Video Game adaptions are notoriously tricky, so far most have not been much better than average with many falling well below average. So it's with mixed emotions that fans will greet the news from The Hollywood Reporter that Columbia have optioned the rights to make a movie from PS3 mega hit 'Uncharted: Drakes Fortune'.
The studio is developing the action-adventure video game for a feature film, setting Kyle Ward to pen the adaptation that would be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner.
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.
The game, from Sony Computer Entertainment, sold 1 million copies in the first 10 weeks of its release at the end of 2007.
Coincidently I just bought the game in the PS3 Platinum range the other day and the sequel 'Uncharted II: Among Thieves' is due out later this year. The game's vibe is bound to draw comparisons with movies such as the Indy films, 'Romancing The Stone' and 'The Mummy' and may just be the most movie friendly material yet attempted in the videogame to movie adaption stakes.
To give you idea of what to expect Ive put the trailers from both games below.