New Writers Hired for Sony's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Movie
Back in June we first reported that Sony had acquired the rights to adapt the popular PlayStation video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune into a feature film. When it was announced, screenwriter Kyle Ward had been hired to write the script. The studio was waiting for a finished script before hiring a director. However, Latino Review now says that Ward is off the project and he's been replaced by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, two screenwriters you've probably never heard of before. The two just finished writing the new Conan movie for Lionsgate and also have credits on Sahara and Dead of Night.
The action-filled story in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. Power producers Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner will partner together to produce this adaptation. I've heard it's a fantastic video game and the sequel just came out, so I've got high hopes for this, even though I'm always unsure whether a video game movie will be good or not at the start. It's a high priority project for Sony, so expect to hear more soon!