Uncharted game-to-film adaptation is likely
- Posted May 4th, 2010 at 09:42 EDT by Brian Albert
- 18 Comments
Rumors have been circulating for some time about the possibility of a game-to-film adaptation featuring the Uncharted universe. With news of Sony scoping out potential directors and producers, it seems more and more likely that Nathan Drake will soon make an appearance on the silver screen.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the studio has met with David O. Russell, director of Three Kings, Spanking the Monkey, and the upcoming drama flick The Fighter. However, Russell is but one of Sony’s prospective directors. They emphasized that “it’s at the meeting stage, and not close to the deal-making one.”
In an act of foolish confidence, Sony is shooting for a release date of summer 2011. Need they be reminded that video game films don’t have the greatest track record? Taking a little extra time to break the mold with a quality film is perfectly fine with us.
- 4:48am EDT - May 4th, 2010
That's a very good point. Game to film is rarely good, one of the reasons I don't want any snakes on the big screen. Anyway, Uncharted is almost a film anyway, and not very different from Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, so I don't think he'll stand out in the movie world, unless he delivers quality.
- 4:55am EDT - May 4th, 2010
Kiddys cartoon maybe??? that might work
- 5:02am EDT - May 4th, 2010
As long as Drake is not played by Hugh Jackman.....God i hate Hugh Jackman.
Nolan North could play the film Drake, although the don't look alike. But Elana's Voice Actress is the spitting image of her....=)
So yeah....No Hugh Jackman and i am happy
- 5:02am EDT - May 4th, 2010
SONY makes some fo the best movies out there as well as the best games, why can't they make a good game movie.
- 5:04am EDT - May 4th, 2010
Well it does have a solid character base & rich story lines so I can see the sense in it.
But please. Whoever does it better not murder it.
- 5:42am EDT - May 4th, 2010
Yeaj let´s make more money!
- 5:56am EDT - May 4th, 2010
Finding the perfect actor, director and story is gonna be mission impossible for sony, they can't go wrong seeing the great quality of uncharted.
- 6:31am EDT - May 4th, 2010
@4 I strongly disagree, Sony movies are average. They sometimes get lucky with picking up a unknown director for example Neil Blomkamp who did District 9 or Duncan Jones who did Moon. But majority of the time they shed out cash to some crappy as directors for example Roland Emmerich (2012 the visuals are nice but was very cliche'd) or Scott Stewart (Legion- This movie looked awful and was awful.)
- 7:10am EDT - May 4th, 2010
cannot say i look forward to it. i love the way the characer are portrayed now. i hate that they likely wont just use the voice actors for the parts in the movie.
- 7:48am EDT - May 4th, 2010
So after we basically got a game-rendition of Indiana Jones, we now port that back to the big screen? We've all seen that movie, even before it comes out. I really don't think this will work out at all.
I'm not arguing the quality of the game, but it's still an Indie rip-off.
- 8:15am EDT - May 4th, 2010
Joe Flanagan for Drake
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 8:16am EDT - May 4th, 2010
I thought production started on this ages ago..lol.
- 8:58am EDT - May 4th, 2010
Please let us decide the cast before going throuhg with it....i dont want it to mess up like how Goku was caucasian in DragonBall
- 9:33am EDT - May 4th, 2010
Uncharted 1 was ok but PS3 owners hyped it as '' the best game ever '' but it was basically a Tomb Raidor clone, the second was even worse...and before anyone bashes me Im a Sony fan, Iv had every Playstation console and I hate Microsoft and Gaylo, oh and iv never played a Xbox console in my life...thats how over rated Uncharted series is.
- 10:08am EDT - May 4th, 2010
ill would rather see a god of war movie coming in theaters
- 12:26pm EDT - May 4th, 2010
Well, if they are looking at 2011 then most likely we'll be getting Uncharted 3 in 2011. You know how things go, they normally want to release in parallel to boost sales of the game and boost the number of movie goers.
- 12:49pm EDT - May 4th, 2010
:p made that back on jan 2009
i think joe would be PERFECT for the part
- 9:46pm EDT - May 4th, 2010
If they do it I sincerely hope they don't mess it up. We don't need another crappy game to movie port. But what is up with all of the Uncharted 2 hatred popping up? Obviously you people are STILL missing what makes Uncharted 2 one the greatest games ever made. Sure it's closely related to Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, but it EASILY stands out on it's own. The real quality that makes U2 so amazing and why it has received over 30 Game of the Year awards is not simply because of the gameplay, graphics, characters, or storyline. It's because the game combines ALL of the elements that make a game good so perfectly, that no other game can truly match it. Anyone who can't realize that and just seeks to label Uncharted 2 as a clone is doing nothing more than proving theyr'e a casual gamer that don't really know what makes a good game. I know everyone is entitled to they're own opinion, but the fact remains that opinions are HIGHLY based on one's level of intelligence. Just because someone has an opinion doesn't make it a smart one, and some of the overly crititcal opinions about Uncharted 2 go past one's views on something and straight into hateful ignorance.
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