Uncharted movie still happening

Film adaptation of Uncharted series still alive; new director reportedly attached to the project.

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The movie adaptation of action-adventure game Uncharted is still alive, and will allegedly be getting a new director. Seth Gordon, who directed Horrible Bosses and Identify Thief, is the latest name to be attached to the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gordon is "in final negotiations" to direct the Uncharted film. The movie has undergone several director changes in the past, with Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) previously attached to the film, following David O Russell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Silver Linings Playbook) dropping out of the project. Actresses Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson were also reportedly considered for the role of journalist/love interest Elena Fisher.

Developer Naughty Dog revealed the latest entry to the Uncharted series in a teaser trailer last year. The game is being developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Sony has not yet confirmed a release date.

Discussion

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ayuub99
ayuub99

mark wahlberg would be great for the role as we see drakes comedic side with his snappy punchlines in ted and his great action combos in a lot of movie. also having a big name like mark wahlberg would add a lot of outside interest in the movie from people who necassarily have nt played the game or ever heard of it for that matter and cmon, he darn looks like him too.

prime202001
prime202001

Gerard Butler could pull off Nathan Drake.

Kuhlio13
Kuhlio13

Don't know why people hate on Wahlberg for the part....I think he'd do a good job. However, anyone who watches Supernatural would agree that Jenson Ackles would make a perfect Nathan Drake. I'm all for him taking the role.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

I still want Nathan Fillion.  For everyone that is saying he is too old for the part now, he can look like hes in his 30s for the role if he got in shape for the part.  Only problem is he is totally out of shape.  Hes put on a lot of weight over the years.  I think hes living a little too comfortably off that fat Castle cash.

Zoza24
Zoza24

Hopefully they don't choose Mark wallberg..


And by the way, Nathan Fillion is just to old, go look for an actor that looks like Nathan Drake and with the same qualities Nathan Drake has.


But if you can't do it?, then don't make the movie!.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Good luck to them, I guess, because most movie adaptations of games don't turn out that well.  Mostly because they fail to attract good writers, directors and cast - which it turns out are quite important for making good movies.

TigerClaw
TigerClaw

They forgot to mention that he was the director of the King of Kong Documentary.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Just let it go, Sony. The games are more than good enough and a movie will probably just end up being like Sahara. *shudders*

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Is Marky Mark still slated to play Drake?

Frederick Quatman
Frederick Quatman

Leave it to Sony to focus more on entertainment. Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper movies......smh How bout some games on your new pieces of hardware? Remember those?

Colin Graham
Colin Graham

Lucasarts was making an Indiana Jones game. Then Uncharted got released, and they just went "well... so much for our idea."

Hurvl
Hurvl

"David O Russell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Silver Linings Playbook)" He's not featured in the credits at imdb for Anchorman, so what gives?

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Well... I guess Jason Bateman is Drake then

Kyle Hoger
Kyle Hoger

So the director of Horrible Bosses & Identity Thief is apparently going to direct a film based on one of the greatest PS3 game series made? I'd rather they scrap the idea than let the series become ruined by a rubbish film adaptation.

Halloll
Halloll

we all know what videogame movie we'd all want to watch, The Hunger Games with game characters.

Rick Burk
Rick Burk

OMG! I want to see this. I am huge fan of Nathan Drake.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I think a large majority of how much this succeeds is going to be in the casting. I know that's important for all films but in Uncharted's case the characters pretty much make the game as interesting as it is. Still, I shan't set my hopes too high since games to movies very rarely translate well.

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

Uncharted with out the mediocre shooter aspect? Sounds intresting...

kellian1
kellian1

Saw this movie already....it was called Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

What, another Tomb Raider movie? These movie producers are such cash-cows. Not all successful games make for good movies. An Uncharted movie would be just another average action movie with stuff we've all seen before in movies.

I'll tell you what games would make good movies (if done properly and actually look like the games - like FF Advent Children):

- Devil May Cry
- Mass Effect
- Zone of the Enders
- Halo
- Final Fantasy
- Crysis
- Darksiders
- Castlevania
- Infamous
- Prototype
- Etc...

But no, these guys are like "let's make a movie about games like GranTurismo". Why don't they make a movie about The Sims while they're at it?  -_-  * Sigh *

Nick Skov
Nick Skov

The fact that Nathan Drake is inspired by Nathan Filion should be reason enough for him to play the role

TheLazyClown
TheLazyClown

Bradler Cooper for Nathan Drake and J.K. Simmons for Sullivan. 

meedokicky
meedokicky

I liked the Uncharted games, but I am not excited for the movie tbh. Like, the game was already half a movie.

playstationzone
playstationzone

well I think should got pirates and Carrabin director to do movie.

Thor Christensen
Thor Christensen

No, Eric. Need for Speed. It's an actual movie now and I agree with Delonta.

Marc Boggio
Marc Boggio

So we go from Neil Burger, a guy who made 2 decent movies, one being an interesting spin on a superhero story- to David O'Russel, a guy who has been in the zone, putting up Oscar nominated movies for three straight years- to Seth Gordon, whose best movie to date was horrible bosses...

Leon Kenedy
Leon Kenedy

they said the same thing about bioshock. you poor diluted kids.

Thor Christensen
Thor Christensen

Made by Uwe Boll. The mastermind behind the brilliant movie adaptations of Alone in the Dark and Farcry!

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

This isn't news, they already confirmed Uncharted 4 was in development.

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

Urgh. Movies of games. Urgh.

The Ratchet and Clank movie kinda makes sense, but methinks an Uncharted one, just like an Ass Creed one, is gonna suck.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

No just no. There is already indiana jones to fill the void for an uncharted movie.

dpclark
dpclark

I hope it will be 60 fps...

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

oh because sony can't do both movies and video games am i correct? hello second son is coming out in march....drive club should be in the summer and 1886 is coming out 2014...

V3rciS
V3rciS

@BelaidKL damn he actually kinda looks like Nathan Drake, good pick

Zoza24
Zoza24

The guy is pretty damn old, Nathan Drake is in his 30's.

Maxwrobinson
Maxwrobinson

@kellian1  If this movie is even half as good as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I'd want to see it.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@ShadowOfKratos   Literally all of those is either a set piece or incredibly sci-fi... in other words, VERY EXPENSIVE.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@TheLazyClown  J.K. Simmons yes, Cooper not so much. I think Cooper is a great actor but I've never found his "everyman" very convincing.

rhinemaiden
rhinemaiden

@jsmoke03 haha i was about to say that too ! and on ps3 tales chronicles, ffx hd, and drakenguard 3 in may ! ;/

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

@nl_skipper

Not so much if they make it like Sly Cooper or Advent Children. Anyway, my point is that the movie won't be nearly as impressive as the game.

Besides, if they make an expensive movie based on a game and get it right, they will also make lots of money from it. Avatar was expensive and the revenue paid off because the movie was well made. Lazy cash-cows don't think that way, they simply take a well known name and rush production, so it turns out crap (almost) every time.