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Oscar-Winning The Hurt Locker Writer Hired for Uncharted Video Game Film

17 November 2014 6:54 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We've been hearing about a big screen adaptation of the "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" video game for years, mostly when David O Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) was attached. Then it became clear that he has never played the game and the helmer eventually dropped out. Then Neil Burger (Limitless) stepped in to replace Russell, and soon after Burger was replaced by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), who is still on board. And now comes word that the project is becoming more of a priority for Sony, which just hired Oscar-winning writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) to polish the script originally written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). The studio still needs to finds its leading man before the film can move forward. Mark Wahlberg was briefly attached, but has since moved on. More recently, Sony made an offer to Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), but he passed. »

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Boal Polishing 'Uncharted' Script, Mystique Hearts Magneto, Shyamalan's Next Goes to Uni & 'Creed' is Coming

14 November 2014 12:18 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) has been brought on to do a "three-week production polish" on the screenplay for the video game adaptation of Uncharted which will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) following the previous draft written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) recently passed on an offer to play the film's lead, an Indiana Jones type named Nate 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. The film is currently slated for a June 10, 2016 release. THR Jack O'Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up) and Julia Roberts are in talks to join George Clooney in director Jodie Foster's financial thriller Money Monster in which Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a bombastic financial TV personality who offers up stock advice on his »

- Brad Brevet

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'Zero Dark Thiry' screenwriter boards 'Uncharted'

13 November 2014 3:27 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

There are few more recent franchises as significant to the PlayStation brand as the Uncharted series. Across three main games (and a prequel), treasure hunter Nathan Drake has scoured the globe for hidden riches. Sony has been trying to adapt the beloved games into a film since 2008, shortly after the series began. The Uncharted film has had a number of writers, directors, and actors attached to the project, and there's now another name to add to the list. As The Hollywood Reporter originally reported and EW can confirm, Sony has brought on Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker scribe »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Mark Boal on board to rewrite Uncharted screenplay

13 November 2014 11:22 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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, »

- Thomas Roach

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'Hurt Locker' writer Mark Boal set to buckle some swash with 'Uncharted' adaptation

13 November 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Mark Boal is, frankly, a fantastic choice for "Uncharted." Boal's screenplays for "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are both strong, lean examples of how to tell some very tough stories in a way that both kinetic and intelligent. Boal's got a knack for writing scenes involving military units that make the audience feel like they're on the inside of that very private brotherhood, and I can see how his skill set so far would play directly into "Uncharted." For those of you who are not familiar with the Playstation game series that is the inspiration for the films, think modern-day Indiana Jones.  The games could have very easily been just a shabby and obvious lift from Jones if the action was good… gamers are often satisfied by the mere attempt at narrative… but it turned out to be more than that, with a central character named Nathan Drake. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Hurt Locker writer attached to Uncharted movie script

13 November 2014 7:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal is said to be working on the Uncharted movie script.

The Oscar-winning screenwriter will reportedly perform a three-week production polish to the original script written by David Guggenheim, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Boal, whose writing credits also include Zero Dark Thirty, is said to be a fan of the video game series.

It was recently confirmed that the film will begin shooting early next year. Sony is targeting a June 2016 release date.

Oscar-nominated writer David O Russell has previously been attached to pen the script, while Mark Wahlberg was linked with the starring role of Nathan Drake.

Video game developer Naughty Dog is currently working on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which is tipped to launch in 2015.

How The Last of Us Remastered will benefit Uncharted 4's development

Watch a trailer for the next instalment of the Uncharted game series below: »

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'Uncharted' Lands 'Hurt Locker' Writer; Chris Pratt Passes

13 November 2014 7:10 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has officially passed on the video game adaption Uncharted for Sony. But not all is lost, as the studio moves forward on the project by hiring Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal, the driving force behind Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker.

Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon is taking on this big screen adventure based on the popular franchise Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. David Guggenheim (Stolen; Safe House; the upcoming Narco Sub and Bad Boys 3) wrote the most recent draft, with Mark Boal being set up to finish the job. He will do a three week polish.

&#8232While Uncharted might seem like an odd fit for the more reality based writer, Mark Boal is a self-proclaimed fan of the video game. And he will help continue to see the studio's vision of Uncharted as a swashbuckling Indiana Jones type adventure.

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- MovieWeb

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'Zero Dark Thirty' Writer Mark Boal To Pen Video Game Adaptation 'Uncharted'

12 November 2014 5:14 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony has hired Zero Dark Thirty's scribe Mark Boal to pen the video game adaptation Uncharted. The film is set to be directed by Seth Gordon.

