Sony Enlists BAD BOYS 3 Director Joe Carnahan To Pen UNCHARTED

Sony Enlists BAD BOYS 3 Director Joe Carnahan To Pen UNCHARTED

Sony Pictures' upcoming adaptation of the popular video game series Uncharted has recruited yet another writer, this time in the form of Bad Boys 3 & The A-Team director Joe Carnahan.

Despite essentially being stuck in development hell for years now, Sony Pictures is still moving ahead with a big-screen adaptation of Uncharted!

Variety is reporting that Joe Carnahan has signed on to pen the latest draft of the script for the upcoming adaptation of the wildly popular Playstation-exclusive video game series. Carnahan is now the latest in a long line of writers to have worked on at least one iteration or another of the film's script, following Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty), who was the most recent person to complete a draft, David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Thomas Dean Donnelly (Sahara), Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara), David Guggenheim (Safe House), and Cormac & Marianne Wibberley (National Treasure).

Carnahan also revealed that he's "only on board to write the script" and not direct due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming production Bad Boys 3, which would seemingly suggest that Sony plans on starting principal photography on Uncharted sometime during the same time frame early next year. If that's true, then it sounds like we may have a director relatively soon and start to hear casting announcements by the tail-end of this calendar year.

Speaking on landing the gig, Carnahan expressed his excitement: “Archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, but that world has always fascinated me. Especially when you go to a museum today and wonder how a piece got there to begin with, Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it.” The film is currently slated for a June 30, 2017 release date, but that's subject to change.

Carnahan's next project is the aforementioned Bad Boys 3, which will reunite franchise stars Will Smith (Suicide Squad) & Martin Lawrence (Death At A Funeral) nearly fifteen years after the last installment. He's also well-known for helming Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, The Grey, and Stretch.

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!


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