‘Uncharted’ Movie – Synopsis, Location And Start Date Revealed | Film News
As it often seems for much-anticipated video game to movie adaptations, news slowly trickles through as studios likely wring their hands over whether they’ve got a new franchise on their hands or another stinker.
The Uncharted adaptation has been in development for some time now, and after screenwriter, Joe Carnahan, revealed the script was complete a few weeks ago, the film finally seems to be heading in the right direction with even more positive news.
The film will reportedly begin shooting in late spring, on location in Columbia. Despite no casting news having been revealed, it’s a positive sign that production is confident enough to move ahead and put this thing in motion. In addition, a brief synopsis was revealed:
“A descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake 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”.
That kind of description is nothing new to Uncharted fans but the on-location shooting in Columbia is a great sign that this is an adaptation the studio is taking seriously. The landscape and mise-en-scène is such a key part of the games that a soundstage and bunch of constant CGI will not cut it (though don’t expect zero CGI, this is Hollywood we’re talking about).
Whether Uncharted will be the blockbuster hit everyone involved is hoping for – and it has all the ingredients to be just that – is something only time will tell. The film currently has no official release date but expect news regarding casting sooner rather than later. The film will be directed by Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night).