‘Bad Boys 3’ Director Signs On as ‘Uncharted’ Screenwriter

By July 29, 2016

In terms of video games practically made to get film adaptations, the Uncharted franchise has always been near the top of the list. For years now, Hollywood has been trying desperately to try and make their Uncharted film happen too, with Nathan Fillion rumored to be playing the lead role of Nathan Drake at different points, and different directors and screenwriters signing on as well.

As the Tomb Raider reboot even begins to move ahead now, the question of whether or not an Uncharted movie will actually happen has seemed to grow more and more, though this latest development is a fairly comforting step forward now.

Variety is reporting that Bad Boys 3 director Joe Carnahan has been brought on to pen the screenplay for the Uncharted movie, though he will be unable to direct the film due to scheduling conflcits with Bad Boys 3, which is set to begin production early next year after Will Smith finishes work on David Ayer’s Bright.

He did share his excitement to write the film though, and play around with the world of Nathan Drake in such a cinematic way while speaking with the outlet:

“Archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, but that world has always fascinated me. Especially when you go to a museum today and wonder how a piece got there to begin with. Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it.”

Carnahan is a director with a voice that seems instantly fitting of the Uncharted franchise, and with his wit and style, I can’t help but have hope again in what a film adaptation of Nathan Drake’s adventures might end up being like. Depending on which filmmaker they end up going with, this could be one of the more promising video game adaptations in development right now, if it ever actually manages to get our of that stage though.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable