Uncharted Video Game Becomes Film

Popular and well-received PS3 video game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” is set to become an action-adventure feature film for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows a descendent 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.

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

Kyle Ward (“Kane & Lynch,” “Fiasco Heights”) is set to write the adaptation which Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner will produce.