Latino Review has learned that Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly–the writing duo behind Sahara and Sound of Thunder, as well as the upcoming Dead of Night and Conan–are coming aboard to pen the big screen adaptation of Sony’s hit video game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.
It was previously announced that Kyle Ward was writing the script for the action-adventure, but apparently that deal never went through.
The story follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is ratcheted up several notches when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.
A sequel to the game, titled “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” is now also available.