Uncharted 2 borrows a lot from film. In fact, in many ways, it is a film. This begs the question: Do we really need a movie adaptation?
and i think this article is pointless.. so, with this logic: no MGS movie? The main reason why is an excelent idea to make the Uncharted Movie, is because, the game is cinematic.
well i find MGS and UC movie idea a bit different. UC is perfect as a game, i can't really see it being a kickass movie especially with this type of plot, that's one of the reason why it's such a bad idea. In a sense we have already seen Uncharted type of movies before, but for gaming this is the type of treasure hunting game we all been wanting. Now seeing Drakes family and such without them even being in the game or mentioned just seems like they are trying to take something from the story that isn't there at all. It makes it seem that this film doesn't have any connection other then the names and treasure. I mean didn't the director want to make Drake some kind of cop?????? MGS a bit differently. Yeah we have spy movies and everything, but the MGS universe is so big and offers much more then most of those movies. But the only way i would truly approve of a MGS movie if Kojima and David had a part in making the film. It's been hinted that they will, which gives it hope. See Kojima could make the movie how ever he wants considering that Snake is in fact a clone of big boss, and that also there has been other snakes before. Which means that the story doesn't need to be so strict, it's kind of open. Also the game being cinematic is what makes it so attractive. I didn't feel that MGS was Cinematic like Uncharted, Uncharted series it's almost like you are there considering that at most part it's all playable, MGS has a deep story that draws you in, year long cutscenes and everything but this was the draw point, the deep story and explainations and everything. And also for me, a MGS movie would be badass, but an UC movie (to me) wouldn't even interest me that much.
To be honest I hope they cancel the Uncharted movie. They're gonna ruin it, this I know. Just stick to the games. They're better than any action movie anyway. Edit: SMFH @ Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake. Guy can't act and has an extremely annoying Boston accent. Please cancel the Uncharted movie. Seriously. Kill it.
"year long cutscenes" XD dammit, i wish i could still edit, what happened with the 30 minute rule? Why does Hollywood always have to take something so successful in gaming and turn it into movie.
@nitrowolf2 you sir know what your talking about. i completely agree. Uncharted is already a movie in my opinion. MGS is also a movie to me, but the game like you said offers so much more then the basic plot of treasure hunting in a movie that a MGS movie can actually work if done properly. Im not saying uncharted has a bad story because it obviously doesnt. But to make it into a movie that is just to much. the game already has a home, dont try to place it into another one.
Maybe if the director of the Uncharted movie decided to make his own version of Drake, complete with a whole new back story and all. Usually when directors want to make video game movies and change everything about the game they want to make into a movie, they usually SUCK. So there is no point of making an Uncharted movie since it won't have ANYTHING to do with the Uncharted series.
Unless its directed by Steven Speilberg, its pointless. But a Killzone movie directed by George Lucas would be freakin awesome.
David O Russell the director has worked with Mark Wahlberg 3 times. His first movie with him, 3 Kings, received a unprecedented fresh score of 93% on rotten tomatoes....and their latest collaboration 'The fighter' has received a scored a very good 77%. (the film itself according to RT is being tipped for a nom at the oscars, while Amy Adams is supposedly a shoe in for best supporting actress for her role in it) Which btw is a far better recent track record than George Lucas ^ has had recently. Also with a Joe Pesci and a De Niro reunion being heavily hinted at (by Wahlberg himself), this film has buckets of potential. And don't bring up Max Payne as an excuse against Wahlberg. That film was scripted by and directed by a first time director whose only prior credits was commercials. You can only do so much when your working with a butchered script and have no direction to guide you... When Martin Scorsese casted Wahlberg in the Departed, you know the guy has talent.
Why is there so much hate towards an Uncharted movie?
I think because the game is so well done, Hollywood can't help but mess it up. They have nowhere to go but down.
-The director(from what i have heard) hasnt made a good movie in forever. -Mark Wahlberg is Drake and not Nathan Fillion -Addition of unnecesary characters -Who is playing these unnecesary characters(DeNiro and Pecsi) -the plot is around drake and his family becoming "cops" that try to protect treasures Does that answer your question?
Wait wait wait wait wait. Deniro and Pesci are coming out in Uncharted!? Seriously? That's not exactly a bad thing. God knows they can act. And David O. Russell hasn't made a good movie in years? Have you looked at what he just made? The Fighter! That's probably gonna win Best Picture or at very least nominated for it. And it's starring Mark Wahlberg too. Who's probably getting another nomination for The Fighter. Protecting treasures I don't know. Drake tries stopping the bad guys from using the cursed treasures in Uncharted 1&2. Probably isn't that bad. I haven't payed attention to all this Uncharted movie talk cause I wrote it off as guaranteed terrible but God. It actually sounds like it has potential from your list of supposed negatives. And I never heard of that guy you said should play Drake so I don't know. edit: And no random disagrees. Speak your mind if you disagree with me on this. I really don't know much about this movie so maybe you guys know a fact that I don't. Seriously. Not being sarcastic.
