Months after its announcement, Uncharted is quickly edging closer to the silver-screen day-by-day. It was really no surprise when it was announced that a movie was being planned on the incredibly successful and critically appraised game series, though it certainly is surprising how much progress is being made.
The L.A. Times have reported that the script for the Uncharted movie Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, is complete. The script was written by both Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, the duo who worked on the Dreamwork’s adaption of the Cowboys & Aliens film. According to an L.A. Times source, the script written by the two was well liked, and Sony wishes to move forward with the project. Also attached to the Uncharted film is producer Charles Roven, who was part of The Dark Knight crew.
Several directors are apparently being considered for the film, with David O. Russell being one them. Russell was director of films such as Spanking the Monkey, Flirting with Disaster, The Fighter, Three Kings, and I ♥ Huckabees. The Uncharted film was to be pushed towards a summer 2011 release, however, the slot has most likely be filled with Kevin James’ new comedy, The Zookeeper.
The movie is said to be based on the first Uncharted title but the actors and actresses are still unknown at this point.