Sahara Scribes Pen “Uncharted” Film

Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (“Sahara,” “A Sound of Thunder,” “Dead of Night”) are set to pen the film adaptation of Sony’s hit video game series “Uncharted” reports Latino Review

Likely to be based on the first game in the series, ‘Drake’s Fortune’, the story follows treasure hunter Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue.

The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is ratcheted up several notches when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.

The first game was the most acclaimed ‘launch title’ for the Playstation 3. Its sequel, ‘Among Thieves’, was released recently and is likely to sit at the top of many ‘Games of the Year’ lists next month.

Kyle Ward was previously announced as the feature’s writer, but the deal apparently didn’t happen.