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Uncharted Is Coming to the Big Screen

| 30 Jun 2009 20:02
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Sony has inked a deal with Columbia Pictures to produce a big screen adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Nathan Drake's ready for his close-up, as Sony has announced that it has penned a deal with Columbia Pictures to give Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune a big screen adaptation. The film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner, whose credits include many of the Marvel superhero movies, The Dark Knight, Get Smart and more.

"We have been working with Avi and the folks and Columbia for quite some time and look forward to sharing additional details on the film in the short future," Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells said. "Obviously we designed the game to be a cinematic experience and we too can't wait to see it on the big screen."

According to IMDB, the screenplay will be written by Kyle Ward. That name might be sound familiar to you: Ward is quickly becoming the go-to guy for game-to-movie adaptations in Hollywood, having written the Kane & Lynch script as well as the recently announced Hitman sequel. No word on how the movie will treat its source material, but you can probably rest assured series hero Nathan Drake will be in there somewhere.

Which of course sets in motion the fanboy favorite tradition of playing casting director for the movie adaptation of your favorite game. Who should play Nathan Drake? Firefly's Nathan Fillion seems like a natural fit (and they have the same name too), but that probably makes too much sense to actually happen. Instead, my money will be on Mark Wahlberg, just because I like Mark Wahlberg. If not him, how about, uh, Tyrese? Yeah. Tyrese. That'll do.

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