The video game centers on a treasure hunter named Nate 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. Both face creatures, mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis, that begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure's true secrets.

Mark Wahlberg was previously attached to star. The studio was also went after Chris Pratt but he passed on the role. Other writers who have worked on the project include David O. Russell (he was also attached to direct), Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, David Guggenheim and Cormac and Marianne Wibberley. »

- Laura Frances

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Zero Dark Thirty’s Mark Boal To Rewrite Video Game Adaptation Uncharted

12 November 2014 1:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony are clamouring for a new franchise following the disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man‘s second instalment. After the recent baffling rumour that the studio are planning a spinoff featuring Peter Parker’s quaint Aunt May as a feisty spy, today they’ve stepped up their game. Literally. Their long-awaited video game adaptation, Uncharted, is pushing forward with Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal onboard to tackle the screenplay.

Boal joins a long list of writers who have previously had a stab at the script. Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, David Guggenheim and Marianne Wibberley all turned in drafts that failed to incite enthusiasm from the studio. Similarly, previously-attached director David O. Russell penned a draft which suffered a similar fate.

Where the continued problem exists in these versions is unknown, but the plague of problems the pic has already endured can’t be a promising sign. In addition to the wealth of writers, »

- Gem Seddon

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Uncharted Brings on The Hurt Locker Screenwriter Mark Boal to Work on Script; Film Still Looking for Lead

12 November 2014 1:14 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When we last checked in on Sony's long-gestating adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted, they had set a release date for June 10, 2016 with Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) with an eye to start filming in early 2015.  However, it looks like the script still isn't ready yet as THR reports that Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) is coming in to work on the screenplay.  He's the latest in a long line of screenwriters that includes Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer (the writer of Sahara, not the director The Act of Killing), David Guggenheim, and Cormac & Marianne Wibberley.  Boal, a former journalist who also wrote Zero Dark Thirty, is an unexpected choice to work on a screenplay for a blockbuster that's in the vein of Indiana Jones, but THR says he's a fan of the video game. Hit the jump for more. For those who aren't familiar with the games, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Writer Mark Boal Boards Sony’s 'Uncharted' (Exclusive)

6 November 2014 6:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Uncharted, Sony’s long-gestating adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, is getting a shot in the arm. Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) has been brought on to work on the film's screenplay, which will be directed by Seth Gordon. David Guggenheim (Safe House) wrote the most recent version of Uncharted that got the studio excited and brought it to the finish line. Boal has come on board to do a three-week production polish. The action project might seem an odd choice for the journalist-turned-filmmaker, who is known for hard-hitting news-oriented

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Martin Lawrence Confirms That 'Bad Boys 3' Is Still A Thing That Might Happen

14 August 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been over ten years since "Bad Boys II," and in the time since, all anyone can think about is when "Bad Boys III" will get made. And steps have been taken. In 2009, Sony hired Peter Craig ("The Town") to write a script, and when that didn't work out, the studio hired David Guggenheim ("Safe House," "Stolen") at the end of last year to take a crack at it. Not much has been heard about the project since, but according to Martin Lawrence, his signature comedy franchise is very much alive. Stopping by "Conan" last night, the actor was asked if the sequel was still in play, and he offered up this quasi-update: "I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it's real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good." Time to get excited? You might want to settle down. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Bad Boys 3" Could Happen Says Lawrence

14 August 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

During an appearance on Conan O'Brien's talk show last night to promote his new FX sitcom "Partners,"comedian Martin Lawrence has confirmed reports that a third "Bad Boys" is moving forward.

Asked about the project by O'Brien, Lawrence responded: "I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it's real, they're working on the script, they're getting close and it all looks good."

David Guggenheim was hired to pen the script back in December with the studio hoping to bring back Lawrence and Smith. Bruckheimer in April said it was all a matter of scheduling more than anything. »

- Garth Franklin

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Martin Lawrence Says Bad Boys 3 Is "Getting Close"

14 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We've been hearing talk of a Bad Boys 3 movie since 2009. The last bit of information that we heard was in 2013 when Sony Pictures was looking to hire Safe House writer David Guggenheim to take a crack at the script. 

Martin Lawrence was a guest on Conan last night to promote his new FX series Partners, which co-stars Kelsey Grammer. While there, Conan O'Brien asked him about a third Bad Boys, and if it was actually a possibility, to which Lawrence replied: 

"I believe so, yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer... yesterday and he said its real. They’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good." 

