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Naughty Dog asked Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write Uncharted movie – they turned it down

Thursday, 27th June 2013 20:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Naughty Dog has on more than once occasion asked Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write the script for the Uncharted movie, according to the duo.

Speaking with IGN about their latest flick, “This is the End,” Goldberg said the two have been contacted by the developer more than once over the past four years, but they have turned it down each time due to not knowing how best to bring it to the silver screen.

“It’s just going to be Indiana Jones,” Goldberg said. “If we could figure out a way to make it not Indiana Jones, it’d be awesome.”

The Uncharted movie last we heard, was on hold, and at one point David O. Russell was slated to direct and Mark Wahlberg was to star as Drake. That’s all in the can now.

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14 Comments

  1. lexph3re

    I actually could think of multiple ways they could make it not like Indiana Jones. And that’s in the direction, one thing that Uncharted is able to pull off is set pieces. Translate that to the big screen properly cut out a love interest for the first movie and reference to Sully only and BAM. Your Uncharted movie with tons of expendable characters and dramatic set pieces. MOVIE!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. wildBoar

    There’s still a million books and capable writers yet to get their work on the screen, and yet we turn to videogames.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Read the article before making a comment.

    “Naughty Dog has on more than once occasion asked Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write the script for the Uncharted movie, according to the duo.”

    #3 1 year ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    I firmly believe Naughty Dog should take Uncharted to Bollywood.

    Imagine the sinking ship section from U3, but with a dance number…

    EPIC!!

    :)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Clupula

    Well, he is right about it being, basically, Indiana Jones. The same beats are always there: Treasure hunter, artifact, having to race villain X to get to artifact, something supernatural happens, hero prevails.

    What makes Uncharted special is the relationship between the characters, to be quite honest. But otherwise, it is pretty much Indiana Jones.

    Unless you do something stupid like make Drake part of an international family that meets out justice or some bullshit like that, you’re using the Indiana Jones template to make an Uncharted movie.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. dreamcastnews

    Probably for the best…. I don’t want to see one of my favourite game series turned into a teen movie about smoking shitloads of pot.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. fihar

    Man, I’d love to see how they’d treat Uncharted, but I guess it’s that hard to escape Indy’s shadows, huh.
    Superbad is still up there in my list of favorite comedies, they sure know how to write funny stuffs.

    I am McLovin!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Clupula

    @6 – And starring James Franco as Drake.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. dreamcastnews

    @8 Yes! It so would!

    #9 1 year ago
  10. KineticCalvaria

    Nah it’s still gotta be Nathan Fillion! This film has to happen. :(

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Clupula

    @10 – Nathan Fillion is…

    Well, let’s say the years since Firefly have not been kind to him. I guess he could play Donut Drake.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Dralen

    @11 Unfortunately you’re spot on.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. gargus

    Seth rogen? The guy is a hack.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. redwood

    not being able to think beyond indiana jones shows their lack of vision… good riddance!

    #14 1 year ago

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