Attempts to get a live-action Uncharted off the ground have been in the works for ages. And while a release date was announced and a new writer was brought on only a month ago, we might have to wait longer still with a reports appearing that the movie's release date has been pulled from Sony's upcoming release calendar.
This article originally appeared on Kotaku Australia
According to ComingSoon, Sony Pictures has pulled the Uncharted movie from their release calendar. Uncharted was supposed to be coming out in the United States on June 30 next year, but that is now up in the air.
The status of the project was a little shaky before then. Joe Carnahan, the producer and writer of Smokin' Aces and The A-Team remake in 2010, announced he was joining the project at the end of July.But Carnahan isn't directing. And so far, nobody else is either. A lead star hasn't been found either.
ComingSoon's report was also backed up with this note from senior box office analyst Jeff Bock:
Insert Pac-Man dying SFX here. Sony's video game adaptation of UNCHARTED, set for 6/30/17, has been removed from their release calendar.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) September 1, 2016
I guess it's better than hearing that Uncharted has been put on ice permanently. But with the way things are going — remember, Sony Pictures were pushing out press releases for this movie back in 2010 — it's getting difficult to hope.
Eight years. Come on. Surely someone can make this movie a thing. Please?