In somewhat mystifying news, Sony Pictures has dated its currently-in-development Uncharted movie, with the official release date now being 30 June 2017.

The project has been fraught with issues, with progress stalling yet again this year, when director Seth Gordon stepped down. Until then, the movie was expected to launch in the middle of next year, but now it’s been pushed out another twelve months.

Perhaps that’s to give Sony time to, I don’t know, get a new script writer, cast a lead actor, come up with, well you know, something!

Concrete information about the movie has been hard to come by, and most we’ve seen has amounted to rumour and hearsay. At one point Mark Wahlberg was purported to have been cast as Nathan Drake, and I think that was the moment when I began to fear for the project. No disrespect to Mr Wahlberg intended, I am big fan of his brother (hush now), but I just wasn’t seeing him as a viable Drake.

There is plenty of fan pressure to cast Nathan Fillion as the Uncharted lead, and he would be absolutely perfect, in both looks and demeanour, but Fillion is pretty booked with Castle and his web series, Con Man, which is wrapping production at the moment.

So I guess we just have to wait and see what may come over the next year.  Meanwhile, we do have the fourth installment in the video game series to look forward to: Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End is due to launch some time in the first quarter of 2016.

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