Bonus Level For ‘Uncharted’ Movie: Vidgame Gets High Score With Game Awards Noms

Patrick Hipes
Deadline

A live-action movie version of the hit video game Uncharted has been in the works for ages, thought of as a potential global franchise given its cred with gamers. The past several iterations failed to go forward though until last week, when Deadline broke the news that Sony Pictures tapped Shawn Levy to direct the tale of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. (Note: this wait has included mounds of Deadline reader comments imploring filmmakers to cast Nathan Fillion as Drake.)

But it turns out the timing for Fox couldn’t be better: the latest vidgame in the series, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, has been another win for Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment America since it his shelves in May and this morning it scored a leading eight nomination for The Game Awards, which honor games’ creative and technical excellence across console, mobile PC and VR platforms.

The game-to-film biz has been hit and miss in Hollywood over the years. Sony scored domestically and globally with The Angry Birds Movie recently, and Warner Bros is building a Minecraft movie and is in talks with Steve Carell to star in it. Fox’s Assassin’s Creed with Michael Fassbender hits theaters December 21.

Others in the mix among the noms is Pokemon Go, which Legendary is developing as a movie following the massive success of the mobile game.

Uncharted the movie is an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, with Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad producing. The latest script was from Joe Carnahan, who had been aboard to direct before moving on to another project.

Here are The Game Awards noms announced today:

GAME OF THE YEAR
For a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)

Inside (Playdead)

Overwatch (Blizzard)

Titanfall 2 (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST GAME DIRECTION
Recognizing a game studio for outstanding creative vision, game direction and design.

Blizzard (for Overwatch)

DICE (for Battlefield 1)

id Software (for DOOM)

Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)

Respawn (for Titanfall 2)

BEST NARRATIVE
For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

Firewatch (Campo Santo)

Inside (Playdead)

Mafia III (Hangar 13/2K)

Oxenfree (Night School Studio)

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST ART DIRECTION
For outstanding creative and technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

Abzu (Giant Squid/505)

Firewatch (Campo Santo)

Inside (Playdead)

Overwatch (Blizzard)

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN
For outstanding audio, inclusive of score, original song, licensed soundtrack and sound design.

Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)

DOOM (id/Bethesda)

Inside (Playdead)

Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)

Thumper (Drool)

BEST PERFORMANCE
Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia III

Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch

Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Rich Summer as Henry, Firewatch

Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT
Honoring exemplary games that take on real-world issues and advocate for social change.

1979 Revolution (iNK Stories)

Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)

Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)

Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)

That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
For outstanding achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

Firewatch (Campo Santo)

Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)

Inside (Playdead)

Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)

The Witness (Thelka, Inc.)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD
For the best game playable on mobile phones and dedicated gaming handhelds.

Clash Royale (Supercell)

Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)

Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)

Pokemon Go (Niantic)

Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

BEST VR GAME
For the best game experience playable in virtual reality.

Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/WBIE)

EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)

Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)

Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)

Thumper (Drool)

BEST ACTION GAME
For the best game experience focused around first or third person combat.

Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)

DOOM (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)

Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)

Overwatch (Blizzard)

Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
For the best game experience that combines combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

Hitman (IO Interactive/Square-Enix)

Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)

Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST RPG
The best game designed for rich player character customization and progression, both offline and online, including massively multiplayer.

Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)

World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard)

Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

BEST FIGHTING GAME
For a game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus USA)

Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Co.)

Street Fighter V (Capcom)

BEST STRATEGY GAME
Best game focused on real time or turn-based strategy.

Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K)

Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)

The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)

Total War: Warhammer (Creative Assembly/Sega)

XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K)

BEST FAMILY GAME
Best game for family play, including toys-to-life, rhythm/music/dance, and other genres.

Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/WBIE)

Pokemon Go (Niantic)

Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Skylanders: Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

BEST SPORTS/RACING
For traditional and non-traditional sports and racing games.

FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA Sports)

Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)

MLB The Show 16 (SCE San Diego Studio/SIE)

NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

BEST MULTIPLAYER
For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences.

Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)

Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)

Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)

Overwatch (Blizzard)

Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
An upcoming game that has shown significant ambition and promise in moving the gaming medium forward.

God of War (Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Mass Effect: Andromeda (Bioware/EA)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

TRENDING GAMER
For a notable influencer, online streamer or media personality in 2016.

AngryJoeShow

Boogie2988

Danny O’Dwyer

JackSepticEye

Lirik

BEST FAN CREATION
For fan-created content, such as MODs, fan films, and other player content.

Project A2MR

Pokemon Uranium

Brutal Doom 64

Enderal: The Shards of Order

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER
The eSports player judged to be the most outstanding performer in 2016, irrespective of game.

Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)

Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

ByuN –Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)

Infiltration – Lee Seon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter V)

Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

The eSports team or organization judged to be the most outstanding for performance in 2016, irrespective of game.

SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)

Wings Gaming (DOTA2)

SK Gaming

ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
Cloud 9

BEST ESPORTS GAME
The eSports game that has shown creative and technical excellence in 2016 with the best gameplay, community support and content updates.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)

DOTA2 (Valve)

League of Legends (Riot)

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