Fans have been waiting for a good video-game adaptation for a very long time and there are several on the pipeline that may finally deliver what they've been hoping for. The very popular "Uncharted" game series is being adapted into a film by "Horrible Bosses" helmer Seth Gordon and now the director has confirmed that production should start in very early 2015.
In a recent interview, Gordon revealed the tentative shooting schedule and some new details. He stated, "I think very early next year. That’s the plan. That’s like tomorrow, essentially, because the prep is so complicated for the movie…It’s going to honor the mythology of the game, but I would say honor some of the most interesting stuff from the first one and build from there. There’s some stuff that isn’t in the game."
When he was first announced, Gordon may have seemed like a bit of an unconventional choice to helm such a title. But fear not, fans of the series. He appears to really have a clear direction and appreciation for the series.
Gordon said, "I love the complexity and frankly the sophistication of the storytelling in the game, and we aspire to that — but don’t want to tell the exact same story, of course — so something that doesn’t break the rules of what it did but expands. Because I feel like the people who play the games and know them well don’t want to just see the same story told. You want extra shades."
The main character of the games is named Drake and as of now, no actor has been announced to portray the role. Gordon had a few thoughts to share on his ideal candidate.
"I want it to be a great actor," he said. "That’s number one, and then if it’s someone who has an actual jaw, that’s even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There’s no way we’d do the inverse of that where it’s somebody famous who can’t [act]."
The "Uncharted" property appears to be in very good hands with Gordon, as evident by his understanding of the delicate nature of taking on something this massive. Hopefully he finally gives us a video-game adaptation on the big-screen that really captures the magic of the actual game.
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