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Uncharted movie project loses second director

Friday, 24th August 2012 04:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Uncharted’s bumpy ride from game to film has hit another rough spot, with director Neil Burger reportedly leaving the project.

The Limitless director was was confirmed to be signed onto the project last year, but Variety reports Burger has left the project.

Sony Pictures has decided against nominating a new director for now, while the script is completely re-written by Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, the duo behind the National Treasure franchise.

It’s the second high-profile departure from the Uncharted director’s role following David O. Russell’s unexpected exit in early 2011. Sony wasn’t impressed with O. Russell’s treatment, which involved Mark Wahlberg as one member of a Sopranos-like family.

Burger took over in mid 2011, and immediately won fan approval by throwing O. Russell’s ideas out and talking about Nathan Fillion. Uncharted developer Naughty Dog was bang behind him.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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  1. Dragon246

    Another interesting news. Looks like Kaz has to direct it himself.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    Why the hell do they even bother? Just wasted money from these game-to-movie adaptations.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Malmer

    Uncharted was basically National Treasure, and now the writers of NT will make an Uncharted movie. Full circle then. Or maybe that is when they make Uncharted: The Movie: The Game, written by the writers of National Treasure…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Gadzooks!

    Sony: “By the way, the ending? Yeah, its got zombie ninja yetis and an indestructable russian who Drake destroys in about 20 seconds.”

    Director(s): “Fuck that shit, I’m outta here”

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Spider Law

    @4 Let me fix it for you.
    *Native Jungle inhabitants hyped up on Tree of life juice that turned them nearly indestructible. Yetis were said inhabitants in suits to scare off intruders. Russian guy thinks he’s indestructible from tree of life juice but Drake shows him otherwise.*

    #5 2 years ago