A film adaptation of the Uncharted series has been a long time coming, and now it looks like Sony Pictures is taking another crack at the script. Agents of SHIELD writer and producer Rafe Judkins has recently been hired to rewrite the screenplay originally penned by Joe Carnahan.
Uncharted producer Charles Roven confirmed the news during an interview with Deadline, while also confirming previous news the movie would focus on a younger Nathan Drake than what’s seen in the games:
“We’ve come up with a wonderful origin story but it’s still based on the Uncharted video game. It doesn’t take place during any of the time periods of any of the Uncharted video games. It actually takes place when Nathan Drake and Sully, I guess you’d call him his surrogate father, were much younger. It’s an origin story that evolves out of the game but is not from the game. Shawn Levy is going to be directing it and a young writer Rafe Judkins is currently writing the screenplay.”
Current Spider-Man Tom Holland is attached to play the young Nathan Drake, and he was also the one to pitch the idea of focusing on a younger version of the character. Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy is still on board to helm the project. Rafe Judkins is a relative newcomer, with credits that include Agents of SHIELD, Hemlock Grove, and Chuck. Interestingly enough, he’s perhaps most well known as a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor.
Little else is known about the project, but the filmakers have expressed a desire to create an Indiana Jones-esque franchise for a new generation. Here’s hoping that’s the case and they’ll be able to get the project off the ground in the near future.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates on Uncharted as it develops!
Top 10 Superhero Films & Shows We Are Excited For In 2018
It seems that with each passing year, the Heroic Age of Hollywood continues to prosper through numerous mediums. Of course, comic book movies continue to dominate at the box office and 2018 will certainly be no different, but the colorful heroes and villains found in the panels of our favorite comic books and graphic novels have also fared pretty well in the television and video game mediums.
After a remarkable 2017 of solid superhero entertainment, 2018 seems to up the ante even further, boasting some exciting new films, TV series and more for fans to enjoy. Here is a rundown of some of our most anticipated 2018 projects.
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