Problem is most video game movies stink. But Uncharted is so well loved talks of a film have been floating around for years now. Joe Carnahan was even brought in recently as a script writer. It seems with this movie that things are once again moving forward with bringing the series to life on the big screen.
Carnahan recently sat down with Coming Soon and had this to say
“[“Raiders of the Lost Ark”] is still arguably my favorite movie of all-time, but it was necessary to create those distinctions. I think Amy Hennig did it when she wrote the game. She made Drake very much an anti-Indiana Jones, you know? Don’t forget, for that first game after that pirate attack, Drake and Sully leave Elena behind, they dump her. Indiana Jones would never do something like that. That’s a rogue act, so she was declaring very early on who that guy was. He was not Jones, he was not to be confused with that guy.
I probably wrote four of the biggest, f***in’ craziest action sequences I think I’ve ever written in that movie. I used the “Uncharted” games as a template but not using any one specifically, because those sequences have already been done beautifully. There’s no point in just transposing them to film, you’ve gotta come up with new sh*t, so that’s what I did. It was a great challenge but it was a lot of fun.”
Personally I think the games are an amazing cinematic experience in themselves but I sure would love to see how it would translate to film.