Uncharted: Drakes Fortune being written by National Treasure scribes

Video game movie adaptation Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is to be written by the screenwriting team behind Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure films.

Sony Pictures has set Marianne and Cormac Wibberley to work bringing explorer Nathan Drake to the big screen.

The studio is obviously hoping the duo can work the same franchise-making magic on Drake's story as they did on National Treasure , with Uncharted tipped as Sony’s next big movie franchise.

Sony is also on the hunt for a new director for the project, with Neil Burger having departed to make book adaptation Divergent .

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
has suffered from a famously stop-start pre-production, with original director David O. Russell fighting for the adap in February 2011 before departing to make The Silver Linings Playbook instead .

Burger was attached as director for over a year, revealing last year that he was “rewriting from scratch” .

Sadly, it seems Sony’s gently-gently approach has cost them another promising director. We can’t help wondering if this will ever get made…