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Seth Gordon Will Map Sony's Uncharted
He's been tasked with the game adaptation

05 February 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Though he broke through with video game documentary The King Of Kong, Seth Gordon’s resulting career has so far been largely limited to comedies such as Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief. Now Sony could be about to change that, as the studio is negotiating to have him tackle the adaptation of Uncharted.

The PlayStation game series has been a tough nut to crack cinematically for years now. Originally targeted as the possible launching point for a film franchise in 2009, Kyle Ward was hired to work on a script that would adapt Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

A year later, the big news was that David O. Russell, a man not previously known as a would-be game adaptor, had signed on to give it a whack, with his then-favourite leading man, Mark Wahlberg lined up as Nathan Drake. "The idea that really turns me on is that there's a family that's a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities," Russell said at the time. "They deal with heads of state and heads of museums and mete out justice. We'll have the family dynamic, which we've done in a couple of movies now, and then you take that and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture, but also put all the character stuff in it. That's a really cool idea to me."

There was much excited chatter at the notion that Wahlberg and Russell were bringing Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro aboard, but then it all went very quiet until talk broke of Russell’s frustration with the film’s development and he left in 2011.

Fast-forward to 2012, and National Treasure scribblers Marianne and Cormac Wibberly were brought in, with Neil Burger briefly attached, only for the director to ditch it for Divergent.

So now Gordon looks to be the man charged with getting Nathan Drake’s quest for the lost treasure of El Dorado to our screens, working from a script re-written by Safe House’s David Guggenheim. Let’s hope it makes it to production this time…


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I vote for Joe Flanigan
I vote for Joe Flanigan More

Posted by dinabr at 19:42 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

Seriously!
Hollywood execs need to realise that hiring so-so directors leads to the mediocre game-adapts we're used to, which generally under-perform. If they get decent talent on-board and do the game justice it could result in good box office takings and thus a franchise is born...everyone wins. This film needs Naughty Dog to outline the story at the very least and an accomplished action director with experience in mixing live-action and CGI effectively. It's not rocket science! More

Posted by speirs_04 at 14:00 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seth Gordon Will Map Sony's Uncharted
I can't see this being any good regardless of casting. Fillion is probably getting on by now right? Uncharted 4 will be along soon enough. More

Posted by rich at 12:50 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

This article doesn't fill me with confidence think il just wait for uncharted 4 More

Posted by sleepwalker at 11:40 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

No please stay in Development Hell!
Uncharted works as a game because it was a nice homage to action adventure films like Indy etc. To make a movie of it will result in a homage of homages and utter shite. Just leave our medium alone Hollywood! More

Posted by Moronifighter at 11:16 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

They seriously couldn't find anyone else to do this? More

Posted by Chronicle at 11:09 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

No please stay in Development Hell!
Uncharted works as a game because it was a nice homage to action adventure films like Indy etc. To make a movie of it will result in a homage of homages and utter shite. Just leave our medium alone Hollywood! More

Posted by Moronifighter at 10:33 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion seconded, unfortunately they will probably be looking for someone younger or with a higher profile. More

Posted by clintonOMA at 09:41 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

Ditch WAHLBERG and cast NATHAN FILLION...
... pretty pretty please with a cherry on top! More

Posted by madboynutter at 09:09 on 05 February 2014 | Report This Post

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