A new player has come on-board to breathe new life into Sony’s long-rumored video game adaptation of  Uncharted.  Joe Carnahan, who was previously set to direct from his own script, had to part ways with the project, due to his commitment to another Sony project, Bad Boys For Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. So the new addition has put the film on the fast track, check out who it is after the jump.

Reports on the Uncharted movie, start as far back as November 2009, with screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Voltron: Defender of the Universe) who took over the writing duties from Kyle Ward (Machete). David O’ Russell then came aboard to direct in 2010, when Mark Wahlberg was being eyed to play the iconic Nathan Drake. Neil Burger (Divergent) was next slated to direct, with National Treasure writers Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley tasked with writing the script. Seth Gordon came aboard in 2014, when it was rumored that filming would start in early 2015, with Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) taking a crack at the script. Sony had most recently set a June 30, 2017 release date for Uncharted, but they pulled it from their release schedule.

 The project is based on the long-running video game series Uncharted, following Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, who goes on a quest to find the lost city of El Dorado. Along the way, he runs into a rival treasure hunter, who must team up to fend off creatures, mutated Spaniards and Nazis.

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