The real question remains though… is Will Smith or Michael Bay up for returning? Because without those two elements it's not really going to be a Bad Boys movie. I enjoyed watching the first two films, and »

- Joey Paur

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Martin Lawrence Says 'Bad Boys 3' is Finally Very Close to Happening

14 August 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Development on Bad Boys 3 at Sony Pictures has been dragging along since as far back as 2009. The studio hired The Town scribe Peter Craig five years ago to write the script, but as recently as this past winter, they decided to commission a new script from Safe House writer David Guggenheim. But since then, we haven't heard anything about the project coming to fruition, which is just par for the course. However, Martin Lawrence appeared on "Conan" last night where he was asked about the sequel by Conan O'Brien, and thankfully the star had some good news, giving us hope that he will reteam with Will Smith again. Here's the video of Martin Lawrence on "Conan" last night from Team Coco: If you don't feel like watching, when asked about the potential for Bad Boys 3 finally coming together, Lawrence simply said, "I believe so, yes. I just »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Bad Boys 3' Still Very Much Alive, Says Martin Lawrence. Script Coming Together. What Can We Expect?

14 August 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It looks like a "Bad Boys 3" movie is indeed closer to becoming a reality with one of the stars of the film, Martin Lawrence, revealing to Conan O'Brien on his show last night, that he spoke to producer Jerry Bruckheimer the night before, and it's definitely in the works.  It previously wasn't clear whether Lawrence was interested in returning (Will Smith and Bruckheimer have previously shared interest, but Lawrence was noticeably quiet about it), but given his conversation with Conan last night, it looks like he will be back for a third film. Screenwriter David Guggenheim ("Safe House") is penning the script for the threequel. Although no »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'Bad Boys 3' Is Close to Happening Says Martin Lawrence

14 August 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comedian Martin Lawrence has confirmed that Bad Boys 3 is very close to getting a green light. He appeared on last night's Conan promoting his new FX sitcom Partners. Host Conan O'Brien brought up the subject, saying he'd heard a rumor that a sequel was in the works.

Martin Lawrence responded:

"I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it's real, they're working on the script, they're getting close and it all looks good."

The actor also pubicily brought up the sequel on Facebook back in July. Here is what he said:

"11 years ago today, Bad Boys II was released in theaters. Feelin' it's about time for number 3... what do you think Will Smith?"

In December of last year, we reported that David Guggenheim was hired to write the script with the studio hoping to bring back stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. Producer »

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Bad Boys 3 still in the works, Martin Lawrence tells Conan

14 August 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martin Lawrence has confirmed that a new Bad Boys sequel is still in development.

The actor starred alongside Will Smith in the 1995 movie and its 2003 follow-up Bad Boys II and a second sequel has long been in development, soon after Smith called for a return back in 2008.

Conan O'Brien asked Lawrence on his chat show about the latest progress on the project.

"Is this true now... people love those Bad Boys movies, Bad Boys 1 and 2, that there's gonna be a Bad Boys 3, is that possible?" asked O'Brien.

Lawrence replied: "I believe so, yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer.

"I just talked to Jerry yesterday and he said it's real. They're working on the script, they're getting closer and it all looks good."

The pair then joked about O'Brien playing a "crooked cop on crack" in the sequel.

Lawrence said in April 2010 that the project was "real realistic" and »

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Martin Lawrence Says Bad Boys 3 is Happening

14 August 2014 4:41 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We've been hearing about "Bad Boys 3" for a while, but nothing ever happened. But in a new interview, Martin Lawrence revealed that he just met with producer Jerry Bruckheimer about the project. When asked if "Bad Boys 3" will ever happen, the actor replied: "I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they're working on the script, they're getting close and it all looks good." Bruckheimer previously said that everyone wants to make "Bad Boys 3," but with people like Will Smith and director Michael Bay involved, it may be impossible to find the right time for everyone's schedules to work out. But there's still hope since David Guggenheim (Safe House) is still working on the script. »

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Martin Lawrence says script almost done for Bad Boys 3

14 August 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When asked if Bad Boys 3 will happen on Conan last night, Martin Lawrence said he just recently talked to Jerry Bruckheimer about it, and says things are looking good for project. I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good. Last we knew, Safe House scribe David Guggenheim was writing the script for Bad Boys 3, and earlier this year Jerry Bruckheimer »

- Jesse Giroux

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