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Submitted by gulevski 147d ago | opinion piece

Sony Confirms, ‘Uncharted Movie Will Be Terrible’ - Satire

"In a refreshing bit of honesty, Sony recently confirmed that not only have they set a date of June 10th, 2016 for the Uncharted movie, but also confirmed it will be awful. " | Explosion.com (PS3, PS4, Sony, Uncharted Series, Uncharted Trilogy, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune)

DirtyPimp  +   147d ago
lol at headline
RyuCloudStrife  +   146d ago
Would have been funny if satire wasnt in the headline, spoils the whole piece; useless.
Blacktric  +   146d ago
And if it wasn't there, typical N4G userbase would've started to senselessly bash it from the get go after only reading the headline.

As a side note; I don't have high hopes for Uncharted, Last Of Us and Metal Gear Solid movies because of Screen Gems' and Avi Arad's involvement. This is the guy who claimed that he wants to make MGS movie like the Resident Evil ones because RE movies did it "right".
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UltraNova  +   146d ago
@^^^

You should never, ever get your hopes up when it comes to video games>>>movie adaptations...

These movies are all guilty of ending up gutted and hilariously executed for the sake of Hollywood targeted audience until proven otherwise. Which might as well never happen...
badvlad  +   146d ago
why do you have a half naked pic of urself in a room full of dudes? hahaha
Dontworrybhappy  +   146d ago
I can't stop laughing after reading your comment and I'm not sure why. Maybe the thought of you stumbling across a room of half naked dudes and going "what the hell?" Hahaha XD
Starbucks_Fan  +   147d ago
Talk about satire
-Foxtrot  +   147d ago
I don't think we need a satire article to tell us that

After Seth Gordons comments on the film, it's going to be like every other video game film
Hellsvacancy  +   147d ago
Yep, I almost cried................ in pain after I read Sam Raimi was involved with The Last Of Us movie

Why are they doing this to us, "it's because it's not for us, it's for those mofos to earn themselves loads of cash"
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-Foxtrot  +   147d ago
I don't understand why they can't just get a person who loves the franchise and video games to write these types of films. Whether they are known writers or even ones just starting out because writers in Hollywood don't really contribute to the marketing, even when a film does amazing it's the directors name plastered on the reviews.

The advantage of a new writer is that you wouldn't have to pay him that much. So why get a big name writers for the film when the focus is usually on the guy directing.

Should of just gotten Amy Hennig to condense and restructure the Drakes Fortune script. I hope that's what Neil is going to do for the Last of Us film, there is no need for him to change the entire script he wrote, most of the dialogue is pretty solid.
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Hellsvacancy  +   147d ago
It's because Hollywood doesn't give a damn about making good movies "as long as it makes a high return who gives a damn" even movies that totally suck make money, Resident Evil for example, every single one of those films are EXTREMELY bad, but they make money at the box office so we get sequels

http://www.youtube.com/watc... That's the closest I will get to seeing a decent Deus Ex movie
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mcarsehat   147d ago | Immature | show
Riderz1337  +   147d ago
Who cares if Raimi is involved...Neil Druckmann is writing the god damn script for christ sake.
yellowgerbil  +   147d ago
Sam Raimi is literally the BEST person in the world to be doing TLOU.
He made the Evil dead series, so he can mix action and horror together in a fun mixture, but more importantly he is the person who made the first really LEGIT comic book movie, before spiderman we were forced to watch things like Batman whip out a bat credit card and wear nipples on his batsuit.
If there is anybody out there who can move videogame movies into the spotlight as both critical and commercially successful, it is Sam Raimi
WeAreLegion  +   147d ago
Sam loved the game. Watch the Comic Con panel. Sam and Screen Gems are the best possible choices.
randomass171  +   146d ago
Hey guys, remember Uwe Boll? He claims he was a huge fan of the games he adapted into films. Being a fan doesn't necessarily mean that they will make a good movie. J.J. Abrams was reportedly not a fan of Star Trek and he still made an arguably good new Star Trek movie.
Hellsvacancy  +   146d ago
Duuno why I have to state the obvious again, Sam Raimi makes b-grade comedy horror, nothing wrong with that i'm a BIG fan of his Evil Dead films, if you came to my house you would KNOW that

He is not the right person, TLOU is a serious emotional story, something Sam Raimi doesn't do (don't anyone dare mention Spider Man)

And what does it matter that he liked it? who didn't
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WeAreLegion  +   147d ago
It's not just Seth Gordon I'm worried about. The writers are horrible!
Dontworrybhappy  +   146d ago
This is why I'm happy with Forward unto Dawn, and now hopefully Halo Nightfall. They want the movie to be true to the games. I hope Sony does what Microsoft did back in Halo 3 days. Pull the movies off and come up with a better way to make them more loyal to what the fans want. Because you know... that's who made the games popular not Hollywood.
SaveFerris  +   147d ago
It's possible that this video game adaptation will be awful, not Mario Brothers or Street Fighter awful, but nowhere near the quality of the game and that'll be bad enough.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   147d ago
Why would they invest on this movie? yes the games are great, but all video games turn movies are terrible. Need for Speed? Prince of Persia? Mario Bros?

I agree @ Lord Maim

Silent Hill was a great movie, not to mention one of the best story games on video games.
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Lord Maim  +   147d ago
Silent Hill was probably the best of a bad batch. Hope that The Last of Us breaks the trend, since the original writer/director is doing the screenplay and has final approval over script / casting.

