The ‘Uncharted‘ movie which has been toasting in development hell for over five years now looks like it may finally see the light of day. A live adaptation of the successful video game franchise, the project has already gone through several writers, directors and possible leads to play Nathan Drake with Mark Walhberg rumored to play the stoic adventurer at one stage.
Now Sony has turned their attention to relative new comer Seth Gordon who is in negotiations to direct. Gordon is no stranger to video game culture whose previous work includes, the ‘King of Kong’ documentary which followed Steve Wiebe in his attempts to take the world high score for the arcade game Donkey Kong. He then went on to direct the crime caper comedies ‘Identify Thief’ and ‘Horrible Bosses’.
Based on ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’, the the first game in the series, ‘Uncharted’ will most certainly be an epic action adventure film along the lines of ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ with treasure hunter Nathan Drake seeking the riches of the legendary lost city of El Dorado.
The most recent script for ‘Uncharted’ has been penned by ‘Safe House’ scribe David Guggenheim and apparently the studio likes what they’ve seen so far.
The next step is to find a protagonist to play the antiquities hunter Nathan Drake, descendant of the famed explorer Sir Francis Drake and his sidekicks female journalist Elena Fisher and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
The game was developed by Naughty Dog and published in 2007 by Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC. The producers and the studio are pushing for the film to get this into production later this year.