Troubled Uncharted Movie Project Loses Another Director

by Matt Helgeson on Aug 23, 2012 at 04:26 PM

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?

Source: Variety