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Naughty Dog's Uncharted video game series essentially delivered four movies to fans. The games are so cinematic, and they also take the movie experience one step further by allowing you to interact with the adventure, controlling treasure seeker Nathan Drake as he globe trots in search of the latest fortune. It's Indiana Jones for the next generation, though you can understand why Hollywood would want to sink it's claws into the proven brand. Only, the movie adaptation of Uncharted has suffered numerous shake ups, and the latest just leads us to believe this movie won't ever happen.
Some fans were clinging to the notion that the Uncharted movie had a release date of June 30, 2017. This gave them a sliver of hope that there were developments behind the scenes that could pull this feature off. Only, ComingSoon now reports that Uncharted has been removed off of Sony's release schedule, and no new future date has been provided.
In our most recent report, we learned that Joe Carnahan (The Grey) had been hired to punch up the latest draft of Uncharted for Sony Pictures, which holds the movie rights to the video game series. At the time, Carnahan -- whose credits also include Smokin' Aces and The A-Team -- expressed interest in helming an Uncharted movie, but he also has commitments to Bad Boys For Life, the third installment in that action franchise with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. Still, he must have written something for Sony, because as the news of the Uncharted delay started to circulate, Carnahan Tweeted this:
Over the years, Uncharted has been in several hands, and seemed to come closest to being made when David O. Russell wanted to helm it, with frequent collaborator Mark Wahlberg in the lead role of Nathan Drake. Drake, for those who have never played the game, is a wise-cracking historian who's good with a gun and quick with his fists. He's often accompanied by his surly mentor, Sully, and his beautiful love interest, Elena. It's clichéd, but exciting, and even if you cherry-picked elements from all four games in the series, you could have one hell of a successful adventure series on your hands.
Unfortunately, the roads leading out of Hollywood are littered with video game adaptations that failed to properly convert a popular game to the big screen. Will Sony keep pushing Uncharted? Is it over and done with? Do you want them to bail, so it can remain an unblemished game experience? Weigh in with your thoughts below.