Director Seth Gordon is in negations with Sony to direct the long delayed film adaptation of the Playstation 3 game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune,” Deadline reported on Tuesday.
Gordon is known mostly for his comedies, which include “Horrible Bosses,” “Identity Thief” and “Four Christmases.” However the film that served as his big break was the 2007 video game themed documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”
The most recent version of the “Uncharted” script was written by “Safe House” scribe David Guggenheim. Sony enjoyed his script so much they assigned him to write “Bad Boys III.”
Plot wise the film will be the same as that of the game: Treasure and antiquities hunter Nathan Drake, a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, sets out on a global adventure, alongside female journalist Elena Fisher and his mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan, to find the lost city of El Dorado.
Developed by Naughty Dog and released in 2007 “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” became one of the highest selling and critically acclaimed titles for the Playstation 3. Gaming websites
Kotaku and IGN named it their Playstation 3 game of the year. It was followed by two sequels “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” and “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.”
A movie adaptation has been in the works as far back as 2008. Neil Burger, director of the Bradley Cooper film “Limitless” and the upcoming “Divergent,” was at one point attached to the project. David O. Russell was also attached at one point and Mark Wahlberg was said to play Nathan Drake. However Russell abandoned the project around 2011.
No word yet on who would play the role of Nathan Drake.
Editorial Comment: I hope this project finally comes to fruition. The “Uncharted” games are fantastic and I would love to see Nathan Drake on the big screen. For some I imagine this film would take the taste of “Indiana Jones 4” out of their mouths.
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