Sony Pictures Announced 'Uncharted' Movie To Hit Theaters In June 30, 2017
Sony's forthcoming movie "Uncharted," has been given a new release date. The film is now scheduled to hit theaters on June 30, 2017 after being previously rumored to debut in 2016.
Fans waiting to see the video game "Uncharted" as a movie are going to keep waiting a little more. Sony Pictures has set its slate through 2017 announcing the release dates of their films in Variety.
Actors mentioned as possibilities have included "Ted" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Mark Wahlberg in the frame. Other possible actors included in the cast are Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson.
Chris Pratt is likely to get the role of Nathan Drake. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of "Superbad" notably passed on the chance to write the movie. In 2013, Goldberg commented on the movie: "It's just going to be Indiana Jones. If we could figure out a way to make it not Indiana Jones, it'd be awesome."
The first "Uncharted" video game by Naughty Dog's acclaimed action-adventure series was released in 2007 and instantly became a fan favorite. It starred a modern-day Indiana Jones treasure hunter Nathan "Nate" Drake, senior treasure hunter and mentor Victor Sullivan "Sully", journalist Elena Fisher, and numerous secondary companions whom they will come to meet and recruit as they travel around the world to uncover various historical mysteries. A movie seemed inevitable, and it quickly went into development at Sony Pictures.
The "Uncharted" movie was first announced way back in 2009, only for it to repeatedly fall apart. It had a number of directors including David O. Russell, Neil Burger, and Seth Gordon; all of whom dropped out. A replacement for Gordon to direct is yet to be announced, lock down a final script or confirm any casting details.
A remastered trilogy for "Uncharted" game is due for release on October 9 for PlayStation 4, while "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" will be released in early 2016.