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Uncharted is back on track with Shawn Levy signed on to direct

10.25.2016

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A feature-film adaptation of Naughty Dog's "Uncharted" video-game franchise has been in development for nearly a decade, but now, after countless delays and numerous creative talents coming and going, it seems that the UNCHARTED movie is back on track with a new director at the helm.

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has set Shawn Levy (REAL STEEL) up as the director of the long-awaited UNCHARTED movie. The "Uncharted" series follows the adventures of Nathan Drake, a famed explorer and treasure hunter who travels the globe collecting ancient artifacts and solving puzzles, all while getting into all sorts of cinematic shenanigans which involve scores of bad guys, bullets and explosions. The most recent game in the series, "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End", was released earlier this year to both critical praise and lots of cold hard cash , which seemingly set the stage for Sony to push forward with the UNCHARTED movie. Joe Carnahan signed on the pen the script this summer with an eye to direct, but once BAD BOYS FOR LIFE came calling, Carnahan departed and the UNCHARTED movie was pulled from Sony's schedule just last month.

Over the past year Shawn Levy has been busy busy executive producing and directing several episodes of Netflix's Stranger Things. He'll continue to fill the same roles for the upcoming second season of the series, but he'll also be juggling casting for the UNCHARTED movie at the same time. You folks spoke up earlier this year in a Cast This! article to decide who should take on the role of Nathan Drake with Nathan Fillion, Scott Eastwood and Jensen Ackles among the finalists.

Any new names to suggest for the lead of UNCHARTED?

Source: Deadline

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1:40PM on 10/26/2016
Chris Pine for Nathan Drake
Chris Pine for Nathan Drake
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6:25PM on 10/26/2016
Fillion, maybe 10 years ago but I 100% agree that Chris Pine would be a great choice, or Bradley Cooper.
Fillion, maybe 10 years ago but I 100% agree that Chris Pine would be a great choice, or Bradley Cooper.
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6:49AM on 10/26/2016

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I think he is a great choice. I was surprised how much I loved Real Steel despite I thought it's gonna be the worst movie in Hugh Jackman career. I was wrong. The Night in the Museum movies were cheesy and not that funny, but it had its moments. Like the beginning of the third movie in Egypt. That hints that this guys has something for an Uncharted movie.
I think he is a great choice. I was surprised how much I loved Real Steel despite I thought it's gonna be the worst movie in Hugh Jackman career. I was wrong. The Night in the Museum movies were cheesy and not that funny, but it had its moments. Like the beginning of the third movie in Egypt. That hints that this guys has something for an Uncharted movie.
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6:29AM on 10/26/2016
Real Steel was surprisingly a pretty good family movie, and having Stranger Things on his resume doesn't hurt either. As for Nathan Drake's casting I'm leaning more towards Jensen Ackles.
Real Steel was surprisingly a pretty good family movie, and having Stranger Things on his resume doesn't hurt either. As for Nathan Drake's casting I'm leaning more towards Jensen Ackles.
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9:46PM on 10/25/2016

I've said this on every Uncharted movie rumour

Never want to see this movie. The character is so well fleshed out and the games are pretty much movies themselves, especially A Thief's End, where there were hours of cut scenes. The casting will never be right and I just do not want to see this. I don't want to see my favourite game franchise turn into some boring, forgettable movie. Please let this fail in development for the umpteenth time.
Never want to see this movie. The character is so well fleshed out and the games are pretty much movies themselves, especially A Thief's End, where there were hours of cut scenes. The casting will never be right and I just do not want to see this. I don't want to see my favourite game franchise turn into some boring, forgettable movie. Please let this fail in development for the umpteenth time.
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6:51AM on 10/26/2016
I don't understand you. If you are so against an Uncharted movie, don't watch it if it comes out. Your problem solved.
I don't understand you. If you are so against an Uncharted movie, don't watch it if it comes out. Your problem solved.
12:58PM on 10/26/2016
I love this character so much that I don't want everyone to know it as some ketchy forgettable guy. I don't want it to go and turn out like a Resident Evil type of thing. That's why I don't want this to happen. Pretty sure I was clear in my comment.
I love this character so much that I don't want everyone to know it as some ketchy forgettable guy. I don't want it to go and turn out like a Resident Evil type of thing. That's why I don't want this to happen. Pretty sure I was clear in my comment.
6:46PM on 10/26/2016
In a way, I understand what you say. But I tell you this. When Stardust was released, a reporter asked Neil Gaiman, how does he feel that the filmmakers changed his book. Then Gaiman said, "The book is on the shelf. It is unchanged"
That's what I say to you. No matter what kind of movie Uncharted will be, the games will always be as they were. But maybe, the movie makes wider awareness of the game. Maybe the movie will serve as a great commercial to the original games, and people, who've never
In a way, I understand what you say. But I tell you this. When Stardust was released, a reporter asked Neil Gaiman, how does he feel that the filmmakers changed his book. Then Gaiman said, "The book is on the shelf. It is unchanged"
That's what I say to you. No matter what kind of movie Uncharted will be, the games will always be as they were. But maybe, the movie makes wider awareness of the game. Maybe the movie will serve as a great commercial to the original games, and people, who've never heard about it before would start to play it.
8:14PM on 10/25/2016
This has been in development long enough for Nathan Fillion to age out of the role.
This has been in development long enough for Nathan Fillion to age out of the role.
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7:50PM on 10/25/2016
An Uncharted movie? Heck yes. An Uncharted movie by Shawn Levy? No thanks. That'd be like finally getting a Halo movie but having it be directed by the guys who did Alien vs Predator. Real Steel was fun, but not particularly good and it's the only vaguely action-ish thing on his resume. The rest are a bunch of family friendly comedies ranging from mediocre to outright garbage.
An Uncharted movie? Heck yes. An Uncharted movie by Shawn Levy? No thanks. That'd be like finally getting a Halo movie but having it be directed by the guys who did Alien vs Predator. Real Steel was fun, but not particularly good and it's the only vaguely action-ish thing on his resume. The rest are a bunch of family friendly comedies ranging from mediocre to outright garbage.
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7:02AM on 10/26/2016
In 2004, before Nolan directed Batman Begins, we all could have written that there's nothing "action-ish thing on his resume". I'm not saying Levy is even remotely as talented as Nolan, just that we can't really judge a director on his works of another genre. And think about the MCU - most of its directors never done anything action-related before doing a Marvel movie.
In 2004, before Nolan directed Batman Begins, we all could have written that there's nothing "action-ish thing on his resume". I'm not saying Levy is even remotely as talented as Nolan, just that we can't really judge a director on his works of another genre. And think about the MCU - most of its directors never done anything action-related before doing a Marvel movie.
10:27AM on 10/26/2016
Actually, I don't remember those conversations at all. I remember everyone being kind of disappointed that Aronofsky wasn't going to direct but most people being stoked about Nolan because he had done a kick-butt detective film in the form of Memento and a second pretty solid suspense-thriller in the form on Insomnia, both very good prep for a Batman film. Also, all of Nolan's pre-Batman Begins films were good, Levy's aren't and it's more the quality of his resume that I'm objecting too than
Actually, I don't remember those conversations at all. I remember everyone being kind of disappointed that Aronofsky wasn't going to direct but most people being stoked about Nolan because he had done a kick-butt detective film in the form of Memento and a second pretty solid suspense-thriller in the form on Insomnia, both very good prep for a Batman film. Also, all of Nolan's pre-Batman Begins films were good, Levy's aren't and it's more the quality of his resume that I'm objecting too than anything (as evidenced by the Alien vs. Predator comparison).
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