Uncharted Movie Gets Help From Actual Talented Hollywood Person

Uncharted Movie Gets Help From Actual Talented Hollywood Person

The Uncharted movie isn't the trainwreck it once was, but it's still something to be concerned about, even with the involvement of the guy who made King of Kong. Why? Because it's a video game movie. Though a recent addition to the creative team might cheer you up a little.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Mark Boal - an Oscar-winner, no less - will be helping out, having "been brought on to work on the film's screenplay". It's unclear whether he'll be starting from scratch and writing the whole thing, or working on the remains of what's already been done (around half a dozen have already taken a swing over the years).

Boal, who wrote both The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, might seem like a pretty serious kinda guy to get in on a project that's going to need a lot of humour, but he "is said to be a fan of the popular video game", which could be... good? It'd certainly be reason to expect that any movie that might actually come of this (remember, video game movies rarely get made!) would be closer to the source material than this disaster of a first idea.

Writer Mark Boal Boards Sony's 'Uncharted' (Exclusive) [THR]


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    Just make Indiana Jones 5 with Nathan Fillion. Fixed.

      And no Shia.

        Perhaps Shia will direct his own original movie featuring a new character he made up called Nathan Drake?

      Noooo, Nathan Fillion is too old! Don't get me wrong, I love him as much as anyway, but nope.

        Too old? Harrison Ford was at least 85 when they filmed Crystal Skull ;-)

        But, yeah, joking. They should just leave both properties alone.

    He's polishing the existing script. Last one he did that for was After Earth.

    Also, from the linked article
    David Guggenheim (Safe House) wrote the most recent version of Uncharted that got the studio excited and brought it to the finish line. Boal has come on board to do a three-week production polish.

    Super unclear.

    Last edited 13/11/14 7:22 pm

      Mythbusters proved you could polish a turd... but you can't polish a M. Night Shyamalan movie.

    King of Kong?

    Is that an autocorrect, or have I somehow missed a cult classic?

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/

      In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed. The top scores are monitored by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, an Iowan who runs Funspot, an annual tournament. Wiebe breaks Mitchell's record in public at Funspot, and Mitchell promptly mails a controversial video tape of himself setting a new record. So Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records. Will the mind-game-playing Mitchell engage; who will end up holding the record?

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