According to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Naughty Dog approached them several times to write a script for a film-adaptation of Uncharted.
“They’re constantly asking me and Evan to make the Uncharted movie,” Rogen told IGN.
Goldberg also revealed that Naughty Dog has been asking both of them to write the film for over four years now but have been constantly declining because they’re not sure exactly how to approach it.
“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 film started development in 2007 and has been tied to several different directors and writers. In 2011, The Figher director David O. Russell came close to start shooting the film with Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake and either Scarlett Johansson or Amy Adams as Elena. Robert De Niro and Joe Peschi were also reportedly supposed to play Drake’s father and uncle respectively. Russel ended up leaving the project due to creative differences with Sony.
The Illusionist director Neil Burger took over Russell a few months after he left but ended up quitting a year later.
The latest update regarding the film was that National Treasure writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberly were hired as screenwriters for the film. However, this was back in August 2012. There hasn’t been any new updates since then.