Neil Burger Leaves 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' As New Writers Board
Just yesterday it was revealed that Neil Burger was in talks to direct Divergent, the first film in a hopeful franchise based on the New York Times bestselling young adult novel series by Veronica Roth. Now it appears that project is taking the place of another in Burger's future slate as Variety has word that the Limitless director is no longer attached to helm the adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for Atlas Entertainment. That leaves the project without a director for the second time as David O. Russell was previously attached to the project, but also fell away from it in favor of other films. More below!
However, the project is still alive and kicking as Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, the duo behind the National Treasure franchise, have been tapped to write the film at Sony now. The studio will wait until the script, which will focus on adventurer Nathan Drake on the search for the lost treasure of El Dorado, is finished before they find a new director. As long as the Wibberley team doesn't inject too much of the family comedy that makes National Treasure a little too light on the thrills, this should be a good move for the adaptation. The action and adventure portions of the Disney films have been pretty entertaining, and that's exactly what we need for this video game adaptation. Now if we could just get Nathan Fillion on board.