Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sony's Adaptation of the Game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Starts Anew

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

The film adaptation of the thriller/adventure game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is back to square one with the departure of director David O. Russell, his script, and Mark Wahlberg, who was set to star as Nathan Drake.

The Los Angeles Times has an in-depth review of how the film came to be and what is believed to have caused Russell and Sony to part ways. Clearly there were two clashing visions here: Russell's desire to use the game as a backdrop for a completely different plotline (an art heist film involving a family of international thieves) and Sony's desire to have the film more directly relate to the gameplay itself. Neither party is commenting officially, however Sony apparently still wants to make the film, though a Summer 2012 release date seems unlikely.

In the game, which was originally released in 2007 for PlayStation 3, Nathan Drake, a descendent of Sir Francis Drake, is seeking the lost treasure of El Dorado. A sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, was released in 2009.

You can watch an early trailer for the game below.

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