^^^^ Yes, that answers it clear. F**k the Uncharted Movie. We need to stop this.
give it to steven spielberg.
^^ Yeah because his recent offerings have been awesome /s
Of all the videogame adapatations, Uncharted is the ONLY video game that you really cannot go wrong. It's almost like making an Indiana Jones movie out of an Indiana Jones book. But like always, the director selfeshly treats it like a video game only to taint it with his "Hollywood" methods. Ironically, the game takes que from "Hollywood" scripts. Despite this "no-brainer" ace-in-a-hole-easy-to-adapt-on ce-in-a-lifetime video game that can SUCCESSFULLY be transfered into a movie, a LOT of people do not feel comfortable about this. And that's when you know, Hollywood is really going to f*ck things up. Put it this way. If this movie blows, do NOT expect any future game-to-movie titles to be successful. EVER! -End of Line
I dunno. I think Uncharted actually lends itself well to a movie. And it David O. Russell actually sticks with it, this could very possibly be a great movie.
LOL i bet the same people would love to see a Gears of War movie with a mediocre script.
They tried it with doom, i thought they learned guess not.
This movie will probably suck. Just like every video game movie. Imagine if Uwe Boll directed it?!
yea i was just thinking of Uwe Boll, he's terrible!! Also Paul W. S. Anderson has made some really bad video game movies, so i guess this could be worse
Hollywood needs to lay off video games, comic books and television. They're becoming an embarrassment.
No it isn't
Its an example of an Interactive Cinematic Experience. I think its about time we stopped wanting every great game to become a movie. Just make the game more cinematic. Respect the original medium it was created in. Book to movie adaps I understand, but i dont and never will understand game to movie adapts. They both are already visual mediums. Movies bore me at this point, bring on more hybrid experiences like Uncharted and we will be fine. Believe it or not, the "silver screen" is not the master medium, there isnt one. The best medium is what your story works best in.
I read somewhere about Drake being an international cop. fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that. If thats the case, then scrap it.
Uncharted would make a great movie but i doubt they will make it right. there already starting off bad with mark walburg, im guessing this movie wont turn out that great.
I am looking forward to an Uncharted movie, because I am not a PS3 owner and haven't played Uncharted 2 or 1, and I think the Uncharted movie can deliver the insight to this well received game to the masses who don't have the opportunity to experience this game first hand. I enjoyed Prince of Persia and so to me this article is biased and missing the point that there's a whole another spectrum of gamers who dont own PS3's or don't even game.
Borrow a friends ps3 and copy of uc 1/2 for a week, if they will let you, no bastardizied hollywood game movie script will hold a candle. To the story and character interactions delivered by amy henning's writing and the voiceover artists in the actual uncharted games. Espically not with mark walberg as nathan drake, you might as well have picked steve austin for his charming personality and friendly demeanor. /s
I love Flirting With Disaster, Three Kings, and I Heart Huckabees, but Uncharted is super awesome as it is; I don't need a movie.
all i wanna know is are they going to make a game based on the uncharted movie???lol,a game based on a movie based on a game.
The sad thing is, that's happened before. On August 11, 1995 Capcom released Street Fighter: the movie for the Sony PS1. A game based on a movie based on a game.
UC2 had fun, action, drama and a heap of mystery. There was nothing sorely lacking that a movie could patch up...
why dont they just do a movie with the game engine etc and gameplay,why do video game movies always have to be with real actors etc
I wrote to Naughty dog before they released Uncharted 2 and suggested that they should have an unlock at the end of the game that reveals the game as a movie with added scenes inserted into the areas where there was gameplay to make a complete movie. I still think that this is a great idea.
Why the fuck are they using the title Uncharted. It has nothing to do with the game. Bastards trying to make money off the Uncharted brand.
its about money in my time here at n4g I have found that folks seem to be a little naive about money, money may just be paper but just like water it can move mountains in high enough quantities. those bastards you speak consist of many folks, including naughty dog. it seems the uncharted games are for you, and perhaps the films will be for someone else; maybe even non gamers who will see the film and want to play the game thus supplying naughty dog untapped revenue. I understand why you dont like the direction the film is taking though.
The problem with making a movie is that it could hurt Naughty Dog and Sony at the end. Yh sure it will make a quick buck but it's failiure may create a bad reputation of the Uncharted name for some people. Obviously people like you and me wont link the game and movie together but newcomers will. O well at least UC3 is announced.
I feel Uncharted 2 would make an average movie at best. It's a great game, almost perfect, but the story was just ok.. it felt epic because of the polish and masterful presentation of the game. I don't think it could hold up in its current form, and why bother making the movie if they have to extensively change it from the source? I mean, I think last I heard Mark Walbeghrghrhg is set to star as Nathan... nothankyou.jpg MGS is also unnecessary, the games are too plot heavy for a quick transition to film, and I doubt they'd keep the quirky appeal of Kojima's story. In fact, I think it would probably only work if kojima was at the helm of the whole project.
Isn't the movie going to be an original story and NOT be an adaptation of either game?
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