Nathan Drake will be in theaters during the summer of 2016. Sony slotted the adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted for June 10, 2016. Seth Gordon (The King of Kong, Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief) is directing from a script by David Guggenheim.
The role of Nathan Drake was to be played by Mark Wahlberg, but the Transformers: Age of Extinction star has since departed the project.
Seth Gordon told Zap2It that his screenwriters have ”just got the script to a really good place” and that he thinks “very early next year” is when shooting will begin on the video game adaptation.
Source: SlashFilm & Zap2It“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. There’s 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. Because I feel like the people who play the games and know them well don’t want to just see the same story told. You want extra shades.”
"I want it to be a great actor," Gordon says. "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]."