Uncharted: The Movie: The Curse Of The Film Nobody Wants To Direct

Once upon a time, David O'Russell (Three Kings) was down to direct the Uncharted movie. Then he was off. Then back on. Then off, with Neil Burger taking over.

Now Burger is gone. And writing pair Marianne and Cormac Wibberley are reworking the script. The film's producer, Avi Arad, will wait until they're done to appoint the project's third director.

Before you get too excited/puzzled by this, and go thinking there's something wrong with Uncharted or Arad, remember: this is how Hollywood works. It's how movies get made, or not made. Even the video game ones.

Wibberley duo to rewrite 'Drake's Fortune' for Sony [Variety]


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    Headline:
    'Uncharted: The Movie: The Curse Of The Film Nobody Wants To Direct '

    Article:
    'Before you get too excited/puzzled by this, and go thinking there’s something wrong with Uncharted or Arad, remember: this is how Hollywood works. It’s how movies get made'

    There's no need to pick a sensationalist title if there's nothing wrong.

      "UNCHARTED MOVIE TO GO THE WAY OF HALO?!"

      Article: "No."

    Let's just get Guerillmo Del Toro to add it to his list and be done with it. Needs to ultimately directed by Joss Whedon and star Nathan Fillon.

      a younger, skinnier Nathan Fillion would actually work well as Drake.

    Wait, here's an idea...

    How about we don't bother making a movie of a game that is far more exciting and fun than most movies released these days, and just keep making Uncharted games that are far more exciting and fun than most movies released these days?

      That's far too logical, mate. Will never fit in with the fat cats business plan, which is to milk the franchise into oblivion.

      It's like making a sculpture of a painting of a song about a photo.

    I thought Uncharted was already a movie?

    Ba da boom tish!

    Thank you, I'll be here all week.

    There's only a handful of games that I think would make great films, and they'd all be based on the actual game.

    Half-Life 1 & 2
    Fallout 1 & 2
    Mass Effect 1 (not 2 or 3 so much)
    Halo (but only as Neil Blomkamp's vision in the Landfall shorts)

    These series all have a wide appeal in terms of aesthetic, characters (Halo is arguable I suppose), settings, action potential and the engaging nature of their stories. ME1 for example is relatively simple, but very gripping and possibly my favourite sci-fi narrative.

    Well my compromise for the "should Nathan fillion play Nate drake" I would say he's too old to play drakes fortune Nate, so why doesn't Hollywood do something original and instead make the movie a SEQUEL to the games thus evading the need to re-tread an already fantastic story and if you set it up about 5-6 years after drakes deception and show how drakes constant thrill chasing adrenaline junkie lifestyle has cost him elena, sully, Chloe and everybody, and even better it makes drake old enough to be played by the fantastic NATHAN FILLION!!! in whedon we trust!!

    Nathan Fillion is a bit too old to play Drake now. Bruce Campbell is busy with Burn Notice. And honestly, if there's a game that doesn't need a film, it's Uncharted - it's already a better action movie than 90% of them out there, with the benefit of being able to shoot the bad guys yourself.

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