Shawn Levy to Direct Uncharted Movie


Whether or not you’re a fan of the Uncharted video game series (although let’s face it, who isn’t?), I think we can all agree that a movie adaptation of this series is a worrisome proposition. On the surface, it should be an easy win thanks to the obvious Indiana Jones influence, but the games are so cinematic on their own that a big screen version seems almost redundant. Sony has been developing an Uncharted movie for the better part of a decade now and after going through three different directors and even more screenwriters still no one has been able to figure out how to get this thing made. Now, for better or worse, a fourth director is stepping up to the plate, although it’s not necessarily someone that inspires any new confidence in the project. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to Deadline, Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has signed on to helm Uncharted for Sony Pictures. His filmography also includes such movies as Real Steel, The Internship and Date Night, but most recently he produced and directed a few episodes of Stranger Things which seems to be the only credit anyone is talking about. Personally I think he’s a pretty bland choice for this project, but to be fair, after having David O. Russell initially attached almost everything else is going to be a step down.

The one thing that gives me a little bit of hope for this movie is the fact that the most recent draft of the screenplay was written by Joe Carnahan (The Grey). Carnahan was reportedly under consideration to direct as well, but unfortunately he is tied up directing Bad Boys for Life instead. Do you still want to see an Uncharted movie and, if so, do you think Shawn Levy can do right by Nathan Drake?

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