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Film Adaptation of Uncharted: Drakes Fortune Official |

That’s right, it’s been officially confirmed. Would have had this posted on Saturday, but I did leave it in the Community. No word on casting or anything like that, but here’s info from the Official PlayStation Blog:

I am happy to confirm that it is indeed true, Sony Computer Entertainment has signed a deal with Columbia Pictures for a movie adaptation of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and it will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner. We have been working with Avi and the folks and Columbia for quite some time and look forward to sharing additional details on the film in the short future. Obviously we designed the game to be a cinematic experience and we too can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

Details are still a bit short, but, according to the Hollywood Reporter, it will take place during the first Uncharted game:

The story follows a descendent 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 racheted up several notches when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.

We all know the usual happenings when either a game gets adapted into a movie, or a movie into a game, but hopefully we won’t have to witness the same fate for this great series. If done right, considering the cinematic quality of the game, this could potentially be a very good thing. Hopefully they don’t screw it up!

  • It won’t be done right..

  • i hope it’s half-decent anyway. but the odds are it will be bad 🙁

  • But with the recent Ghostbusters game it has been proven thet it’s possible to make a great game (more or less) based on a movie. So here’s hoping that Uncharted the movie will be good as well.

  • JimmyMagnum

    I hope they do a good job casting. Nolan North and Emily Rose, the voice actors for Nathan and Elena, would fit the roles pretty well, if not, perfectly, because they look pretty similar to their videogame counterparts. Plus, it wouldn’t make a good movie unless they used the same voices anyway :P.

  • Ozzy

    If they don’t get the voice actors from uncharted i think they shud get Johhny depp or christian bale as nathan, megan fox or Hayden Panettiere as elena fisher and jeff bridges or john goodman as sully. wats ur opinions on actors everyone?

  • Can’t say it’ll be bad unless they do it on purpose. There have been many movies like this, like Romancing the Stone or (gasp) Indiana Jones, and as you may recall, they’re quite good.

    At least until the movie starts talking about aliens.

    As for the actors, the film would probably do well with one star (Drake) and one eye candy (Elena). Right now, I can’t think of suitable actors for either characters.

  • Darrin

    I hate crossovers like this.

    My favorite games (LittleBigPlanet, GTA, Manhunt) would make terrible movies.
    My favorite movies (Borat, Knocked Up) would make terrible games.

  • JimmyMagnum

    Apparently, Naughty Dog has been working with Arad for the last year and a half on the movie (most likely story, script, etc.) That’s what Amy said in today’s dev chat anyway. So far, so good lol.