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Uncharted: the Movie

06.25.2009

When I first played the PS3 adventure game UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE (which is a blast), I thought the experience was cinematic enough to be a prime candidate for feature treatment.

Now a couple years later (and a sequel game due in a few months), a studio has finally stepped up to bring the gorgeous game to life. Columbia (i.e., Sony) has the suddenly busy screenwriter Kyle Ward working on the script, with former Marvel madman Avi Arad and DARK KNIGHT's Charles Roven producing.

The game follows fortune hunter Nathan Drake (a blatant Nathan Fillion facsimile), who finds a clue in the coffin of distant relative Sir Francis Drake that sends him on a quest for the fabled treasure of El Dorado. On his search for the legendary city of gold, he encounters deadly jungles, WWII relics, mercenaries, pirates and mysterious creatures, all the while contending with mischievous (but occasionally useful) cohorts.

Ward is apparently now the go-to guy for videogame adaptations -- he penned the upcoming KANE & LYNCH and just landed the job on HITMAN 2.

Extra Tidbit: Voice actor Nolan North (who plays Drake) has an impressive resume of videogame work that includes GEARS OF WAR 2, PRINCE OF PERSIA, HALO 3 and ASSASSIN'S CREED.
Source: THR

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2:03AM on 06/29/2009
Gameslave: I second that motion!
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3:53PM on 06/28/2009
I hope they cast Chris Pine and Drake!!
I hope they cast Chris Pine and Drake!!
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10:29AM on 06/27/2009
Uncharted is the best game on the PS3, hands down. And far more worthy of a movie adaptation than Kane and Lynch...did anyone play or buy that??
Uncharted is the best game on the PS3, hands down. And far more worthy of a movie adaptation than Kane and Lynch...did anyone play or buy that??
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3:16PM on 06/26/2009
but Fillion in Serenity was basically Drake lol
but Fillion in Serenity was basically Drake lol
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12:27PM on 06/26/2009

JOE FLANIGAN

I think Joe Flanigan (Lt.Col.John Sheppard, of Stargate Atlantis) with be a much better fit to Nathan Drake than Nathan Fillion. I agree the Fillion looks a little more like Drake than Flanigan, but in terms of character likeness, and performance, Flanigan would be much more convincing... I think Sam, from Burn Notice, would be a great Sully. I just hope they get it right, cause it's a project with tons of potential....
I think Joe Flanigan (Lt.Col.John Sheppard, of Stargate Atlantis) with be a much better fit to Nathan Drake than Nathan Fillion. I agree the Fillion looks a little more like Drake than Flanigan, but in terms of character likeness, and performance, Flanigan would be much more convincing... I think Sam, from Burn Notice, would be a great Sully. I just hope they get it right, cause it's a project with tons of potential....
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12:05PM on 06/26/2009

Good call on Fillion

I love Unchartered, it's easily the most enjoyable game I've played since Resident Evil 4 on the Gamecube.

I'm not sold on the film because it'll probably be sub-par like National Treasure. However if they got Nathan Fillion I'd be happy to give it a viewing.
I love Unchartered, it's easily the most enjoyable game I've played since Resident Evil 4 on the Gamecube.

I'm not sold on the film because it'll probably be sub-par like National Treasure. However if they got Nathan Fillion I'd be happy to give it a viewing.
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10:11AM on 06/26/2009
If they can do it well, go for it. I agree on the Nathan Fillion thing, thats who I imagined that character was based off of in the first place, but the bonus material in the game said they based him off of Johnny Knoxville.

I'm just wondering if they are going to pull the plot from the first game (which was awesome), or have an entirely original story.
If they can do it well, go for it. I agree on the Nathan Fillion thing, thats who I imagined that character was based off of in the first place, but the bonus material in the game said they based him off of Johnny Knoxville.

I'm just wondering if they are going to pull the plot from the first game (which was awesome), or have an entirely original story.
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9:03AM on 06/26/2009

Well atleast.....

the video game adaptation will be good. Could be a fun movie, the games are really good.
the video game adaptation will be good. Could be a fun movie, the games are really good.
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3:27AM on 06/26/2009

Why is this good news?

You forget that Sony was the one that made those god awful Resident Evil films. Why would you think they could handle a project like this? The only studio I could see putting in the money for the huge scope would be Warner Bros. I'm tellin ya, Sony will kill this thing. Hell, look at the Spider-Man movies as well. They are terrible at adapting things. I love the game too, but I have no faith that Sony will do it justice.
You forget that Sony was the one that made those god awful Resident Evil films. Why would you think they could handle a project like this? The only studio I could see putting in the money for the huge scope would be Warner Bros. I'm tellin ya, Sony will kill this thing. Hell, look at the Spider-Man movies as well. They are terrible at adapting things. I love the game too, but I have no faith that Sony will do it justice.
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1:52AM on 06/26/2009

AWESOME

This is indeed an awesome game. One of the reason to buy an PS3..
This is indeed an awesome game. One of the reason to buy an PS3..
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1:44AM on 06/26/2009
Uncharted was like playing a Hollywood blockbuster, so it should have a smooth transition to the big screen... theoretically

Nathan Fillion as "Drake"
Ted Levine as "Sully"

Make it happen!
Uncharted was like playing a Hollywood blockbuster, so it should have a smooth transition to the big screen... theoretically

Nathan Fillion as "Drake"
Ted Levine as "Sully"

Make it happen!
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1:24AM on 06/26/2009
If they get the right cast of people, this could be an adventure film of Indiana Jones calibur.
If they get the right cast of people, this could be an adventure film of Indiana Jones calibur.
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12:01AM on 06/26/2009
first, gotta say, Uncharted may well be the best platformer this gen. The sequel looks absolutely breathtaking. I just am skeptical about everything dealing with video games... and film.
first, gotta say, Uncharted may well be the best platformer this gen. The sequel looks absolutely breathtaking. I just am skeptical about everything dealing with video games... and film.
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