Fri, 18 Jul 2014, 3:21 pm by Jon Parsons, Do Gaming Journalist Tags: Uncharted, Sony,
Uncharted director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) has said the film will begin shooting during early 2015 now that the script is in “a really good place.”
Speaking with entertainment site zap2it, Gordon suggested that filming will indeed start as early as 2015 despite the fact the film still hasn’t cast anyone as its lead, Nathan Drake.
"I think very early next year. That's the plan," says Gordon.
"It's going to honor the mythology of the game, but I would say honor some of the most interesting stuff from the first one and build from there.”
Gordon is the third director to join the project, after both David O. Russell and Limitless director Neil Burger parted ways with the project.
Mark Wahlberg was also reportedly set to star as Nathan Drake but the new director now says he’s looking for a new lead with comparable draw.
“I want it to be a great actor, that’s number one, and then if it’s someone who has an actual jaw, that’s even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There’s no way we’d do the inverse of that where it’s somebody famous who can’t [act].”
Actually, the interview was going great until Gordon suggested that the movie will feature “some stuff that isn't in the game."
“I love the complexity and frankly the sophistication of the storytelling in the game, and we aspire to that — but don’t want to tell the exact same story, of course — so something that doesn’t break the rules of what it did but expands,” he added.
“Because I feel like the people who play the games and know them well don’t want to just see the same story told – we don’t? - You want extra shades.”