Avi Arad, the producer of blockbusters such as the Blade
series and an upcoming Everquest
movie, has been revealed as the producer of a cinematic adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
. In an interview with Kotaku
, the 60-year old producer (Kotaku has him listed as 33, leading one to suspect
they are actually speaking with Ari Arad, Avi's son) talks about how Nathan Drake isn't just an Indiana Jones clone. Drake is a complicated character, according to Arad. "He's not a benevolent guy, but he's certainly not a great guy. Indiana Jones was always a good guy and he relentlessly did the right thing. Drake is a guy who's being hauled over to virtue throughout the game."
The film won't bring you to the island as quickly as the game did, according to the producer. Instead, the film will add some background to the story and "explore some of the modern day piracy that's going on today in South America." How do you feel about this film thus far? Is Arad the right guy for the job? Or would you rather have Brett Ratner