It looks like Sony is putting the Uncharted film on ice for the moment.
As noticed by ComingSoon.net, Sony removed the film from its release calendar today.
The film was to follow the story of the first game, where Nathan Drake is searching for the fabled El Dorado before stumbling across hostile creatures that are the descendants of long-dead Nazis and Spaniards. Sounds weird if you haven’t played it before, but the game is seriously great. If you haven’t played it, you should.
The film’s most recent writer was Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Narc), but Sony has talked with other writers in the past about giving the script a shot, including Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and David O. Russell, just to name a couple.
The film’s original release date was going to be June 30, 2017, but now we will have to see.
It definitely doesn’t sound like the idea has been scrapped completely, but just that Sony needs more time to get things in order.
It really is a fantastic game and game series, and it would be one of the few video games that would make a good movie. The feel and staging of the game is already rather cinematic, so hopefully we will still get to see Nathan Drake on the big screen at some point in the no-so-distant future.