The Uncharted movie could be in safe hands with Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker) signing on to lend his talents to the script.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boal has signed on to do a three-week production polish. It is thought that he will be working from the most recent version of the Uncharted screenplay, which was written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Boal is more known for hard-hitting news-oriented dramas, but he is said to be a fan of the Naughty Dog franchise.
In less positive news, the Uncharted movie is reportedly still looking for its leading actor. Mark Wahlberg was attached at one point, but subsequently moved on, while Chris Pratt passed on a reported offer.
Uncharted fans will be hoping that this project can push on soon. It has been in the works for some time with the likes of Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, and Cormac and Marianne Wibberley taking a look at the script over the years.
Boal is currently working on the Kathryn Bigelow directed Triple Frontier, which centres on the controversial Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was imprisoned by the Taliban and freed this year in a trade for prisoners held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay.