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National Treasure scribes are on board to write Uncharted adaptation

08.23.2012

Uncharted fans, prepare to be overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or just plain whelmed.

The adaptation of UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE will be written by NATIONAL TREASURE scribes, Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. Not a completely surprising move really.

Neil Burger (LIMITLESS) is no longer attached to direct the film. When the Wibberleys are done with their script, then the studio will look for a new helmer.

The first game in the series centers on, "Drake, along with spunky reporter Elena and gruff chum Sully, following clues left by Nathan's distant relative Sir Francis Drake to find the legendary city of gold, El Dorado. This quest involves traveling through gorgeous but deadly environments and shooting lots of pirates, mercenaries and strange creatures." While it would make for a great film, it's had a bit of trouble getting off the ground. Everyone finally thought this thing might get made when David O. Russell signed on to direct and Mark Wahlberg was cast as Drake. Eventually, Russell dropped and not too long after Wahlberg took off as well. Burger was tapped to direct, and now that's not happening.

Perhaps with some fresh meat on the script something might happen. Who knows. I doubt anyone is holding their breath.

Extra Tidbit: Now that I own a PS3, should I play Uncharted?
Source: Variety

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2:37PM on 08/25/2012
Aren't movies based on video games, y'know, out of style? I guess these guys didn't get the memo and the RE series is proof of that. I'll try my best to keep an open mind because I can't help but feel I'll be watching Ben Gates only this time with a gun after their shitty character failed to spawn a trilogy and this will be their chance to redeem themselves.

Anyways good luck to Drake in finding the CoG because Indy already beat him to it....and..so did Ben! O_o
Aren't movies based on video games, y'know, out of style? I guess these guys didn't get the memo and the RE series is proof of that. I'll try my best to keep an open mind because I can't help but feel I'll be watching Ben Gates only this time with a gun after their shitty character failed to spawn a trilogy and this will be their chance to redeem themselves.

Anyways good luck to Drake in finding the CoG because Indy already beat him to it....and..so did Ben! O_o
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3:06AM on 08/25/2012
When the Wibberleys are done with their script, then the studio will look for a new helmer.


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When the Wibberleys are done with their script, then the studio will look for a new helmer.


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10:26PM on 08/24/2012
There is absolutely no reason to make a movie of Uncharted. There is never ever a need a need for a video game movie in my opinion. If a video game does its job and captures your imagination then whats the need for a movie?

And you have to play all 3 games. Yes the first is clunky compared to the newer ones, but still an amazing adventure and characters from 2 are in 1, so you'd be missing out on jokes and such.
There is absolutely no reason to make a movie of Uncharted. There is never ever a need a need for a video game movie in my opinion. If a video game does its job and captures your imagination then whats the need for a movie?

And you have to play all 3 games. Yes the first is clunky compared to the newer ones, but still an amazing adventure and characters from 2 are in 1, so you'd be missing out on jokes and such.
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9:27AM on 08/24/2012

Play the 2nd and 3rd games

The first one is actually very clunky to play
The first one is actually very clunky to play
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9:08AM on 08/24/2012
Yeah they are going to make it and it's going to be called:

National Treasure: Gates' Fortune

Starring: Nicolas Cage
Yeah they are going to make it and it's going to be called:

National Treasure: Gates' Fortune

Starring: Nicolas Cage
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8:03AM on 08/24/2012

Niki...

Now that you own a PS3, why wouldn't you play Uncharted? It's one of the best game-trilogies to date.
Now that you own a PS3, why wouldn't you play Uncharted? It's one of the best game-trilogies to date.
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7:43AM on 08/24/2012
The most important thing is: Have they ever played the game?
EXTRA TIDBIT: If you own a PS3 and have not played Uncharted yet, you are missing out on probably the best game for PS3. And you will probably understand why a movie is'nt really necessary.
The most important thing is: Have they ever played the game?
EXTRA TIDBIT: If you own a PS3 and have not played Uncharted yet, you are missing out on probably the best game for PS3. And you will probably understand why a movie is'nt really necessary.
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5:27AM on 08/24/2012
I hope this shapes up to be a truly good video-game-to-movie adaptation; the world needs one of those. Neil Burger has an interesting visual style, and I actually don't mind the writers of National Treasure coming on board, I enjoyed those films even if they weren't great. At any rate, this is certainly a step in the right direction after the whole David O Russell and Mark Wahlberg debacle.
I hope this shapes up to be a truly good video-game-to-movie adaptation; the world needs one of those. Neil Burger has an interesting visual style, and I actually don't mind the writers of National Treasure coming on board, I enjoyed those films even if they weren't great. At any rate, this is certainly a step in the right direction after the whole David O Russell and Mark Wahlberg debacle.
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3:29AM on 08/24/2012
From the writers of National Treasure? well if they stick to the same formula there is a 100% chance Uncharted will suck.
From the writers of National Treasure? well if they stick to the same formula there is a 100% chance Uncharted will suck.
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1:05AM on 08/24/2012
Why in the name of all things good and holy would they not already have Nathan Fillion attached to this??
Why in the name of all things good and holy would they not already have Nathan Fillion attached to this??
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12:59AM on 08/24/2012

Dude ...

That tidbit best be rhetorical! The Uncharted games are beyond awesome.
That tidbit best be rhetorical! The Uncharted games are beyond awesome.
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11:17PM on 08/23/2012

tidbit: YES play all three!

all three are great games... at their worst! haha

As for the news, I heard elsewhere that these two new writers were being brought in to fix up/rewrite the script, not to write a completely new one? Maybe I misread
all three are great games... at their worst! haha

As for the news, I heard elsewhere that these two new writers were being brought in to fix up/rewrite the script, not to write a completely new one? Maybe I misread
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11:12PM on 08/23/2012

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YES! Play all 3 right now... No seriously get the hell up and go play now!
YES! Play all 3 right now... No seriously get the hell up and go play now!
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11:05PM on 08/23/2012
All 3 games are great, but the 2nd is the best.
All 3 games are great, but the 2nd is the best.
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10:56PM on 08/23/2012
Play the second one. First one is very meh.
Play the second one. First one is very meh.
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8:04AM on 08/24/2012
If by 'meh' you mean completely awesome, then yeah, it's pretty meh.
If by 'meh' you mean completely awesome, then yeah, it's pretty meh.
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