Naughty Dog is taking a page out of Ubisoft’s playbook with Assassin’s Creed as they look into bringing Nathan Drake’s story onto the silver screen! The script is finally done after years of back and forth with the studio giant. With guys like Neil Drunkmann (writer and director for The Last of Us and Uncharted 4) supervising the authenticity of the movie adaptation, we can expect it to be well crafted… at least, we hope it will be.
The movie is written by Joe Carnahan (known for his work ‘The Grey’ and 2006’s ‘Smokin’ Aces’). Speculation and rumors had come to an end with an Instagram post from his account confirming the completion of the script. From what it looks like, we may be going all the way back to 2007’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune in terms of story.
The production process has been no joy ride though since it was first rumored that Mark Wahlberg would take the lead role but would later officially decline the role as Drake. Some fans believe Nathan Fillion would be a good lead man due to his physical resemblance while others believe Chris Pratt or Bradley Cooper would fit the bill nicely as well. Stretching it quite far, there are those that believe Nolan North is the only man that could ever play our roguish vagabond to a T. While this is indeed a popular opinion, Nolan might be getting too old to be grappling from clock towers and jumping out of planes. Due to all these back and forths, the movie had been pushed back time and time again.
Although Carnahan is confident that this movie will be a ‘beast’ in Hollywood action/adventure, but there is no denying that us die hard fans of Naughty Dog’s work are still holding our breath.
With such an incredible series that is practically based on a younger version of Indiana Jones with enough explosions to almost pass as a Hollywood blockbuster, Uncharted is ALREADY like a movie already. Coupling Uncharted 4’s supreme graphics done with the Unreal Engine 4 and the impeccable performances done by their cast, how can a movie possibly add to such a successful franchise? Or could Uncharted be the ONE TITLE that will break the video-game-to-movie curse and become a blockbuster hit?
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