‘Uncharted’ Video Game Adaptation On The Way

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:46 am,

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Adding to the already extensive list of video game adaptations is Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, an action-adventure game from back in 2007. Columbia Pictures are developing the game for the big-screen, with Kyle Ward hired to write the script. The film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner.

In case you’re not familiar with the Uncharted video game:

Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is ratcheted up several notches when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.

The Sony Computer Entertainment game sold one million copies in its first ten weeks of release alone.

What’s interesting to note is Ward, the guy who’s been hired to write the script for Uncharted, also wrote the upcoming video game adaptation Kane & Lynch (set to star Bruce Willis), and was just recently announced as the writer of Hitman 2. So either Ward is a great writer who will finally give us some truly quality video game adaptations, or he’s just being hired repeatedly because he now has experience with video game movies. Either way, he’s sure to be making some decent cash round about now.

I have played the Uncharted video game, and it’s quite a lot of fun for awhile. However, as is a problem with a lot of games, the story doesn’t last that long and all you can do is play it all over again, which always gets a bit tedious. However, I still admit it’s a good basis for a movie adaptation, with plenty of room for creative additions by the writer and director. This probably won’t happen, but perhaps Uncharted will finally bring us a video game movie of genuine quality.

When all else is lost there’s always hope…

Are you a fan of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune video game, and do you think it will make a decent movie?

Uncharted currently is in the development stages and doesn’t have a release date as of yet.

Source: THR

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  1. has the potential to be a good popcorn flick at least and i think Nathan Fillion would be perfect for Nate Drake

  2. @Iain,

    I’ve read a few people’s opinions that Fillion should play the lead role – he has the look and a lot of charisma to make it entertaining, even if the action etc isn’t top notch.

  3. damn it Naughty Dog.

    why didin’t you agree to make a movie about Jak and daxter?!

    screw uncharted! cough-compared to jak-cough

  4. Wonder if the movie will be racist too

  5. NEver played the game. I own both a PS3 and 360 and I have always prefered the 360 controller for action games. Am i missing out?? I had Killzone 2 for 2 days before I dumped it because I hated the damn PS3 controls

  6. This was the first game I played on my PS3 and I LOVED it, I havent really been as satisfied with anything since, sure its a little liner but its so fun and on such a big scale with great cinematic scenes, its just that the end is a little big “out there” compared to the rest of the movies, but I guess Indiana Jones is pretty out there too and quite beloved.

    Nathan Fillion = Absolutely Perfect.

  7. Nathan Fillion would be perfect as Drake!!! I hope the guys over there listen.

  8. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar you are really missing out. Uncharted is one of the best games of the last 7 to 8 years. It’s a critically acclaimed game and the sequal is out this year it also looks amazing.

    The great thing about this is that when I played the game I was constantly thinking this would be a great movie. It basically was. I really could only come up with one negative while playing the game and that was the fighting near the end. The game was cool the first 90% then that last 10 turned in to a horror genre game and I hate those. So was tough for me to make it through the game. However if you like action adventure and horror genre this game will be good all the way through for you.

  9. Haha, that’s awesome. I came on here to say how while I was playing the game that Nathan Fillion would be perfect if they ever did a movie because the character reminds me so much of him and I find everyone thinking the same thing. Hopefully the studio will pick up on that too. He needs more (and bigger) roles, darn it!

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