MUMBAI: David O. Russell will write and direct Columbia Pictures‘ Uncharted: Drake‘s Fortune, an action-adventure-based upon the bestselling PlayStation 3 game. The film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner.
The story follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. The game, developed by the team at Naughty Dog, was one of Sony Computer Entertainment‘s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for the PS3.
Said Columbia Pictures president Matt Tolmach, "David is a tremendous choice to take on this film. He‘s equally adept at combining all the classic elements involved in this property: great character development, strong comedy, and amazing action sequences. He has a brilliant vision for this material and we know he will bring his original, unique voice to this adaptation."
Named IGN‘s Best Action Game and Best PS3 Game, Uncharted: Drake‘s Fortune sold one million copies in the first 10 weeks of its release when it released at the end of 2007 on its way to moving more than 2.6 (confirm) million copies.
The huge popularity warranted a sequel. The sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, was a major commercial and critical success having won ‘ Game of the Year‘ honors from several influential critics. It sold more than 3.8 million copies worldwide.
Both games are among the all-time best-selling games for the platform.