Speaking to Zap2it, director Seth Gordon confirmed that the plan is to start shooting the upcoming Uncharted video game adaptation next year despite the fact that the main role of Nathan Drake is yet to be cast.
This news come after years of false starts with both David O Russell and Neil Burger being attached to direct and subsequently dropping out since the project was first touted in 2008. However, Gordon is confident that Uncharted will see the light of day as he said that he expects the project to go in front of the camera, “very early next year” and that the script has just got to, “a really great place.”
The Horrible Bosses and Identify Thief director also believes that the film will finally get off the ground due to the timing with upcoming video game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Although in regards to plot, he points out that the film will build off of the first game saying, “It’s going to honor the mythology of the game, but I would say honor some of the most interesting stuff from the first one and build from there,” he says. “There’s some stuff that isn’t in the game.”
Gordon also remains confident that they’ll find the right actor to step into the shoes of Nathan Drake since Mark Wahlberg dropped out, stating that he wants it to be a great actor,” Gordon says. “That’s number one, and then if it’s someone who has an actual jaw, that’s even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that.
Here’s hoping Gordon’s confidence is well-founded and that we finally get a decent video game adaptation on the big screen.