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Uncharted Movie Confirmed, Might Actually Be A Winner

First of all, we really hope that "Max Payne" will be a solid movie based on an excellent video game series. Seriously, all we're looking for is "solid;" we don't need or expect "fantastic." But Hollywood is well aware of the power of the gaming industry, especially now that it typically beats the snot out of the film industry in terms of overall profit.

This being the case, it seems some people don't want to make movies based on games that suck. They don't want to be another Uwe Boll. Some of these people are the likes of producer Ari Arad and the production studio he runs with his father, Avi. Kotaku did a big feature on these guys, and during the interview, we learn that a movie based on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is definitely in the works. Arad plans to "mix things up a little bit;" while the game quickly drops you on the island, the movie will start a little sooner in the story, and they're also toning down the gunplay a bit. In other words, you can expect more talking, more sexual tension (that reporter chick is cute, so that's cool), and in general, more depth. Nothing wrong with that. Oh, and they also say that we shouldn't confuse Nathan Drake or this movie with the "Indiana Jones" saga-

"Indiana Jones was always a good guy and he relentlessly did the right thing. Drake is a guy who's being hauled over to virtue throughout the game."

So anyway, our hopes are once again high. Usually, whenever this happens, the movie ends up sucking hardcore and we're all disappointed. But "Max Payne" looks promising, and it seems the Avrads aren't just phoning this one in; the "Uncharted" film could be downright great. We'll keep an eye on things, just 'cuz we know you'll want to learn more.

10/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 10:39:19 PM
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Guess we will have to pray Ben, I've all but given up on Castlevania being any good after reading the plot idea and about the named director. I think now that Hollyweird is out of original ideas they may have to treat game2movie conversions seriously.

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karneli lll
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 11:12:59 PM
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The actor playing drake better look like him,they better not put matthew mconahey,

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Qubex
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 11:16:13 PM

LOL!

Q!

"all RoaDs LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 11:43:02 PM
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No movie has EVER convinced me that movies based on games are any good.

Hopeful for it but I don't really care 'bout this lol.

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Warukyure [Power User]
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 12:02:34 AM
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I'm pretty sure it will turn out well. Arad has a long list of things he's produced.

Though an uncharted movie is good... I really wish there was a Resistance movie

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Klint
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 4:23:11 PM

Me too :(

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HUSO
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 12:31:48 AM
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IMO Uncharted in the form of a movie would be quite shallow.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 1:53:19 AM
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Well it cant be worse than Indy 4, The ending was atrocious!

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ThePoetRazel
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 7:13:15 AM

The ending? It didn't exactly have a good beginning or middle either. Let's all just hide in a fridge. lol

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Geobaldi
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 3:57:45 AM
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I agree about Indy 4. The movie was great until the last 20 minutes or so. Still was great seeing him on the big screen again. And for some reason I always heard the Indiana Jones theme when I played Uncharted lol. And I agree that movies based on games have been a bust for the most part. Though I did love the first Mortal Kombat movie. I hope they do this one justice. It's a great game and it would be a shame to maybe see it's rep get ruffled by a bad feature film.

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www
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 5:36:15 AM
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Am not really into movies n wat did Uwe Boll direct dat flopped?

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LightShow
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 6:48:41 AM

He directed House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne, BloodRayne II: Deliverance, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, and Postal.

While theyre not necessarily (all) flops, theyre not blockbusters either.

I think Ben's point was that theyre not super-popular games, the ones everyone has. Like Halo, Super Smash Bros, And Call Of Duty, to name the huge ones.

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bamf
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 7:47:09 AM

I think they would need to tone down the gunplay. I don't think you can have Nathan take as many bullets in the movie as he does in the game.

'Sexual Tension' Typical in any movie, as if it is a neccessity to have a leading male and a leading female and they always have to make out.

If I could direct a movie and I had the financial backing. I would make a survival horror movie with movie stars in the cast. I wouldn't have a leading role, I would have all the stars killed one by one so the audience wouldn't know who would survive, and then have the most likely to be killed guy actually survive. He wouldn't get the gorgeous women in the end because she is either married or is in a relationship.

Just bored of the same old 2 people fall in love at the end crap that you see in nearlly every movie.

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tramp
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 6:27:36 AM
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i wish this was animated like the game was,that would be way better

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LightShow
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 6:43:05 AM
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As far as uncharted goes, i hope the second one doesnt turn to survival horror at the end.

Aliens, bring em on.
Vampires? gimme a break
Werewolves? no problem
Zombies? err...
Mutant, superhuman(superundead?)zombies? *RUN AWAY!*

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www
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 7:51:14 AM

Agreed,i was pissed off to see those kina resistance-look-alike aliens gettin to the end.

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tramp
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 7:57:12 AM
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i kinda liked it,it was more like indy in the way that there is magic and an unexplained force.
it also kinda lets them do what ever they want now,in a sense of that it can be a little far fetched.

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karneli lll
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 9:43:49 AM
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if it has an ending like the mist (that was one hell of an ending), it will be outstanding. Im worried about how they'll do drake's humor,here's hoping they dont go for cheesy one liners

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LightShow
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 4:01:49 PM

agreed. I hope they have a lot of scene's like the one where Nathan gets shot out of an airplane, and all the way down you just hear "crap crap crap crap crap!!!"

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TEG3SH
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 7:30:55 PM
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at karneli the mists ending was the best ending ever,it even beats saw 1

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Alienange
Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 10:10:30 PM
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We used to say "the book was so much better." Now it'll be "the game was so much better."

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MetalHead09
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 11:19:25 AM
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uncharted was just plain fun for me. it actually reminded me of the movie national treasure. both that movie and uncharted were fun adventures. uncharted was the obvious winner though lol.

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