During an interview with ComingSoon about his recently announced American remake of The Raid, writer/director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) took a second to talk about his script for Sony Pictures’ adaptation of the hit video game series Uncharted, which he revealed in early January was done and ready to go.
While talking about the importance of action movies having an R-rating, Carnahan brought up his Uncharted script:
“When I wrote Uncharted, I didn’t spare the rod. I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed and I kept all that stuff intact and I definitely didn’t write it as a ‘PG-13’ movie, I wrote it the way that movie should be written.”
Carnahan also touched on how he wrote the action scenes and didn’t just copy what was done so well in the games:
“I probably wrote four of the biggest, f***in’ craziest action sequences I think I’ve ever written in that movie. I used the Uncharted games as a template but not using any one specifically, because those sequences have already been done beautifully. There’s no point in just transposing them to film, you’ve gotta come up with new sh*t, so that’s what I did. It was a great challenge but it was a lot of fun.”
In the interview, Carnahan went on to talk about how he managed to distance the game/film’s main character, Nathan Drake, from Indiana Jones and how recent R-rated films like Deadpool and Logan have exposed the PG-13 rating as a “cop out.” You can check out the full interview at the source link below.
After many shake-ups in the road to production (David O. Russell was attached to direct at one point with Mark Wahlberg starring), Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Night at the Museum) is currently set to direct Uncharted, which is expected to start shooting sometime this year.