It's been a long, long time coming, but an adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted series is finally on the horizon.
News broke yesterday via a report in Variety that confirmed that Uncharted is happening and what's more, Joe Carnahan will be writing the screenplay. Carnahan previously worked on the not-as-bad-as-you-remember A-Team film and office favourite The Grey, with Liam Neeson.
Carnahan's next gig will be directing a third Bad Boys movie and, as he explained himself, will not be directing the Uncharted film. “In a perfect world I would love to do both, but right now, I’m only on board to write the script,” he explained.
David O. Russell was in line to direct Uncharted a few years ago, with Mark Wahlberg reportedly signed on to star as Nathan Drake. However, that version of the film was - thankfully - put into turnaround and eventually kicked to touch.
No director has been confirmed to direct this version of Uncharted, however Carnahan has said that he's open to directing if they're prepared to accommodate his schedule. It's early days yet and, as you can imagine, no casting has taken place either.
If we're throwing out casting suggestions, we'd put Alden Ehrenreich or the jock guy from Stranger Things in as a young Nathan Drake. Obviously, it's going to be an origin story so either of those could work.
What do you think? Who would you want to see as Nathan Drake? Let us know in the comments!