UNCHARTED Movie Aiming to Start Production in Early 2015

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An Uncharted movie has been in development for years.  Fans of the video game series have been eager to see the adventurous story of Nathan Drake come to the screen, and a few different filmmakers have tried to get the project off the ground.  David O. Russell was attached to direct for a while, then eventually dropped out.  Neil Burger (Divergent) flirted with the pic as well, but he too fell by the wayside.  Even Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were approached to pen an adaptation, but they subsequently declined.  Finally, earlier this year, Columbia Pictures tapped Horrible Bosses and The King of Kong director Seth Gordon to take the helm.

Gordon hasn’t departed the project yet so things appear to be going smoothly, and in fact the filmmaker recently revealed that the plan is to start filming early next year.  More after the jump.

seth-gordon-uncharted-movieWhile speaking with Zap2It (via IGN), Gordon revealed the tentative shooting schedule for the Uncharted movie:

“I think very early next year. That’s the plan. That’s like tomorrow, essentially, because the prep is so complicated for the movie… It’s going to honor the mythology of the game, but I would say honor some of the most interesting stuff from the first one and build from there. There’s some stuff that isn’t in the game.”

Gordon went on to elaborate about expanding the story beyond the game with the aim of making something fresh and exciting:

“I love the complexity and frankly the sophistication of the storytelling in the game, and we aspire to that — but don’t want to tell the exact same story, of course — so something that doesn’t break the rules of what it did but expands. Because I feel like the people who play the games and know them well don’t want to just see the same story told. You want extra shades.”

uncharted-movieAs for who might take on the role of Drake, Gordon was pretty mum:

“I want it to be a great actor. That’s number one, and then if it’s someone who has an actual jaw, that’s even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There’s no way we’d do the inverse of that where it’s somebody famous who can’t [act].”

Should the plan to start filming in early 2015 hold, expect to start hearing some casting news later this fall.




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  • One

    Chris Pine as Nathan Drake?

    • Jack Dennis

      after jack ryan I’m not sure anyones asking him to lead another series.jake gyllenhaal would be a good choice. he could use a franchise but don’t give it a bloated 200 million budget like prince of persia which was a decent movie.

    • Steven

      Pine would be perfect in terms of look and acting capability.

      • LEM

        look? He doesn’t resemble the character at all.

      • Steven

        He does resemble him a lot, it baffles me how you cant see that.

        No one is gonna look exactly like him but Pine would fit the role a whole lot better than someone like Walhberg.

      • LEM

        I guarantee there is some actor we don’t know who is perfect for the part but obviously these studios just go through the same pool of actors or marquee names. If the choices are Pine or Wahlberg sure I would want Pine but neither fit the part and if they are shooting next year and not using the game story we’ve all seen how this ends many times already.

    • Michael

      I know he’s old but no one can play Nathan Drake except one person NOLAN NORTH.

      • LEM

        No one can SOUND like Nathan Drake except Nolan North.

      • LEM

        No one can SOUND like Nathan Drake except Nolan North.

  • One

    Chris Pine as Nathan Drake?

  • Alan Grant

    Does Nathan Fillion still have a shot?

    • LEM

      He’s too old at this point.

  • Alan Grant

    Does Nathan Fillion still have a shot?

  • Let The Wookie Win

    James Roday? He’s not doing anything

    • monk

      Pilot at CBS got picked up.

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  • Pete Yurkowski

    I’d love to play Nathan Drake.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    Seth Gordon ? Horrible Bosses ? Why ?

    • World’s Finest Comments

      Because this is still a video game movie.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        This is no Pokemon. It’s Uncharted!

      • LEM

        That’s exactly how they see it, buy the name/audience and do whatever the fuck they want with the material. I wouldn’t be surprised if they just use a script they had on a shelf and just plug in the characters and maybe a couple of key moments from the game.

  • LEM

    “I love the complexity and frankly the sophistication of the
    storytelling in the game, and we aspire to that — but don’t want to tell
    the exact same story, of course ” WHY?! I want them to do the exact story with a great cast and the same music. This franchise would be a new “Indiana Jones” but it’ll just end up being another in a long line of failed video game adaptation cash grabs.

  • Christopher Bjørn

    Gerard Butler is Nathan Drake. Done.

  • monk

    What does he mean by “someone who has an actual jaw ” ??

    • World’s Finest Comments

      Nathan Drake is kind of known for his jawline. That’s what he meant.

  • DEADP00L

    Whose that guys name the one who plays Booth on Bones and was Angel in Buffy? David something – he’d make a great Nathan Drake. He’s got the build, the jaw, right down to the hair and the wise cracks.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      Boreanaz ? he’s too puffy now.

      • DEADP00L

        He can get into shape if they pay him to though.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        You can say that about literally any actor.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        You can say that about literally any actor.

      • DEADP00L

        He can get into shape if they pay him to though.

      • LEM

        Also too old.

  • Strong Enough

    Chris Pratt

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      +1. He can handle

      • LEM

        I guess you still have that Jurassic Park photo in your head.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        True. ;D
        He looks great also in Guardians.

      • LEM

        I like him and he’s got some great stuff coming soon but I can’t see him in this role. I would love if they went with someone with little recognition…there has to be some unknown actor who has the look and attitude of the character.

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      +1. He can handle

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  • mike

    Chris Evans

  • mike

    Chris Evans

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