He sounds pretty excited about this!
Joe Carnahan is a pretty busy man in Hollywood these days. He is writing the script for X-Force, he is the director for Bad Boys 3, and he just finished writing the script for the upcoming Uncharted film. He had a recent interview with Coming Soon to discuss the script.
One of the topics that was discussed was the action sequences in the film. Carnahan talked about not using any particular action scenes from the games in the script.
“I probably wrote four of the biggest, f***in’ craziest action sequences I think I’ve ever written in that movie. I used the Uncharted games as a template but not using any one specifically, because those sequences have already been done beautifully. There’s no point in just transposing them to film, you’ve gotta come up with new shit, so that’s what I did. It was a great challenge but it was a lot of fun.”
Carnahan also talked about the dialogue of the script and his decision to make it R-rated.
“When I wrote Uncharted, I didn’t spare the rod. I wrote it the way the video game is. They swear in the game, they’re kinda foul-mouthed and I kept all that stuff intact and I definitely didn’t write it as a “PG-13” movie, I wrote it the way that movie should be written. I never understood the metric for, ‘This will make X-amount more if it were PG-13.’ PG-13 in a lot of ways is a cop out, and I think it’s been exposed as such.”
Joe Carnahan seems to be trying to keep the movie as close the game as possible, which is always a good thing. Hopefully, the Uncharted film can change the current stigma of bad video game movies!
The Uncharted film does not currently have a release date.