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.