Columbia is adapting the action-adventure video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune into a feature film with Kyle Ward set to write the adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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 racheted up several notches when creatures -- actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis -- begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure's true secrets.
The game, from Sony Computer Entertainment, sold 1 million copies in the first 10 weeks of its release at the end of 2007.
No production date has been set.