It looks like the Uncharted film is finally moving forward, after eight years of internal drama surrounding the project, but Naughty Dog and Sony’s next big screen adaptation, The Last of Us, is at a standstill.
Director Sam Raimi told IGN that while he couldn’t get into much detail, he was attached to the project but neither Naughty Dog or Sony were doing anything to move it forward. Raimi confessed that Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann had some kind of disagreement with the direction the film was going in.
“Right now it’s just sitting there,” Raimi said. “They don’t want to move forward, and it’s not my place to say why, and Neil, I think, is in a slight disagreement with them about how things should go so there’s a standstill. And I don’t have the power to move it.”
Sony’s subsidiary company, Screen Gems, announced in 2014 that it was adapting the action-adventure, survival horror game, with Druckmann on board to write the script. Since the film was announced there hasn’t been any progress on pre-production or casting. The film still doesn’t have any actors attached to it at this time.
It’s unclear when — or if — The Last of Us movie will move forward, but for now, Naughty Dog fans can at least look forward to the Uncharted film. Based on comments from director Shawn Levy and writer Joe Carnahan, it looks like that will begin production next year.