Naughty Dog "Not Excited" By a Direct Adaptation of Uncharted

Naughty Dog "Not Excited" By a Direct Adaptation of Uncharted

As the Uncharted film moves forward, we find out why it focuses on a younger Drake.

After years in development hell, the Uncharted film is finally moving forward. Sony Pictures has cast Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland as a younger Nathan Drake. The film has also signed a director, with Stranger Things director and executive producer Shawn Levy sitting in the chair. But how does Naughty Dog, the stewards of Uncharted, view the planned film?

In a talk at today's D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit 2018, Uncharted 4 Creative Director Neil Druckmann admitted that he's fine with it.

"We're not excited by a direct adaptation," said Druckmann.

Druckmann went on to say that instead of an adaptation of existing Uncharted game, the idea of a young Nathan Drake was much more appealing. Another story from Drake's life also gives filmmakers a chance to explore the universe and focus on characters that aren't in the main cast.

Sony Pictures doesn't have the Uncharted film on its schedule yet, so the film lacks a firm release date. It may not have entered pre-production yet. It'll be interesting to see how the film turns out, given Sony Pictures has been batting the idea around since 2009.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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