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On paper, Uncharted seems like one of the easier games to adapt to film, given that its explosive brand of action adventure is similar to an interactive Hollywood movie to begin with. However, efforts to bring an Uncharted movie to the big screen have been plagued by difficulties. Today, it was revealed that director Neil Burger (Limitless), who had been tapped to direct the film, has left the project. However, more help may be on the way.
Burger isn't the first director to quit the Uncharted project. Respected director David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) had originally been slated to direct, but decided to disassociate himself from the movie in 2011.
Russell had been criticized for some of his ideas about the film's script, and his intent to cast Mark Wahlberg as protagonist Nathan Drake.
While Burger's exit leaves the project without a director once again, high profile script writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberly (National Treasure) have been hired to rewrite the film's script.
Still, one has to wonder: Perhaps this just wasn't meant to be?
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They make this so hard. The game is already a freaking movie. Connect the dots people.
I really just wish a lot of the movie producers would leave video games alone. I have yet to see any spectacular/outstanding video game movies. They almost never stay true to the game and fail to market to their one audience, THE GAMERS!
Hell no if this movie happens this is going to bomb I hope to god this movie does not get scripted at all. (Unless someone will find a way to make it good but I doubt it)
Do people still think this is actually going to be a movie?
Do we really need an Uncharted movie? Another game would be, effectively, the same thing, really.
WOW give me 40 Million dollars and i will shoot it with my iPhone
It's best to leave this as a game franchise. It would be cool to see a short film to see how Uncharted would be adapted for filming, but just another novelty I guess.