We’ve known him create such adventurous outings as a Night At The Museum and Real Steel, but now director Shawn Levy has confirmed that his next project will indeed by the adaptation of popular video game series Uncharted.
A game series primed for the big screen treatment, Uncharted follows the adventures of Nathan Drake, a roguish hero looking to discover treasures as he takes on quests filled with action, exotic locales and so much more. Think a cross between Lara Croft and Indiana Jones and you won’t be far away.
While at a recent screening, Levy confirmed further details for the film and we’re dead excited after these comments.
I’ve been interested in this project for years. I’ve played and loved every iteration of the game. I think it’s largely a popularly accepted notion that it’s as cinematic a game as we’ve had, maybe ever, certainly of late. And it’s cinematic in that it’s not only wildly visual, but it’s really rooted in character and a very specific tone and a sense of fun, right? When is the last great, fun, fucking action-dynamic, treasure-hunting movie? Right? It’s not Indiana Jones, it’s not National Treasure; it’s very specific, it’s all kind of anchored in Nathan’s tone.
So I’ve been interested in it, and I’ve just been quietly letting people know I’ve been interested in it, but other people have been involved, I’ve been busy, and a moment finally appeared recently where I was like, “Me! Okay, me!” Sony and the producers involved were like, “Yeah, that actually makes perfect sense.” I’m like, “Yeah! That’s what I’ve been saying for a little while.”
I am unabashedly thrilled to be making that next year.
Yes, that’s my next project. Normally, as a director, you’re attached to something—I know of at least one director in this room—it’s like, the dance we always do is, “Oh, I’m attached to this,” and then you look at my IMDb page and it looks like I’m making 19 movies.
Uncharted, I am not messing around. I am so committed to this thing and I’m in it on the script level with Joe Carnahan, who knows what he’s doing; that’s been a really frickin’ fun collaboration.
You’re dam right it’s going to friction’ fun and we simply cannot wait for this one!