For anyone that is looking forward to the release of Sony’s big screen adaption of Uncharted movie, unfortunately we bring you some bad news.
The movie has been removed from Sony’s release schedule, with no indication as to when it will be rescheduled. The plot of the film will see it centre on Nathan Drake a legendary treasure hunter, who learns the location of the lost city of El Dorado, and sets out to find the city and reap it rewards. However he has to compete with a rival to be the first on location, to claim the fame for himself, all while dealing with obstacles thrown up by a curse. The plot will be similar to that of the first game.
Yesterday, according to a tweet sent out by the Exhibitor Relations twitter account, the film has been removed from Sony’s release schedule and they noted that it hasn’t got a “TBA” release date or been moved to a different date like most other major films, the Uncharted movie has simply been removed altogether. This could suggest that the film could have been cancelled altogether, but of that were the case, we are sure Sony would issue some form of statement or it would have been made public given how popular the video game series is.
Although a tweet from film maker Joe Carnahan who is rumored to be writing the movie, seems to rubbish the thought that the film may be cancelled.
While principal photography was due to start last year, various delays and issues have caused it to be delayed, so it seems unlikely that the film was going to meet its June 2017 release, especially considering there aren’t any actors linked with the film. The only people who are linked with it at the moment are Man of Steel producer Charles Roven and The Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad.
We here at Nerd Lowdown certainly hope that the films gets off the ground soon, as it has the potential to make a great film franchise given how popular and successful the games were.
We will keep you updated with any information we get about the film as it comes out.