Sony temporarily is removing the feature adaptation of its PlayStation game Uncharted from the calendar. The project still is going forward, and the studio as well as the pic’s writer Joe Carnahan — who tweeted his excitement last week — is “loving what they’re seeing,” per one insider, “Joe has a completely fresh take that feels big.”
Sony originally announced Uncharted‘s date two years ago at Comic-Con as June 10, 2016, before it was moved to June 30, 2017. There’s a chance that Carnahan could direct Uncharted too, but his priority for Sony at the moment is the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence threequel Bad Boys for Life, which is set for release on January 12, 2018. That late-June date wasn’t a good one for Uncharted anyway as it preceded Sony’s huge Marvel reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7.
The Uncharted shoot-’em-up video game follows Nate Drake, a treasure hunter and descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake. He believes he knows the whereabouts of the South American city of El Dorado and embarks on a quest, competing with a rival hunter. The project has gone through various hands, with Seth Gordon as director at one point and David Guggenheim and Oscar winner Mark Boal tackling the script. The film will be a co-production between Arad and Atlas Entertainment Production and will be produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. Den of Geek had the news about the release date over the weekend.