Joe Carnahan is the latest to take a stab at cracking Uncharted script
UNCHARTED continues to be the one franchise that Sony would love to unlock, but still haven't managed to put the right pieces in place to make it work. They have cycled through numerous directors and writers in the hopes of cracking the code, but they've all led them right back to where they sit right now - firmly at square one.
But they aren't giving up. They're going to adapt this video game into a feature film one day, or maybe die trying, and so it's no surprise they've brought in a fresh voice in the hopes of assembling a script that works to move forward with... However, you might be a bit taken back by who it is.
Joe Carnahan will be handling only the screenplay for now, unable to direct due to his commitment with BAD BOYS 3 - unless the schedule is pushed back and his schedule then opens up.
In a perfect world I would love to do both, but right now, I’m only on board to write the script.
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 has been hit and miss over the years, but when he has been hit, his films have been really good. THE GREY and NARC are excellent. THE A-TEAM is a lot of fun. The good have outweighed the bad, and, if you've read his draft of the DEATH WISH that MGM keeps trying to make with MGM, you'll wish he would have been able to see his vision through.
Bringing him onto UNCHARTED definitely feels like Sony is willing to shake things up in the hopes of finally jumpstarting some progress on the project, and who knows? Maybe Carnahan is the kick in the ass they so desperately need. I wish him the best of luck. After all, it's not like he can do any worse than those who have come before him.