me. Okay? Me.' And Sony and producers were like, 'Yeah, that makes perfect sense.'"

The movie was previously going to be directed by The Fighter's David O. Russell, before he dropped out. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) and Neil Burger (Limitless) were also attached to direct at different periods of time. Superbad writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were reportedly courted to write a script years ago.

According to the latest report, Sony wants to "fast-track" the Uncharted movie, though a release date has not been announced.

The movie was first announced way back in 2009, only for it to repeatedly fall apart. Actors mentioned as possibilities for leading roles included Mark Wahlberg, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. Chris Pratt is among those to pass on the role of Nathan Drake. We're still waiting for official casting announcements.

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