Back in February, it was announced that the video game series, Uncharted, would finally be made into a movie and that it would be directed by Seth Gordon. And according to a report from Zap2it, the team will start filming the movie during early 2015.
Gordon's notable work includes Horrible Bosses (2011), his returning hit The Goldbergs and his new NBC series Marry Me.
"I'm doing several of these ['Marry Me' episodes] here this summer. 'Goldbergs' too," Gordon told Zap2it. "I tried to do a chunk at the beginning, and I want to do a chunk here too. It just depends when our actual ['Uncharted'] start date is actually declared, and then I'll back out as many episodes as I can do. I'm doing one 'Goldbergs' and two of these presently, and I'm hoping to do more."
The game, from Naughty Dog studios, stars a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city.
Ever since 2008, the Uncharted film project has had many directors accepting the role before eventually dropping it. The list includes David O. Russell and Neil Burger, who passed it on after initially accepting the job.
However, Gordon is sure that the franchise will finally get its movie adaptation since the timing happens to be very favourable owing to the upcoming release of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End video game for the PS4.
For the uninitiated, Mark Wahlberg was previously considered for the to play the character of Nathan Drake. However, Gordon now says that his team is on the lookout for "an actor of Wahlberg's caliber".
"I want it to be a great actor," Gordon says. "That's number one, and then if it's someone who has an actual jaw, that's even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There's no way we'd do the inverse of that where it's somebody famous who can't [act]."