Uncharted movie gets a release date

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Confirmation arrived last week that the long-awaited, live-action Uncharted movie will finally begin production next year, and now the film has a release date, too.

Columbia Pictures has announced that Uncharted will arrive in theaters June 10, 2016, one of the summer’s prime release dates that year. This could certainly be seen as an early vote of confidence in the film, though cameras have yet to begin rolling.

“June 10 is a great date for Uncharted,” said Doug Belgrad, President of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, in a statement accompanying the announcement. “It’s just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film.”

It’s worth noting that the date chosen for Uncharted was previously reserved for another Columbia Pictures film, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which was recently pushed back to 2018.

While the film based on the hit Naughty Dog game franchise now has a director in Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), a script currently receiving another draft by David Guggenheim (Safe House), and a release date, it has yet to find a leading man for the role of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.

Still, with Comic-Con International underway in San Diego, there’s always the chance that Columbia Pictures could be planning some big announcements for this project over the weekend.