Uncharted Movie: Ward Not Involved

LatinoReview is reporting that Kyle Ward, previously tagged with the screenwriting role for the new Uncharted movie, has been dropped. The site says that Kyle’s deal “fell apart at the last minute mainly” because Sony didn’t want to wait around for a draft while Ward was “tied down and contractually obligated to deliver drafts for his other commitments – mainly Hitman 2.”

Producer Avi Arad is still onboard though, but the writing duties now appear to be with Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, the duo responsible for the Sahara and next year’s Conan. We’re not suggesting these two are lower rent than Kyle Ward, of course, but not having Kyle Ward on the writing team is surely a big blow for the ambitious project.