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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been approached to work on an Uncharted movie multiple times

Jun. 28, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Rogen and Goldberg/Uncharted

Sometimes an actor, writer or director will be attached or rumored to be a part of a project only for he or she to leave and it's disappointing. Other times it's a huge relief. This news I'd probably put somewhere in the middle.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's THIS IS THE END has done quite well in theaters so far and the film has also received very positive reviews from many critics and audience members. The two men talked to IGN recently about the movie and also revealed that video game developer Naughty Dog has offered the scripting duties for an Uncharted film several different times to the duo. However Rogen and Goldberg have declined each time and they have a pretty good reason why they have said no to Naughty Dog:

Rogen: They’re constantly asking me and Evan to make the Uncharted movie.

Goldberg: For like four years now, they’ve been just like ‘make an Uncharted movie for us.’ But it’s just gonna be Indiana Jones!

Rogen: Yeah, writing it. They’ve been asking us to write it for years.

Goldberg: If we could figure out a way to make it not Indiana Jones, it’d be awesome.

While the video game doesn't have any of the dick and fart jokes, drug references and foul language that is sprinkled throughout the films by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the two are very capable of writing great banter between characters and that's something Uncharted has plenty of. Their reasoning why they've decided to not work on a script for UNCHARTED is understandable and I'm glad Rogen and Goldberg didn't take the job "just because." 

If they were offered directing duties as well I'd be a little bit more hesitant since it would probably be the biggest film the two have worked on to date but I think Rogen and Goldberg could have hammered out a decent script. Still, I'm glad they realize that an adaptation of Uncharted just wouldn't work for them at this time and since Rogen is a gamer maybe a different video game adaptation would work for him and Goldberg.

Extra Tidbit: In your opinion do we really need an Uncharted movie?
Source: IGN

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6:12AM on 06/29/2013

No Please

I share @BatStud's feelings. As a hard core fan of the game series, I think this is a very bad idea. Rogen may be funny but this is not his territory. Besides, he did screw up Green Hornet.
I share @BatStud's feelings. As a hard core fan of the game series, I think this is a very bad idea. Rogen may be funny but this is not his territory. Besides, he did screw up Green Hornet.
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5:00AM on 06/29/2013
I'd say an Uncharted movie should feel more like Romancing The Stone than Indiana Jones. Don't go the Jewel of The Nile route, though. That movie was crap.
I'd say an Uncharted movie should feel more like Romancing The Stone than Indiana Jones. Don't go the Jewel of The Nile route, though. That movie was crap.
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4:54PM on 06/28/2013
when I first saw the article I thought they were saying Rogen was going to play the lead character. Although he definitely has the smart ass attitude of the game character he doesn't strike me as an action hero. I do believe they could probably come up with a good script though. They should give it a try, and their first move should be to get Nathan Fillion signed already!
when I first saw the article I thought they were saying Rogen was going to play the lead character. Although he definitely has the smart ass attitude of the game character he doesn't strike me as an action hero. I do believe they could probably come up with a good script though. They should give it a try, and their first move should be to get Nathan Fillion signed already!
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4:52PM on 06/28/2013
when I first saw the article I thought they were saying Rogen was going to play the lead character. Although he definitely has the smart ass attitude of the game character he doesn't strike me as an action hero. I do believe they could probably come up with a good script though. They should give it a try, and their first move should be to get Nathan Fillion signed already!
when I first saw the article I thought they were saying Rogen was going to play the lead character. Although he definitely has the smart ass attitude of the game character he doesn't strike me as an action hero. I do believe they could probably come up with a good script though. They should give it a try, and their first move should be to get Nathan Fillion signed already!
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4:02PM on 06/28/2013

No thanks.

After the Green Hornet debacle, I don't think Rogen is capable of taking off his "funny" hat and wearing an "action" hat. Meanwhile, here's a brilliant idea, why not use the actual plot of the game to make the movie!?
After the Green Hornet debacle, I don't think Rogen is capable of taking off his "funny" hat and wearing an "action" hat. Meanwhile, here's a brilliant idea, why not use the actual plot of the game to make the movie!?
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6:11AM on 06/29/2013
I agree!
I agree!
2:40PM on 06/28/2013
Wait, why does Indiana Jones have a monopoly on treasure hunting? Just because its about things that could be in Dr. Jones adventures doesnt mean people will immediately dismiss it as something only Harrison Ford could find
Wait, why does Indiana Jones have a monopoly on treasure hunting? Just because its about things that could be in Dr. Jones adventures doesnt mean people will immediately dismiss it as something only Harrison Ford could find
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12:33PM on 06/28/2013
@Netforce I agree with that lame stigma. Just cause Tomb Raider and Uncharted search for treasure doesn;t mean it is just Indiana Jones rehashed. Yes, most idea's have been done and originality is pretty much next to non-existent. What made the games so much for me was the dynamic, the voice acting, gameplay, sound, I mean it is such a great series on its own. If you only see "Indiana Jones" then you can say that about almost any genre. Horror movies...all the same. Buddy Cop movies. All the
@Netforce I agree with that lame stigma. Just cause Tomb Raider and Uncharted search for treasure doesn;t mean it is just Indiana Jones rehashed. Yes, most idea's have been done and originality is pretty much next to non-existent. What made the games so much for me was the dynamic, the voice acting, gameplay, sound, I mean it is such a great series on its own. If you only see "Indiana Jones" then you can say that about almost any genre. Horror movies...all the same. Buddy Cop movies. All the same. Sci-fi all the same stuff.
It sounds silly to compare a 30+ old franchise to a video game that is similar cause they collect treasure but dissimilar in every other aspect.
However as a huge fan of the games, as much as I would love to see an Uncharted movie, I'm okay with just the games. As for THE Fillion, maybe 10 years ago cause if you watch Castle, he ain't Nate Drake at this point. However Bradley Cooper and Chris Pine come to mind.
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11:58AM on 06/28/2013
"Like Indiana Jones"...much the same reason why I didn't play the game...
"Like Indiana Jones"...much the same reason why I didn't play the game...
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4:54PM on 06/28/2013
your missing out. the games are pretty good!
your missing out. the games are pretty good!
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11:55AM on 06/28/2013
As much as I wanna see this film, I wanna see it done right. I loved the games and I think it deserves the right writers and actors. I watched Silver Linings Playbook again last night and thought that I would be OK with seeing Bradley Cooper as the lead....ONLY IF FILLION COULDN'T DO IT!
As much as I wanna see this film, I wanna see it done right. I loved the games and I think it deserves the right writers and actors. I watched Silver Linings Playbook again last night and thought that I would be OK with seeing Bradley Cooper as the lead....ONLY IF FILLION COULDN'T DO IT!
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11:28AM on 06/28/2013
I remember when Tomb Raider first came out. It was stated as a female Indiana Jones.
I have nothing but love for Uncharted (I own all 3 games), but translating what made the game awesome to the big screen will sound and look like a generic Indiana Jones to those not familiar with the game.
Why not make a TV series? It might work. Naughty Dog has pretty decent writers among them. Write a pilot episode and shop for distribuition or scrap the idea alltogether and continue to make awesome games.
I remember when Tomb Raider first came out. It was stated as a female Indiana Jones.
I have nothing but love for Uncharted (I own all 3 games), but translating what made the game awesome to the big screen will sound and look like a generic Indiana Jones to those not familiar with the game.
Why not make a TV series? It might work. Naughty Dog has pretty decent writers among them. Write a pilot episode and shop for distribuition or scrap the idea alltogether and continue to make awesome games.
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11:17AM on 06/28/2013
"Like Indiana Jones"...much the same reason why I didn't play the game...
"Like Indiana Jones"...much the same reason why I didn't play the game...
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10:50AM on 06/28/2013

Go for it!

I dont know if these guys are the right ones to write it, but Im definitely game for an Uncharted flick. I do NOT want to see another Indiana Jones sequel. Something similar with its own attitude and origins would be JUST fine.
I dont know if these guys are the right ones to write it, but Im definitely game for an Uncharted flick. I do NOT want to see another Indiana Jones sequel. Something similar with its own attitude and origins would be JUST fine.
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10:32AM on 06/28/2013
I know Uncharted is meant to have humour in it, but I don't think it would work as an out and out comedy.
I know Uncharted is meant to have humour in it, but I don't think it would work as an out and out comedy.
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10:24AM on 06/28/2013

Jensen Ackles!!!

That's it!
That's it!
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9:58AM on 06/28/2013
I really want to see a The Last of Us film also by Naughty Dog. Just finished playing and the story was really fucking awesome. And yes Nate Fillion for Drake......it's a given.
I really want to see a The Last of Us film also by Naughty Dog. Just finished playing and the story was really fucking awesome. And yes Nate Fillion for Drake......it's a given.
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11:57AM on 06/28/2013
Holy crap wasn't The Last of Us a masterpiece. I don't think I've ever played a better game. The only complaint I have for that game was that it was so intense that I couldn't play longer than about an hour at a time. I got too into it.
Holy crap wasn't The Last of Us a masterpiece. I don't think I've ever played a better game. The only complaint I have for that game was that it was so intense that I couldn't play longer than about an hour at a time. I got too into it.
9:15PM on 06/28/2013
When I finished TLOU it was like losing a best friend. That story and gameplay were so intense.
When I finished TLOU it was like losing a best friend. That story and gameplay were so intense.
9:55AM on 06/28/2013

No

I love them as writers but their sense of humor just doesn't fit in this universe.
I love them as writers but their sense of humor just doesn't fit in this universe.
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9:34AM on 06/28/2013
Nathan Fillion was born to play Drake but I think the time might have passed for him. If he was ten years yonger then hell yeah.
Nathan Fillion was born to play Drake but I think the time might have passed for him. If he was ten years yonger then hell yeah.
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9:44AM on 06/28/2013
You take that back about Nathan Fillion's age this instant.
You take that back about Nathan Fillion's age this instant.
9:25AM on 06/28/2013
Get Nathan Fillion for the lead.
Get Nathan Fillion for the lead.
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9:23AM on 06/28/2013
NATHAN FILLIONNNN!!
NATHAN FILLIONNNN!!
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9:20AM on 06/28/2013
Any "finding treasure" type of movie is going to be compared to Indiana Jones.
Any "finding treasure" type of movie is going to be compared to Indiana Jones.
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