The Uncharted movie isn't the trainwreck it once was, but it's still something to be concerned about, even with the involvement of the guy who made King of Kong. Why? Because it's a video game movie. Though a recent addition to the creative team might cheer you up a little.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Mark Boal - an Oscar-winner, no less - will be helping out, having "been brought on to work on the film's screenplay". It's unclear whether he'll be starting from scratch and writing the whole thing, or working on the remains of what's already been done (around half a dozen have already taken a swing over the years).

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Boal, who wrote both The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, might seem like a pretty serious kinda guy to get in on a project that's going to need a lot of humour, but he "is said to be a fan of the popular video game", which could be...good? It'd certainly be reason to expect that any movie that might actually come of this (remember, video game movies rarely get made!) would be closer to the source material than this disaster of a first idea.

Writer Mark Boal Boards Sony's 'Uncharted' (Exclusive) [THR]