Back in June we reported that the hit video game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was going to get a big screen adaptation from Columbia Pictures. Kyle Ward was set to write the film at the time, but it looks like his deal fell through because he is no longer on the project. Apparently the studio didn't want to to wait for him to write the script because he had other contractual obligations he had to fulfill, like Hitman 2.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is a high profile project for the studio and they want to get the ball rolling on it so they hired writing duo Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write the script. They recently wrote the upcoming Conan reboot film.
The story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named 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.
I don't know if you've played the most recent Uncharted 2 video game yet, but it's pretty freakin incredible. On top of the amazing graphics, it has a fantastic story, great writing, and wonderful characters. Playing this video game has been like watching a really good movie. I can only hope that the studio will be able to make a movie just as good or better than the this video game, because I think it's going to be hard to top. I hope they do it justice.
What do you think about this UNCHARTED adaptation? Will it be made into a decent film?
Thanks to our friends at Latinoreview for the update!