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  • 1 month later...

New Director..

After the recent departure of David O. Russell from the project, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune has now found a replacement director. ComingSoon.net has confirmed that Neil Burger is now attached to take over the film adaptation.

Uncharted, based on the popular video game series, was formerly working from a script by Russell, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. After creative differences were cited as the reason for Russell's departure, a new screenwriter was being sought and it is possible (but not yet confirmed) that the accomplished Burger (who both wrote and directed his first three projects) will fill that role as well.

There is also still no confirmation yet as to whether or not Mark Wahlberg, who was previously attached to play the lead, is still involved with the film.

Burger launched his career with 2002's Interview with the Assassin, subsequently directing The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones and, most recently, Limitless with Bradley Cooper in the lead.

Read more: Neil Burger Takes Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=79498#ixzz1RS9eMusW

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He's Drake. The Drake character is rooted in Fillion above all else. They're simply mad if they don't cast him.

He does that self-effacing humour under fire, switching to 'shit got real', so well.

They were gunning for Fillion to do the role in the game, practically wrote the part for him, but I think it didn't work out.

Nathan Fillion, JK Simmons and the voice actress who plays Elena please.

Also, work in Christina Hendricks. Somehow.

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They were gunning for Fillion to do the role in the game, practically wrote the part for him, but I think it didn't work out.

Also, work in Christina Hendricks. Somehow.

Really?! Awesome.

Also, Christina Hendricks as sexy baddie femme fatale. Oh yes.

Neil Burger is ok. He hasn't always had the best scripts or screenplays to work with, but the illusionist and limitless were solidly directed. The kind of choice you can't really get excited about but is unlikely to cause much worry. Pretty safe, in other words.

Gentlemen, to arms! The Fillion for Drake camapaign begins anew!

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Seth Gordon, who directed Horrible Bosses and King of Kong has signed on board to direct this adaptation.

From Comingsoon.net

Plans for a big screen version of the hit video game series Uncharted are back on track today as Deadline reports that Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon is negotiating to direct.

The Naughty Dog game follows a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is ratcheted up several notches when creatures -- actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis -- begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure's true secrets.

Various iterations of the project have tried to make their way to the screen in the past with previously-attached directors ranging from David O. Russell (American Hustle) to Neil Burger (Limitless). The most recent draft of the project was written by the National Treasure screenwriting pair of Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer wrote the initial draft.

Gordon, who also helmed Four Christmases and Identity Thief, is no stranger to the world of video games. His first feature was the acclaimed 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.

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Sony just announced a release date for the picture (which last week was confirmed to start shooting in early 2015). It will debut on June 10th 2016, slotting into the Amazing Spider-Man 3's now vacant slot.

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Maybe they'll wait to see how well Chris Pratt does as the lead (one of I guess) in Guardians of the Galaxy? If it hits they could sign him up before he gets too expensive (He's got Jurassic World next year)

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Chris Pratt is a good shout. I could see them going with someone like Bradley Cooper or Ryan Reynolds though to try and capture Drake's personality. Mark Wahlberg wouldn't have been a good fit.

Is Ryan Reynolds still a thing?

I get the feeling R.I.P.D pretty much destroyed his career as a lead role.

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Chris Pratt is a good shout. I could see them going with someone like Bradley Cooper or Ryan Reynolds though to try and capture Drake's personality. Mark Wahlberg wouldn't have been a good fit.

I never thought of him but Chris Pratt would be a great choice. I've seen Pedro Pascal's name being suggested which is another I could see working.

There was an episode of Haven where Nolan North and Emily Rose had an entire episode to themselves, which was cool. I suspect neither will get the parts they play in the game. Cameos maybe, if they're lucky.

The woman who plays Chloe (Claudia Black) was also in an episode sometime after Nolan North.

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Now that Chris Pratt is no longer a viable option with both GoTG2 & JW2 slated, I personally think that Pablo Schreiber would be the perfect guy to play Nate based upon his turns in Orange is the New Black (as Pornstache) & also in The Brink (as Zeke). He's got the perfect comedic delivery but in the latest episode of The Brink where him & his co-pilot are fake fighting & jawing, he grabs an AK47 & I just thought "he's Nathan Drake". Plus, if they want the older brother they can always call on his older half-brother Liev Schreiber to play Sam :) And I'd also love to see Bryan Cranston play Sully (though the height difference maybe an issue) & Michelle Williams as Elena.

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