Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired Shawn Levy to direct the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s video game series, Uncharted.
According to Deadline, Joe Carnahan has submitted the most recent draft of the script, he had plans to direct the film, but he has moved his focus on helming Sony’s Bad Boys For Life.
The previous drafts were written by American screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer; American film director, screenwriter, and producer David O. Russell; American husband and wife screenwriting team Cormac and Marianne Wibberle; American film and television director and producer David Guggenheim; American journalist, screenwriter and film producer Mark Boal.
The Canadian film director, producer, and actor, Shawn Adam Levy is known for directing Big Fat Liar (2002), Just Married (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Pink Panther (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Date Night (2010), Real Steel (2011), The Internship (2013), This Is Where I Leave You (2014) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014).
Levy recently director two episodes of Netflix’s American science fiction-horror web television series, Stranger Things.
In September 2016, Uncharted Movie was removed from Sony’s release calendar, but the studio is still moving forward with the video game adaption, it was previously set for June 30, 2017 release.
Uncharted will be on the action-adventure video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune from Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive.
The story follows a “descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue.
The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is escalated when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.”
Uncharted will be produced by Avi Arad under Atlas Entertainment Production banner with Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner.