Hollywood remains convinced that there will one day be a film, based on a videogame, that doesn’t suck – and with that eternal optimism in mind, has lined up Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune for a screen adaptation.

The story of the game sees adventurer Nate Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis, set out in search of the lost city of El Dorado*, a clue to the whereabouts of which he believes he has discovered. The quest is complicated by a rival treasure hunter, and the emergence of mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis (presumably they’ll try their best to wipe you out mañana).

Kyle Ward’s been hired to write the script – he’s recently worked on upcoming game adaptations Kane & Lynch and Hitman 2 (yes, that film spawned a sequel). The film’s being produced by Avi and Ari Arad, and Charles “The Dark Knight” Roven. As for casting, may I respectfully suggest Stargate Atlantis’ Lt. Colonel Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) who’s a dead ringer for the game’s Drake?

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