Uncharted film expected to be R-rated
It looks like the upcoming Uncharted film is taking a page out of the Deadpool book, going the raunchier, racier route toward release. In an interview with ComingSoon, Joe Carnahan, the writer behind the game-based flick, delved into some script details that reveal the proposed tone and theme.
Carnahan said that during his writing process, he worked to match the dialogue of the popular Uncharted series of action-adventure platform games, which includes mature themes and "adult language"—i.e., swearing. Based on the angle from which he approached the script, Carnahan expects the film to receive an R rating.
"When I wrote Uncharted, I didn't spare the rod. I wrote it the way the video game is," Carnahan explained (via GameSpot). "They swear in the game, they're kinda foul-mouthed, and I kept all that stuff intact, and I definitely didn't write it as a PG-13 movie. I wrote it the way that movie should be written."
While still apparently aiming to stay faithful to the source material in terms of language, Carnahan did clarify, however, that he didn't use the Uncharted games in a copy-and-paste method to create his script. Instead, he shied away from a direct translation and referenced the original series as a template for something new.
"There's no point in just transposing [the games] to film," Carnahan said. "You've gotta come up with new s–t, so that's what I did. It was a great challenge but it was a lot of fun.
Additionally, Carnahan stated exactly what was so enjoyable and exciting about creating the Uncharted script: the action. "I probably wrote four of the biggest, f—-n' craziest action sequences I think I've ever written in that movie," he said.
In response to this news, there was some fan backlash. One Twitter user reached out to Uncharted writer Neil Druckmann for confirmation of Carnahan's comments regarding the film. "Hey, is the Uncharted movie R rated?" the user asked, before mentioning the tone present in the game series. "Please tell someone at Sony that Uncharted is lightheaded action [adventure]."
Druckmann responded that no one at Naughty Dog, the developer of the Uncharted games, has even read Carnahan's script and that they have "no idea what the movie is about let alone its tone."
Regardless of its rating, we hope that the upcoming Uncharted film won't be cancelled before it comes to fruition, left just another a video game movie that fans never got to see.