‘Uncharted’ Movie Gets a 2016 Release Date

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uncharted movie release date Uncharted Movie Gets a 2016 Release Date

Today is the day of preparation for the 2014 International Comic-Con in San Diego, where many a studio will be dropping announcements and/or trailers for upcoming tentpoles. Hence, a couple of major Hollywood studios are using today to reveal official release dates for franchise installments that won’t arrive until two to three years now – and thus, won’t be presented at the 2014 ‘Con.

That includes Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (currently going by the semi-official subtitle Dead Men Tell No Tales), as well as Sony’s Sinister Six and Amazing Spider-Man 3, and the video game adaptation, Uncharted. It was just a week ago that Uncharted director Seth Gordon said he expects to begin shooting the international treasure-hunting adventure “very early” in 2015 – with the unspoken indication being that Sony/Columbia Pictures is eying the feature for its Summer Movie Season 2016 release slate.

Sure enough, Sony has confirmed Uncharted for a June 10th, 2016 arrival, taking the spot that the studio had previously reserved for a Spider-Man film (Sinister Six has been placed in November 2016 instead). There are currently no other major tentpoles scheduled for release that day, though there are two high-profile animated franchise installments – DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 3 and Pixar’s Finding Dory - that are currently marked down to arrive a week afterwards (though, the third Dragon movie hasn’t been formally green-lit yet, as far as we know).

uncharted video game movie release date Uncharted Movie Gets a 2016 Release Date

Uncharted has yet to officially fill its protagonist role – Indiana Jones-esque rugged treasure hunter Nathan Drake – nor is it clear yet who will receive final screenwriting credit, as David Guggenheim (Safe House) was the last writer reported to have turned in a script draft for the project – and that was before the news broke of Gordon having climbed onboard as director. Fortunately, it doesn’t sound as though it’ll be long before we have more information to offer, in these regards.

As for the prospect of an Uncharted movie in general: we don’t really have a modern film property that is currently filling the spot that was once occupied by Dr. Jones – and with the future of the National Treasure movie franchise very much up in the air, there’s certainly room for Drake’s globe-trotting antics on the big screen. Be sure and let us know if you agree (or feel otherwise), in the comments section of this article.

Uncharted opens in U.S. theaters on June 10th, 2016.

Source: Sony/Columbia Pictures

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  1. Sony should get Joe Flanigan for the job of Nate.

    • That is a smart choice. I always liked Joe and I feel he’d be good for the role, now that Nathan Fillion is getting a bit too old for the part (although I still think he’d be great, I could look beyond Drake’s age.)

      Curious what kind of story they’ll tell, given that it should tie into Nathan’s history with Francis Drake and all.

      • Joe Flanigan is 47.
        Nathan Fillion is 43.

  2. I know Spiderman isn’t that good but putting Uncharted against Spiderman………that’s a big gamble.

    • Ok, scratch that. Uncharted took Spiderman’s release date for 2016. Spiderman 3 is for 2018.

  3. They should have either Nathan Fillion or Zachary Levi play Drake.

  4. Colin Donnell for Drake.

  5. Yes, I really love the Uncharted games, so I hope the film doesn’t ruin it. All in all, though, it seems as if it’s going well, which is a good sign. Really looking forward to it! As for casting, I kind of hope they cast unknown or rising actors.

  6. I have my own ideas for the casting of the Uncharted movies and its sequels if they go with the same characters as the sequels:

    Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

    James Wolk (The Crazy Ones) as Nathan Drake. He has the looks and charisma
    Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead (1981) as Victor “Sully” Sullivan (has the charisma and the sarcasme of Sully
    Emily Rose (Haven) as Elena Fisher (she does the voice in the game and has her looks so enough said)
    Benjamin Bratt (24: Live Another Day) as Atoq Navarro
    Anthony Steward Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) or Alan Dale (Lost) as Gabriel Roman
    An unknown actor for Eddy Raja or Jesse Garcia

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Lena Heady (Game of Thrones) or Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) as Chloe Frazer (anybody an idea because this is a difficult role to cast)
    Jonathan Pryce (G.I. Joe Retaliation) as Karl Schäfer
    Vinnie Jones (Snatch) as Zoran Lazarevic
    Joe Anderson (The Grey) as Harry Flynn
    Common (rapper, Now you see me) as LT. Draza

    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Jason Statham (The Expendables) as Charlie Cutter
    Helen Mirren (Red 2) as Katherine Marlowe
    Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter movies) as Talbot
    Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) as Rameses
    Oded Fehr (The Mummy) as Salim
    A real local Tibetan actor as Tenzin or Chow Yun Fat.

    What do you think guys?

    • I like everything except James Wolk for Drake. I think its the right age range for Drake, I don’t want Nathan Fillion or Colin Ferrell like everyone else keeps shouting for but I don’t think Wolk is a beleivable badass like Drake.

  7. Sony, announce the date for 23 Jump Street.

    • What?When?I didnt read about it?

  8. i think Tyler Hoechlin would be a good Drake, he looks just like drake and could physically take on the role with the work he does on Teen Wolf and it would bring in the young adults and teenagers, you know its gonna be PG 13 so it would bring in that age group anyways…i havent put much thought into the other characters becuase ive only played Uncharted 3

  9. @Sandy Schaefer
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales isn’t the semi-official title that it has, it’s the title that it’s going to have and keep. It isn’t going to be changed.

  10. I’d like to see Bradley Cooper play Drake
    and agree on Bruce Campbell, Ben Bratt, and how about Udo Kier as Roman ?
    Also for Elena – Amy Adams or Emma Stone?

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