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New Uncharted Movie Director: Going Back to the Video Game

July 19, 2011 Written by Anthony Severino

While David O. Russell is an acclaimed, award-winning director, it was clear he wasn’t the right person at the helm of the upcoming Uncharted movie. His plans for the film strayed to far away from the formula that made Uncharted the game, so special.

However, the new director taking the reigns, Limitless director Neil Burger, wants to keep it as close to the video game as possible.

In a recent interview with CraveOnline, Burger was asked if he’d be keeping any of David O. Russell’s progress, to which he replied:

No, I haven’t seen his screenplay on it. Mainly we’re beginning from scratch and going back to the videogame. Because there’s a lot of cool stuff, actually, from the videogame, if you know it…

It’s really one of the most cinematic videogames, and one that has really developed characters. So, you know, there’s a lot of cool, really intense things that, if they work for the film’s story, I want to use them.

Burger also states that he’s aware of the fan’s interest in having Nathan Fillion to play the lead role as Nathan Drake, and isn’t ruling out the possibility.

I’ve seen a little bit of that, yes. That was brought to my attention. So, you know, I think he’s a good actor. I think there’s a lot of really good actors who don’t even look like [Nathan Drake] who could play it! Where we are right now is that we’re literally starting from scratch on the screenplay, and I think that once we finish it, then we’ll go to actors and see who’s available and who’s right for the parts. Whenever that happens.

This is only part one of an interview with CraveOnline. We’ll be sure to update you if anything else of interest comes up.