Carnahan told Variety he’d also “love to” direct the adaptation, however, unless production for the film is delayed, his current shooting schedule for Bad Boys 3, which he is on board to direct, prohibits him from doing so.
Carnahan said he took the writing role because he has been “always fascinated” by the world of archaeology.
“Plus, the property itself is so popular that it was hard to turn down an opportunity to work on it,” he added.
Carnahan’s other writing credits include 2010’s The A-Team and two episodes of NBC’s The Blacklist. Bad Boys 3 is currently slated to hit theaters on June 2, 2017.
The Uncharted movie has seen a number of writers and directors attached to it throughout its years of development, including Seth Gordon, who was set to direct the film before leaving the project last year.
Uncharted 4 game director Neil Druckmann recently told IGN about Naughty Dog’s involvement with the film adaptation. “Every once in a while they’ll come in and they’ll present to us: here’s the script, here’s what we’re thinking,” he said. “We’ll tell them what we think works, what we think doesn’t work.”
Druckmann added the “most important part to get right” is protagonist Nathan Drake and his relationships with Elena and Sully.
“If you don’t get that right, I don’t think the film’s going to work,” he said. “If you get that core right, there’s a chance it could work.”
The Uncharted movie is scheduled for a June 30, 2017 release. For more on the most recent release in the Uncharted series, check out IGN’s review forUncharted 4: A Thief’s End.