"Uncharted," is an action-adventure third-person shooter platform game series developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation. The video game series follows the story of protagonist Nathan "Nate" Drake, a charming but stubborn treasure hunter who travels the world in an attempt to uncover treasures of historical significance. Nate is pretty much a crossover between Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, though publisher Naughty Dog was able to make Nathan Drake a stand out character from the treasure hunting group by playing with Nate's personality.

A man with a dry sense of humor, a treasure hunter and a thief, Nate often appears an amateur compared to the likes of Indy and Lara. This simple yet enigmatic personality made Nate such an interesting character that fans could relate to. Nathan's character was likable and believable compared to treasure hunting, college professor Dr. Jones and the aristocratic, physically gifted Lara Croft.

Nathan Drake and the "Uncharted" series was such a hit that it expanded to other media platforms apart from its four main titles. Like many successful video game titles, a motion picture adaptation was an inevitable route for "Uncharted."

Fingers crossed

"Night at the Museum" and "Stranger Things" director Shawn Levy is set to direct the upcoming "Uncharted" movie.

Director Shawn and writer Joe Carnahan would like to make a new generation Indiana Jones movie out of the game series. The plan is not to make the movie a direct adaptation of the game itself, as this is most likely a hard route to take considering that most video game fans don't receive video game movie adaptations that took the same path.

Levy is banking on Drake's back story, recounting the story of young Nathan Drake as the four main titles of the "Uncharted" game only revealed a snippet of the origin of Sully and Drake as they met in the past. Joe and Shawn see a golden opportunity in making a treasure-hunting action movie out of this chapter in Nate's life.

"Uncharted" fans will keep their fingers crossed and hope that the movie would live up to the video game's acclaim.


The movie has been in different stages of development since June 30, 2009. Since then, the people behind this project have been working hard to get the characters right, the target date to begin filming was set to be sometime this past spring with Tom Holland starring as young Nathan Drake.