IGN - Director Neil Burger has his work cut out for him in bringing Nathan Drake to the screen.
Plus a good story line. So many game to movie crossovers sucked. Street fighter anyone? Although I liked Mortal Kombat and Silent Hill.
Ifs its filled with action and suspense like the National Treasure movies then it can't go bad :-)
have ND's writers write the story not some dumm ass hollywood script writers who want a quick buck on the UC name hire great actors and have a great setting and UC movie can not be 1:30min it should be closer to a 3rhs movie since its action adventure and puzzles like lara craft movies
3 hours? Uncharted isn't that type of film. All of the Indiana Jones films are within 10 minutes of the 2 hour mark. Any longer than that and it will drag. This is not an epic like Lord of the Rings. Uncharted is a fun summer flick, they shouldn't try to make it into more than that.
Im sure MK movie came out before the game fyi. TBH the most movies that have sucky cross overs are the movies where they are replicating games with special powers/moves that just end up becoming corny on the big screen trying to turn it into realism.
@thehitman Wrong, game was first and the movie came after. Don't talk about things you don't know or to young to do so.
@ Ares your right movie was like 3 years later but during that time games and movie productions werent that amazing so turning the arcade versions of MK into a movie was an easy task.
"Don't Rehash the Games" I don't agree with this because that's the only thing I ussualy like about video game films, the bits where they actually stay true to the source material. Like the FPS shooter scene in DOOM or that fight Chris and Claire had with Wesker in RE Afterlife, the same fight Chris and Sheva had. They are the only scenes in the two films I like, the reason I loved Silent Hill was because most of it was references to the games, not all of them but it was the best try. Directors/Writters never follow the source material what if a film finally does stick to the source material and it ends up being good. Yeah we as gamers might know what's coming next but to the general audience it might be good. Neil the director needs to play Uncharted and stay true to the Drakes Fortune material. I'm surprized that even though it's 2011 we still don't have a young director or screenwritter who is a proper gamer, I'm pretty sure one of us on here has a better chance at writting a film adapatation then Hollywood.
I disagree. You can't condense a 15 hour videogame story into a two hour movie without changing some things up. I'll enjoy SMALL bits that pay homage to the game like Nate's humor and the chemistry between him and Sully...but the majority of the movie should come from the director/writers vision. The actual game's story should only provide a base for the movie's story. For example, imagine making a Vanquish movie and you wanted to stay 100% true to the source material. Do you think a 20-30 minute gun fight followed by a 15 minute boss fight over and over again would make sense in a 2 hour movie?
The thing is you only need the cutscenes and core story to be included. All the platforming and shooting is where a majority of the extended gameplay came from and obviously you are going to condense it. However not relating to the game at all? Thats dumb. There has to be moments where the gamers think "ha i remember that, how cool." Thats what makes these films so great. Remember the first few comic book movies? They SUCKED. They had almost no relation to the actual comics and nobody liked them. Today they have TONS of relations to the comics and look at how thriving they are.
"However not relating to the game at all? Thats dumb. There has to be moments where the gamers think "ha i remember that, how cool."" Re-read the first sentence of my 2nd paragraph.
I'm not talking about turning a whole game into a film You can take the Uncharted Drakes Fortune story, stripp it of it's gameplay, take out the unneccesary parts and link some of the scenes together so they flow continually...for example where Drake and Sully are on the boat and leave Elena, you could change it to them still being on the sea plane so later on when Sully get's shot and Drake, Elena escape you can see them getting back onto the sea plane instead of a boat to set up the next scene in the game which is where they are heading straight to the island. It's all about picking out the best, right scenes and fitting them into a nice flowing story so it seems like a film and not a game.
Best way to make the Uncharted movie not suck. - Dont make the Uncharted movie :)
I wish more people would realize that it's just set in stone that these movies suck lol
Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake.
Bradley Cooper... he looks the part and he'll be the first choice considering the director is the same guy who directed "Limitless"
I can't see it man, I don't think Bradley cooper looks like Nate. Fillion, on the other hand is a spitting image! http://katuchuu.net/wp-cont...
