Zap2It got the chance to talk with Seth Gordon about the project and how he’s coming along with Uncharted in the midst of working on a pair of TV shows and the other “irons” he has in the fire:
“I’m doing several of these [‘Marry Me’ episodes] here this summer. ‘Goldbergs’ too,” Gordon tells Zap2it while promoting “Marry Me” at the 2014 summer TV press tour. “I tried to do a chunk at the beginning, and I want to do a chunk here too. It just depends when our actual [‘Uncharted’] start date is actually declared, and then I’ll back out as many episodes as I can do. I’m doing one ‘Goldbergs’ and two of these presently, and I’m hoping to do more.”
When asked when he expects “Uncharted” to go in front of the camera, Gordon says, “I think very early next year. That’s the plan.” Though that is months from now, he notes, “That’s like tomorrow, essentially, because the prep is so complicated for the movie.” Gordon says the setting of the movie will be “very international” and “all over the world.”
Gordon was saying that now they have the script in a “really good place” things seem to be finally moving in the right direction. Which makes sense. The previous idea for the film, when David O. Russell was attached, didn’t even sound like the game it was based on…not even close. So hopefully the new script has fixed those issues and fans will see the adaptation they really want. When asked about casting, Gordon had this to say:
“I want it to be a great actor. That’s number one, and then if it’s someone who has an actual jaw, that’s even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There’s no way we’d do the inverse of that where it’s somebody famous who can’t [act].”
Now we just play the waiting game. With Naughty Dog’s fourth game in the franchise set to release sometime in 2015 (hopefully), getting production started on this movie early on and getting ready for a 2016 release seems like a smart move. Then you’d be able to capitalize on the new game and revived interest in the property.