Is There Any Need For An Uncharted Film?

With the Assassin’s Creed film released, rumbles over further film adaptations of video games have returned.  As a franchise, Uncharted has provided moments that force you to soak in the scene. For years now, I’ve referred to Uncharted 2 and 3 as the accumulation of what mainstream video games have aimed to be.

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PixelGateUk2345d ago

I don't think there is, i mean the games fill the space pretty nicely. There's not much they could add through a film, bar a few extra eyes on the games

Fist4achin2345d ago

Need, no. Could it be cool if done well? Absolutely. Unfortunately. A lot of video games don't translate well to the big screen. I didn't mind the first resident evil and the hitman movie.

Kingthrash3602345d ago

I think it's the directors fault. I think they should, I don't know through the game or maybe be a fan of the game to understand why people love it. too many times I've seen movies being made from video games and you can tell they get why the game was attractive to begin with. seems like it's just a cash grab for them, they heard of the game but they don't actually know what the game is about. Resident Evil should have been a horror flick ...that's what it should have been. it's a horror game why make it an action flick? I just don't understand why they don't understand.

DivoJones2345d ago

Didn't really work well for Ratchet and Clank.. the game had a much better reception than the movie intended to spark interest in the game. Seems especially ironic considering Uncharted is influenced significantly by cinema.. so it'd be another case of a movie based on a game based on a movie. Sony would be wise to save their money and skip making this movie altogether.

fenome2345d ago

Exactly. The games are awesome because it's interactive media, it's like you actually get to play a part in this story. If a movie is actually done right then that would be cool, but it's not even close to the same experience.

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Garethvk2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

To me it is like the Logan's Run remake. I have been hearing about it for so many years and nothing ever happens. I will believe it when the cameras roll. Also unless Assassin's Creed does well overseas it will be a costly error as it has done poorly in the U.S. the studio is banking on a strong overseas Box Office to turn a profit and ensure the sequels.

PixelGateUk2345d ago

They're probably just banking on China at this point

Summons752345d ago

No, we have Indiana Jones. Plus it's been in production hell for years with no sign of moving forward.

FallenAngel19842345d ago

Do we need a Metal Gear Solid movie?

Most videogame movie adaptations are suffering for a reason

morganfell2345d ago

They suffer because Hollywood sees money. That is all they see. They see the popularity of the game and think paycheck. They buy the rights and the first thing they do is disembowel the IP to remove the very thing that made the game great and attractive in the first place. Then when the movie inevitably fails they decry games as an effective foundation for a film.

These clown executives and financiers can't learn the lesson with games that Marvel has learned with their comics. They do not comprehend the fact games do not need to be radically altered for movie form because games are no longer the domain of the geeks. Games are mainstream and therefore a truer transition of the title to celluloid will yield wonderful results. Instead these supposed experts fail to understand the target demographic and think only the skeleton of the game is worthy of translation and then only if it is drastically made over.

PixelGateUk2345d ago

I don't think you could make the Metal Gear plot lines into anything beyond the game, unless it was some weird ass art house thing. Kojima just stomping on fruit screaming 'war'

KickSpinFilter2345d ago (Edited 2345d ago )

Nope...we have Indiana Jones, which was the main inspiration for Tomb Raider and especially Uncharted.
The Last of Us would be a much better film, really haven't seen that kinda twist with the mold spores. :]

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