‘Uncharted’ movie getting script from ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Hurt Locker’ writer


I’m down for an Uncharted movie. Since it essentially is a video game that wants to be Indiana Jones. Movies influencing video games influencing movies. The cultural ouroboros that writhes just below our level of perception momentarily peeking its head out. So if it must happen — and I want it to happen — why not have the adaptation land a dope writer?


Video game adaptations tend to get a bad rap, but Sony is doing what it can to make sure Uncharted bucks that trend. The studio’s efforts now include bringing an Oscar winner on board. Mark Boal, the acclaimed screenwriter behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, has signed to work on the screenplay. Even better is the reason he signed on: He’s actually a big fan of the game. Hit the jump for more on the Mark Boal Uncharted hiring, plus new Uncharted plot details.

According to THR, Sony envisions Uncharted as “a swashbuckling adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones.” At the center of the story is Nate Drake, a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who believes he has found the location of the fabled El Dorado. In his search to find the lost city, he encounters creatures who turn out to be the mutated offspring of Spaniards and Nazis — and who apparently are none too thrilled with his quest to uncover the treasure’s secrets.

What say you?