Academy Award Winner Mark Boal to Draft Uncharted Script

The Hollywood Reporter brings word this afternoon that Academy Award-winning writer Mark Boal, who won in 2010 for The Hurt Locker and was nominated again for Zero Dark Thirty in 2013, has been brought on to work on the script for Sony's adaptation of the hit video game series Uncharted, of which Boal is reportedly a fan.

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DarkOcelet1372d ago

I'm not sure how i feel about that. I mean most of his movies scripts were sort of dark or sad. Hopefully he nails Drakes humorous personality.

Nitrowolf21371d ago

I have a feeling this final Uncharted game (least by Naughty Dog) will have a more darker tone to it. Not as dark as last of us, but more so than any of the previous uc games. Of course I assume they'll keep the humor in as well, but nate looked old, probably has a lot more to lose

-Foxtrot1371d ago

Horrible choice, all he's mostly done has been war stories

Zero Dark Thirty - 2012
The Hurt Locker - 2009
In the Valley of Elah - 2007

Oh and look at his recent story

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Come on...

callahan091371d ago

I see this as a good thing. The man knows how to craft a good dramatic story. It's probably a little devoid of humor and perhaps more intense than an Uncharted theme should feel, but he's a talented writer and can bring a plot to this movie that will make it exciting and interesting to a wide audience. The thing that's important to keep in mind is that this kind of scriptwriting in Hollywood often isn't a singular process. They don't just have one guy write a screenplay and then they shoot it exactly as is. Often it will go to committee with producers and the director and often even the big stars acting in the project (some stars get a lot of creative input, if you're curious do some research on Russell Crowe and the script modification process that went on during the production of the Academy Award winning film GLADIATOR). This guy comes in and puts the plot to paper, then it goes to committee, and they'll probably hire people to rewrite it, and add in the humor and make the theme fit what the producers and director are going for. I'm sure it'll work out in the end, and I'm about as certain as can be that this guy won't be the only credited writer on this script by the time all is said and done.

Rimeskeem1371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

Before anyone freaks out. Remember the word 'draft'.

iluvmaPS31371d ago

I didnt know he did the story of AW. First single player cod I enjoyed since mw2