Shawn Levy, the director attached to the upcoming Uncharted movie adaptation, has confirmed that the movie could start filming as soon as early next year, though naturally a cast would have to be set first for that to happen.
Speaking with Collider, Levy said that he definitely won’t start filming the movie before March of 2017, though he would ideally like to begin in the late spring-early summer period. Of course, he’d have to have a set cast to do that and it sounds like final choices on who will play leading man Nathan Drake are still being made.
Levy acknowledged that he has heard fan suggestions which cover pretty much every hot male actor of the time, including Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Oscar Isaac, Chris Evans, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He has also heard the fans pining for more offbeat choices like geek culture icon Nathan Fillion or even Nolan North, the voice actor who played Drake in all of the Uncharted games. However, Levy reiterated that he is still in talks with Sony and the movie’s producers over who should ultimately get the role and that he cannot promise it will be one of the fan-suggested actors.
Despite the fact that filming of the Uncharted movie could begin next year, the movie still doesn’t have a projected release date, which actually isn’t that surprising considering it has been in various stages of development hell for the past eight years.
For more on the Uncharted series, be sure to read about how Uncharted 4 made our list of the best PS4 games of 2016.