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Shawn Levy will be directing the long awaited movie adaptation of the video game Uncharted. Levy is more recently known for directing two episodes of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, which he's set to continue directing with Season 2 coming out next year.

Uncharted has been in development for quite a while, starting shortly after the original game was released in 2007. The movie will likely follow the events of the first game but as video game adaptations are wont to do, it will most likely simplify and change elements to fit a film format.

However, after several script re-writes and multiple directors over nearly a decade, who knows what's in store. They could always decide to pull an Assassin's Creed and just create a new story for the film.

The Uncharted game series is currently on its 4th incarnation, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which released in May. Naughty Dog has stated it is the final game in the series.

The first game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, followed treasure hunter Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Frances Drake, who is looking for the fabled golden city of El Dorado.

Nathan Fillion previously expressed interest in playing Nathan Drake, and even tried to start a Twitter campaign for it back in 2010. He bears an uncanny resemblance to the adventurous character, and we also speculated on who else would make a great Drake.

The latest script that Sony seems to be going with was written by Joe Carnahan, who was interested in directing the film but instead will be directing Bad Boys For Life. Currently Uncharted does not have a release date, after being pushed back from next summer.

Source: Deadline

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