'Uncharted' Film In Development, Kyle Ward Predictably Hired as Screenwriter

By Nick Breckon, Jun 25, 2009 9:30pm PDT A feature film based on Naughty Dog's action-adventure series Uncharted is in the works at Columbia Pictures, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Kyle Ward, the same largely-untested writer tasked with penning the scripts for Hitman 2 and the Kayne & Lynch adaptation, will handle the screenplay. Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner have been assigned as producers.

No other details on the film were mentioned in the report.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the story of Indiana Jones-esque protagonist Nathan Drake, was released in 2007 on PlayStation 3. The anticipated sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, will arrive in stores this November.

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  • I find it really hard to believe that these films make any money. I mean, pretty much the entire fanbase for these games know that game movies absolutely suck ass.

    I mean, the best game movie we've had so far was Mortal Kombat. Mortal fucking Kombat. And even that was just barely passable. (Although, I haven't seen Silent Hill. Opinions seem split on that one).

    But seriously, why make these movies if 90% of people that would consider seeing it know it's going to be crap beforehand? Surely they'd be better off just creating an original IP, as well as being cheaper?