I think Bradley Cooper looks more like Flynn, tbh. But imo it's the personality that is the most important part. If an actor can pull off Drake's charm, then the audience will be able to buy that the actor is Nathan Drake.
this guy not looks like drake... -.-
What's more important, the looks, or the personality?
Fillion has both the look and the quirky humour down pat. He HAS to be the frontrunner for it. Just watch Firefly...you'll see why.
Let Naughty dog make it.
How to Make an Uncharted Movie not suck; #1: Don't make an Uncharted Movie.
Keep Kylie Minogue and Jean Claude Van Damme away from it for a start.
lol, streetfighter was appalling. It was on tv the other day and I watched it just for the lulz, so freakin' bad...
He hasn't made many films but the ones he has are not bad. The Illusionist is my favourite. Could he cast Ed Norton as Drake. Not perfect but it would be a huge step up from Wahlberg. Norton can actually act. Fillion is still my preferred choice though.
1 Get a director that will actually play the game. Well seeing how the old director dropped, and this new guy seems legit, step one....accomplished. 2 Take source material. AKA find what can be used in a film and use it. That alone will make 9 out of 10 video game adaptatons 100 percent better....
Big explosive action set pieces, A likeable protagonist and side characters, some puzzles and traps in ancient ruins, some excellent dialogue, some firefights, a globetrotting story. If you can't make a good film out of those you shouldn't be making films. I guess i'm getting disagrees above for suggesting Ed Norton. It was just an idea. He has worked with him before after all. Bradley Coopers to prettyboy. As I said Drake is clearly based on Malcolm Reynolds so Fillion would be perfect but I can't see it happening.
People have to get the facts right ND have said themselfs that Drake was not modeled on Mal, the only thing they have said about Drakes apperance is that his facial model and style was based off Johnny Knoxville from Jackass Honestly Fillion lovers are so obssesed about getting him the role that they even make crap up just because some of the Firefly people work at ND now. Nolan North should be put first...Fillion second. Nolan is Drake, how can people want Fillion instead of North <sigh>
Nathan Fillion is the right choice with out a doubt. The second choice would be Joe Flannagan from Stargate Atlantis. Nolan North should be given a chance though, but remember that he is a voice actor not a screen actor. Very few people will be going to see the movie simply because Nolan North is in it, but Fillion will bring along every fan of Castle, Every Browncoat and a helluva lot of fans of the Joss Whedon collective, they are very faithful and that is a big part of making a money, the fanbase and Fillion carries a built in fanbase.
Two scoops of raisins.
DONT MAKE IT.
Avoding anything cheap an example : Dragon Ball Evolution have cheap effects and cheap visual that remind me of 70's and 80's movies. Good actors and don't go far from the game because the game already have cinematic direction.
My take, one fact only!Dont make it!Let Uncharted IP alone it does not need a film adptation!The same could be say for Halo,Killzone,God of war,Gears..let them alone has games,simple!
There's really only one way to make a movie based video game... Respect the source. The people making this movie should go on the forums and read what their potential viewers are saying about other movies that were books/games/animation. Look at what happened to The Last Airbender. Shamalamadong basically ripped the soul right out of Avatar and replaced it with Indian/white kids with no personality simply because he wanted to and did not understand what made the show special. Look at Max Payne. No...don't look at Max Payne. Look at Olga and Mila then stop watching that terrible movie. It's like the people that made it only watched a few scenes from the game, then made up a bunch of bull****. Look at Dragonball Evolution. I've been a fan of Dragonball since the 80's so naturally, I was sorely disappointed with just about everything in that movie. Syfy could have made a better flick. That was the day I decided to never watch any movie with that kid from Weeds or Chow Yun-fat. Anyway, the movie sucked because the directer decided to make 3 Ninjas 4 instead of Dragonball. Now that I've typed that, they need to stop making videogame movies.
@InTheLab Look at 'Serenity' by Joss Whedon, the best example of a movie made possible with and by the love and passion of the community/director/actors with respect to the IP.
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