A few weeks ago, the long-troubled Uncharted film adaptation seemed to receive a much-needed update when Joe Carnahan was slated to write the latest draft of the script, though he wouldn’t be directing it due to scheduling conflicts with Bad Boys For Life. However, it looks like the film adaptation of the beloved Naughty Dog video game franchise may have just hit yet another bump in the road.
The news comes from the popular Twitter account, Exhibitor Relations, which tweeted that instead of receiving a TBA release or a change, the June 30th, 2017 release date for Uncharted has been completely removed from Sony’s release schedule:
Insert Pac-Man dying SFX here. Sony’s video game adaptation of UNCHARTED, set for 6/30/17, has been removed from their release calendar.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) September 1, 2016
However, it should be noted as well that Carnahan just yesterday posted a nice tease for the Uncharted script as well, teasing an apparently fantastic, “action-heavy” opening for the film:
The opening scene for UNCHARTED…at least in script form, is really, REALLY GOOD.
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) September 2, 2016
The story for the adaptation is set to follow a legendary treasure hunter who discovers location of the lost city of El Dorado, but must reach the city before his competitor, while also fighting against obstacles thrown his way by a curse.
Other than Carnahan, the film is set to be produced by Charles Roven and Avi Arad, though with no director or cast chosen for the adaptation yet, it might make sense why the studio had to push the film from its summer 2017 release date. For the long-troubled project though, this just seems like yet another delay for one of the few video game adaptations that could have promise translating from medium to medium.
Uncharted does not currently have a release date.
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