Kayne and Lynch and Hitman 2 writer Kyle Ward set to pen script based on PS3-exclusive Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

The video game film adaptation hasn’t precisely been the height of classic cinema, despite some mild box office success from films such as Resident Evil and Lara Croft Tomb Raider. However, that hasn’t stopped the Hollywood machine from trying to cash in on gamers favourite franchises.

Recent additions to the film remake pile include plans for a Bioshock movie, a film based on Prince of Persia, and fighting film Tekken. The last big game-based film releases was Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which not only took an extremely heavy panning by critics, but plus failed miserably at the box office.

Now, THR is reporting

that Columbia is developing a new film, based up Sony’s hit PS3 game Drake’s Fortune, with Kyle Ward set to pen the adaptation. Ward is no stranger to video game adaptations having already written the upcoming Kayne and Lynch, and has plus been lined up to write Hitman 2, but only has one major feature film to his name, the upcoming Michael-Bay produced Fiasco Heights, due out later that year. The film version of Drake’s Fortune will follow the story of the video game, which starred Nathan Drake–an adventurer and descendant of British naval hero Sir Francis Drake–in search of the fabled lost city of El Dorado.

Uncharted was released to positive critical reception back in 2007, with a sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, planned for release that Setember. Check out our latest hands on with the game here, and video preview below.

PlayStation 3 | Report: Nathan Drake to compose big-screen debut” was posted by Mark Walton on Fri, 26 Jun 2009 05:05:30 -0700

June 26, 2009 · PS3
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  1. Darling:

    For those of you wondering why Uncharted 2 has betetr performance than Uncharted 3 its because Uncharted 2 is available at 1080p while Uncharted 3 is at 1080i.? Interlaced vs pixels ? Pixels are betetr than interlaced therefore betetr performance.

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