National Treasure Scribes Tapped to Rewrite Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Sony Pictures is moving forward with their adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, as the project now has new writers. Variety reports that Marianne and Cormac Wibberley (National Treasure) will rewrite the script which was previously written by Neil Burger. The Ilusionist and Limitless director signed on to write and direct Uncharted last summer, but Variety now notes that he’s no longer involved with the project. He recently entered talks to direct the young adult adaptation Divergent, so that may have had something to do with his departure.

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TheDailySuperHero1525d ago

Great games and hopefully it can be a great movie too.

Soldierone1525d ago

I'm hoping they get a director that actually knows about the games this time. Perhaps let Naughty Dog actually be a part of the development process? Or is that asking too much?

user54670071523d ago

Is it that hard for Sony to throw Amy Henning a bone and let her prove herself as a film script writter, she apparently got into video game script writting because her film scripts wern't getting any attention because of well known names over shadowing lesser known ones like herself so why don't Sony just let her tweak the Drakes Fortune script...least then they wouldnt have to pay her as much as a well known script writter

Hire Nolan, Emily and Richard for the main characters, throw in some big starts mainly as the villains for star power so they can promote the film with them and there good to go.

r211523d ago

Rewrite? They better not change too much. I just hate how films seriously are so different from their main source like Max Payne and Hitman and as long as it doesnt have Sully become his blood relative like David Russel's idea, its cool :L

Soldierone1523d ago

If anything the rewrite will make it closer to the games since its getting rid of that idea all together.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1523d ago

Ever since i finished U3

****Uncharted 3 SPOILERS****

I couldn't shake the feeling that Sully was Nate's father. Marlowe even points out that "Drake" isn't Nate's real last name and that he isn't related to Francis Drake. Then there's the museum heist. Both Sully AND Nate suddenly get the urge to steal that ring? coincidence? Maybe
But Sully did feel,, how should i put this, obligated? to save Nate from Marlowe's mercs at the museum. What drove him to risk his life for some kid. Fatherly instincts maybe? Plus you can't deny that young Sully looks ALOT like Nathan from the nose up.

Not defending O'Russel's script, my eyes threw up while reading it too. I was just stating what i think U3 was trying to tell us. :b

wishingW3L1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Man, stop skipping the cut-scenes! Nate is in no way related to Francis Drake, that was the name of the orphanage he comes from so he uses it as his last name.

Sully helped Nate just because he was a kid. He wasn't part of Marlowes organization, he was simply paid to find the ring and he did. And I really don't see how is so hard to understand that Sully simply wanted to help out a kid... This kind of stuff happens on movies all the time.

wishingW3L1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Just watch a little bit of Heat, Point Break, Romancing the Stone and Indiana Jones. That's how the Uncharted movie should be. Even a bit of The Golden Child would be mice for the one liners on serious situations.

I was watching Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom the other day and I don't know what people talk about Drake being a sociopath or having military when Indy is just a university professor and he kills more people than Drake on Uncharted and some of the deaths are like really violent.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

I couldn't reply to your other comment to me above so i'll reply here. a *facepalm* just won't cut it. You argue with me about Nate not being related to Francis Drake when i made THE EXACT SAME POINT. QUOTE: " Marlowe even points out that "Drake" ISN'T Nate's real last name and that he ISN'T related to Francis Drake". Now Sully was obviously not part of Marlowe's organization. Anyone can figure that out, he was hired help just like Charlie. But during that level where your tailing young Sully, both Sully and Marlowe seem pretty damn close. He was obviously not just "paid help". I said it once & i'll say it again. What would cause a suave young ladies man like Victor "godamn" Sullivan to betray his girl/employer to risk his life just to save a random kid. A random act of kindness from a thief? Possible, yes. Or maybe something more, as i said before "fatherly instincts". What would cause a guy like Sully who as you said is only there to be "simply paid" to constantly bail Nate out of jail at the age of 15 and again at the age of 33. All these are facts from the game. I'm NOT saying i'm %100 sure that Sully really is Nate's father, it's as i said before, a feeling i couldn't shake due to all of the small "clues".