Specifically, the director has signed on to bring "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" to the big screen, becoming the latest filmmaker to spearhead a major video game turned film franchise. Based on the 2007 video game of the same name, "Drake's Fortune" follows Nathan Drake, a descendent of the pirate and explorer Francis Drake, as he searches for the treasure of El Dorado.
"Uncharted" is undoubtedly a solid choice for a film adaptation, but there are a number of other video game franchises out there deserving of the big screen treatment. After the jump, check out five video games we'd love to see as movies!
It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and even if "Duke Nukem" is all out of bubblegum, he's still got plenty of ass left to kick. The surly video game hero is set for a comeback in "Duke Nukem Forever," a project 13 years in the making. A Thomas Jane or Jason Statham-starring "Nukem" would be a great way to coincide with the video game's impending arrival.
"The Legend of Zelda"
Despite its laughably bad animated series, "Zelda" still has potential as an adaptation. Fantasy stories are all the rage right now, and with "Harry Potter" fleeing the scene next summer, perhaps the time is right for a "Zelda" tale featuring a young Link battling Ganon and his increasingly deadly minions, all in a quest to save the princess and defend the Triforce.
Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" will be a solid indicator of whether or not a "Metroid" movie has any marketability. Like "Gravity," "Metroid" thrusts a lone female into outer space. Unlike "Gravity," this female -- the incomparably cool Samus Aran -- goes around kicking alien butt and taking names. It's a space-spanning sci-fi adventure with the same franchise and leading-lady potential that made "Aliens" such a hit.
Take two parts "Pirates of the Caribbean" and one part Judd Apatow, with the result being one of the greatest pirate comedies of all time. A "Monkey Island" adaptation starring an Apatow regular like Michael Cera as Guybrush Threepwood would be plenty of fun, offering the mainstream public a high-seas adventure that swashbuckles just as deftly as it busts guts with laughter.
Sam Raimi has been developing a "Warcraft" movie for some time now, but with his decision to pursue "Oz, The Great and Powerful" as his next feature film, it appears that the wizards and warriors are taking a seat on the bench for now. Here's hoping that it's not benched for too long; a "Warcraft" movie could be epic, and after "Drag Me To Hell," it's clear that Raimi hasn't lost touch with his ability to create hilariously terrifying monsters.
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