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.
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