Oscar winning screenwriter Mark Boal – best known for writing The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty – has come on board to rewrite the screenplay for the adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted.
David Guggenheim wrote the most recent version of Uncharted that caused Sony to greenlight the movie. Mark Boal has simply come on board to polish up the script before the movie goes into production.
The video game follows a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake, a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who believes he has learned the whereabouts of the fabled golden South American city El Dorado from a cursed statue. His search for El Dorado becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray.
As of yet there have been no casting announcements for this movie, although Mark Wahlberg and Chris Pratt have both previously being linked to the role.
Uncharted is set for release 10 June, 2016 and will be directed by Seth Gordon.