Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckman provides update on the Uncharted and The Last of Us movies

We have known about movies being made for Uncharted and The Last of Us for a while now however as many reports tell us they haven’t exactly taken off. Both movies are still in the works but we really shouldn’t be holding our breath for these movies to hit cinemas anytime soon.

During a recent press event showing off gameplay for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s end game director Neil Druckman took the opportunity to speak to IGN about the upcoming movies. According to Druckman Naughty Dog has only been “somewhat involved” in the creation of the Uncharted movie which Sony has scheduled to release at the end of June in 2017.

Druckmann shared the following details on the Uncharted movie:

“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. We’ll tell them what we think works, what we think doesn’t work, That’s where we’re at. Last I heard is they got a new screenwriter, but we haven’t seen anything in a while.”

Druckman has stressed that the most important part of getting the movie right is the connections between the major characters Nathan Drake himself, Sully and Elena and ensuring that the relationship is as good as possible.

“Our approach is just to steer them back to those relationships,” he explained. “The most important part to get right is Nathan Drake, Nathan Drake’s relationship with Elena and Nathan Drake’s relationship with Sullivan. If you don’t get that right, I don’t think the film’s going to work. If you get that core right, there’s a chance it could work.”

For those looking for details on The Last of Us movie you might be saddened as there is no information to give, in truth no work is being done on the movie at this time.

“I know I said in an interview a while back we had a table read, got the script to a good place and it kind of entered development hell like these things tend to do. There hasn’t been any work done on it in over a year and a half.”

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