It looks like “Uncharted” is finally going to happen.
The video game movie was in development since 2008 with directors David O. Russell and Neil Burger both brought into the project and later drop out due to delays and controversies.
Its next director Seth Gordon is trying to rearrange his schedule in between the hit television shows “The Goldbergs” and the new NBC series “Marry Me.”
In an interview with Zap2it, he believes he could start filming “Uncharted” sometime during the beginning of 2015. The timing could be perfect, because Naughty Dog is planning to launch the next video “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” in 2015.
No casting announcement has been made at this time. David O. Russell previously recruited Mark Wahlberg to play Nathan Drake, but the casting decision left with him.
"I want it to be a great actor," Gordon said to Zap2it during the TV summer press tour. "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]."
As for story controversies, Gordon indicated the movie will not completely be a rehash story from the video games.
"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," he says. "There's some stuff that isn't in the game."
That sounds great. At this point, let’s get this movie made.