Uncharted though... it just feels like they're going to wreck something I love.
Riderz1337  +   147d ago
I liked the Prince of Persia movie...Was pretty good.
cgoodno  +   146d ago
Silent Hill was a horrible movie. Prince of Persia is probably one of the more acceptable movies based on video games because it was an enjoyable action movie that just used certain elements from the games.

Having said that, there's no way to determine if a movie will be good. If they stick to the video game concepts, it will fail. If they just use it as a building block and remember it's not a video game, then it could do well.

It all depends on the writing, acting, and directing, though.
randomass171  +   146d ago
Y'all are crazy. Wreck-It Ralph was incredible. :P
calis  +   146d ago
"Why would they invest on this movie?"

Because it already has an established fan base which is a whole lot more than any new movie starting from scratch.
funkybudda  +   147d ago
Is anyone really gonna be surprised if movies based on games going to suck?
BlizzardHrr  +   147d ago
I think this article is fake. I didn't see any other sources saying this stuff
Lord Maim  +   147d ago
See above, RE: Satire
tiger4ever  +   146d ago
Sadly it's true. Just checked imdb.
1Victor  +   147d ago
It Could Be Worst Uwel Bowl And M Night Shamalan Co Directing
OfficerDewey  +   146d ago
Please check your email for a invitation to Uwe Bowl 2014. @_@
bigboss1990  +   147d ago
I knew this film would be shit don't need it anyway the uncharted games are like films in a way it's pointless typical Hollywood again ruining stuff :/
D-riders  +   147d ago
Well the director is an idiot if that's what he really said . He should find out who Nathan drake is and make a good movie and with the fan base he won't be worried about his house
mcarsehat  +   147d ago
It won't be terrible and here's why, it all counts on what kind of Game Uncharted WAS. Look at some of the bad game films:

Super Mario brothers
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Need For Speed
Hitman
Resident Evil
Street Fighter
Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li

A good example of a game film:

Prince of Persia (Not great but it does constitute as good)

Now what is the difference between the bad game films and the good game film?

The way the GAMES are portrayed plot-wise OR the fact that ALL of the bad ones are impossible to transform into a palpable and respectable narrative because they are objective based games, they don't even have a narrative to begin with. Uncharted has a narrative, it was one of the first games to bridge the gap between game and film narratives, it can and will work, especially with a gamer at the helm.

(PS Hitman could have been better if they set each act into a kind of game level scenario, like three min die hard films roled into one.)
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SaveFerris  +   147d ago
Don't forget the DOOM movie.
OfficerDewey  +   146d ago
But doom movie had that fps scene with the battle against that big demon slug.. Oh that's all i remember beside rock being super demon. These game movies were Bad. I like the old Mario cartoons. If only resident evil took that hive concept and transitioned to the mansion exploits of Jill and Chris, but that damn Alice just too badass/s._ The Jill from movie is a fox.
heisenberguk  +   147d ago
Not even on my radar! I've been hurt too many times!!
illtornworld  +   146d ago
The director of this movie should be PAUL W S ANDERSON *drum rolls*
LightDiego  +   146d ago
Adam Sandler could make Nathan Drake AND Elena Fisher, at the same time.
cgoodno  +   146d ago
There's a special level in Hell for people like you....

That's just so wrong on so many levels.
ILLINOIS  +   146d ago
Give me Peter Nolan and Hugh Jackman and I am excited.
Flames76  +   146d ago
Of course it will be terrible its uncharted
souga_houjou_jin  +   146d ago
the second game with the most awards after TLOU terrible ?

go play hello kitty or call of money recycled warfare
OfficerDewey  +   146d ago
"The game is already a movie." said Xbromen. Joking aside, i love uncharted's puzzles and enviroments. Can't wait for Uc4 and would totally reap up a remastered trilogy. It's so good..
Aclar00  +   146d ago
Joe Flannigan (of Stargate Atlantis) would have made a good Drake had it been 2004
Dizzydrifter1   146d ago | Off topic | show
Clown_Syndr0me  +   146d ago
Need for Speed is the only decent video game movie, and that's because it had nothing to do with the games.
Okay the plot was ridiculous and I could pick holes in it all day long, but it was fun to watch. Reminded me of the earlier Fast and Furious films, before they turned into action movies.
Tedakin  +   146d ago
Put Mark Wahlberg in it and it will be. I like him, but he ain't no Drake.
paul-p1988  +   146d ago
I always wonder if I'm the only person who see's the word "satire" in the title and just ignore the article as I can already tell it's going to be rubbish as if it was good satire they wouldn't need to tell us...

Then I read the comments, and thankfully I am not alone :)
WitWolfy  +   146d ago
Reminds me of that time back in 2010 or 2011 where they casted Mark Wahlberg to play Drake. Thank God that got scarped faster as it was announced due to fan backlash.
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matt139  +   146d ago
That's their way of saying they can't be bothered.
Picnic  +   146d ago
Satire is 'the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly'.

It's a very weak definition of satire when the target is honestly and deliberately criticising itself in the piece.

I'm no anti-American but the American use of the word satire is an insult to the British use of the word.
The piece is what I would call a 'spoof'.
TBONEJF  +   146d ago
Just wish for once THEY choose the RIGHT ACTOR/PRODUCER to make a PERFECT VIDEO GAME TO MOVIE. Remember Mortal Kombat from the 90s? THAT WAS HORRIBLE. So i don't think i would be watching this one.

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