After Sony spent months figuring out the logistics for its live-action adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, it appears the film has been indefinitely delayed after being dropped from the studio’s release schedule.
According to Coming Soon, the film was dropped from the schedule on Thursday. Polygon has reached out for comment from Sony, but the studio hasn’t made an announcement or issued a statement about the delay at this time. Originally, the film was scheduled to be released on June 30, 2017, putting it in competition with Despicable Me 3.
Earlier this summer, Sony announced that Joe Carnahan (The Grey) was joining the film as a screenwriter. Carnahan has been pretty active on Twitter discussing the movie, and said yesterday that the opening scene for the film, "at least in script form" is "really, really good."
Since Sony announced that it was adapting the film, it’s been plagued with issues. Carnahan, for example, is far from the first person to try and pen the script. Academy Award-winning writers and directors, including Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) and David O. Russell (Joy) have all taken stabs at writing it, according to Coming Soon, but never boarded the project.
Polygon has reached out about the status of the project and will update when more information becomes available.