It continues to perplex me why, exactly, studios insist on producing big-budget motion pictures based on video games. The track record for such an expensive endeavor is spotty at best, especially in terms of box office success. With the exception of “Silent Hill” and the “Resident Evil” series, I can’t think of any other adaptations that come close to capturing the spirit of the source material. That being said, if there’s a possibility that an IP can make a few dollars on the big screen, someone out there will try their best to make it happen. You can’t blame a greedy, opportunistic producer for trying, right?
Latino Review is reporting today that “Sahara” and “A Sound of Thunder” scribes Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly have been hired to pen the upcoming “Uncharted” flick, which should follow the events portrayed in the first installment of the series. This decision was, no doubt, influenced by the popularity of the game’s sequel, which has received a metric ton of positive reviews. Will this be the film that completely redefines the video game-to-motion picture genre? Holding your breathe might not be the best idea.
In the meantime, pick up a copy of “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.” It’s pretty nifty.