Sony Tap Wheel of Time Showrunner Rafe Judkins to Write Screenplay for Uncharted Movie

“We’ve come up with a wonderful origin story but it’s still based on the Uncharted video game. It doesn’t take place during any of the time periods of any of the Uncharted video games. It actually takes place when Nathan Drake and Sully, I guess you’d call him his surrogate father, were much younger. It’s an origin story that evolves out of the game but is not from the game. Shawn Levy is going to be directing it and a young writer Rafe Judkins is currently writing the screenplay.”
That little nugget was buried in a Q&A Deadline did with Film Maker Charles Roven.

And from Screenrant:
At the moment, there’s no telling when the Uncharted movie will release, let along go into production. Filming was originally supposed to commence in late 2017, but retooling the movie into an origin story seems to have pushed everything back. However, fans may be relieved to know that Sony is still actively pursuing the adaptation by hiring Judkins to pen the latest draft of the screenplay. Hopefully, everyone will be satisfied with it to start rolling cameras in the near-future.
Narg's first reaction was WTF???????? How does Rafe have time to write/rewrite a major movie screenplay and work as a Showrunner on a major Fantasy adaption that is hopefully about to be announced soon???

Narg did a quick google about how busy showrunners are and found that one dude juggles 4 shows...
When John Wirth, the showrunner for “Hell on Wheels,” recently sold a pilot, he reached out to his friend Carlton Cuse for advice on how to juggle multiple shows. Cuse, who’s now running four dramas (among other projects), told Wirth, “You can’t have your way all the time.”
But there’s more to the secret of Cuse’s success than simply letting go. Over the course of several days earlier this winter, Variety shadowed Cuse as he maneuvered seamlessly from a notes session on A&E’s “Bates Motel” to editing “The Returned” to interviewing job candidates for FX’s “The Strain” to filming the pilot for USA’s “Colony.”
“He’s got that brain where he can be working on episode 19 of ‘The Strain’ and then drive across town, have several conversations about who knows what, walk into the writers’ room of ‘Bates’ where they’re talking about episode 3, and just pick it right up,” marvels Wirth.
Now it seems he's a bit of an exception, but it shows showrunners can do more than one show at a time.

So putting a positive spin on this in regards to The Wheel of Time... It seems Sony was so impressed by Rafe's work on the WoT screenplay, they gave him a new job....

Finger crossed eh!

Thanks to Gesion for the heads up!

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