In addition to his screenwriting duties, Carnahan has also apparently been offered the director’s chair for Uncharted. According to the movie scribe however, unless the production’s shooting schedule is pushed back, he will be unable to helm the picture as he is currently directing Bad Boys 3.
Sony will produce the film with the cooperation of Arad and Atlas Entertainment Production, with Charles Roven, Avi Arad, and Alex Gartner serving as producers on the project:
Production on the sequel gears up early next year — after Will Smith wraps David Ayer’s “Bright.”
“In a perfect world I would love to do both, but right now, I’m only on board to write the script,” he said.
“Uncharted” is an action-adventure film based on the critically-acclaimed and top-selling PlayStation video game series, which follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
Carnahan said entering the world of Nathan Drake is a dream come true.
“Archaeology today is in itself an antiquity, but that world has always fascinated me. Especially when you go to a museum today and wonder how a piece got there to begin with,” he said. “Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it.”
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