Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Hurt Locker”) has been brought in to work on the screenplay for the film adaptation of the popular “Uncharted” video game series at Sony Pictures.
Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”) is slated to direct the action film which, like the game series, will boast a fun adventure style akin to the “Indiana Jones” trilogy. Boal is a reported fan of the games and is expected to bring his skill to polish a script which several writers have taken a shot at over the years.
The games center on treasure hunter Nathan ‘Nate’ Drake, his compatriot and mentor Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan, journalist Elena Fisher and assorted others as they traverse the globe in search of ancient treasures whilst dealing with everything from European bad guys to supernatural beasties.
The first game dealt with the search for El Dorado on an island off the South American coast. The second traveled from Istanbul and Borneo to Tibet and Nepal in search of Shambhala (Shangri-La). The third traversed London, Paris, Syria, Yemen and the Empty Quarter in search of the lost city of Iram of the Pillars.
Mark Wahlberg was attached to an earlier version of the project which fell apart. An offer recently went out to Chris Pratt who has since passed.
Source: Heat Vision