The Uncharted Movie Grabs A Burger To Write And Direct

We've been spared director David O. Russell's unique vision for Naughty Dog's Uncharted series, but Sony is reportedly soldiering on with an all-new director and writer for the silver screen adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Neil Burger. Who?

He's the guy responsible for penning and directing two films you might have heard of, Bradley Cooper superdrug vehicle Limitless and magician romance flick The Illusionist. Variety says Burger's "charting a course to write and direct" the adaptation of the PlayStation 3 video game, which is no "grabs a Burger" pun, but it's still a decent exclusive.

According to Variety's report, Uncharted producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner "sparked" to Burger's spin on Nathan Drake's treasure hunting adventures.

Whether Uncharted fans will also spark to Burger's vision for Naughty Dog's action adventure franchise - few seemed to shine to Russell's version of Drake and family as a team of archaeological vigilantes - is still a mystery.

Neil Burger charts course for 'Uncharted' [Variety]


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    "Uncharted producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, "

    Seriously, doesn't anyone proof-read? :/

      What's wrong with this? It has two producers with very similar names. A quick check on IMDB will tell you they've both produced a number of comic-to-film adaptations in the past as well.

      I'm just happy it's not Neil Hamburger directing. That would be shit.

        They're father and son, actually.

          Wow, they named their son that, when his father's name was that... Maybe I should a future son Kyell, or maybe Kal'El. There silly names just game me an awesome idea. I don't know if I should post this or not, but I'm posting it anyway. Now to find a reeve fan to get pregnant.

            Holy shit ignorant of other cultures much? This happens quite frequently with middle eastern cultures you know. Subtle name changes aren't uncommon with them. Moses, Moises, Achmed, Ahmed etc. I know those four because I KNEW four of them named that. From two different families through my life.

      heheh fail.

    Limitless was damn good, it had the visual flair and scope necessary for an Uncharted movie. This bodes very well.

      Really? - worst movie of the year for me, more to do with the story and lack of character motivations than the visual style so maybe Burger will be ok...

      Really for a guy on a drug that makes him super smart he was pretty damn stupid...

        There's a saying "Being smart and being intelligent are two very different things". Cooper was suddenly the smartest man in the world. He had the knowledge of the world at his fingertips. He however, had to grow to understand HOW to use this knowledge. That was the point of the movie. By the end of the movie, he truly was the smartest man in the world. Through the movie, he started off as a kid with a new toy (partying) progressed to a teenager (business, making money, living the highlife) and ends it as a mature man (learns to utilise his incredible intelligence, control his intelligence, control his destiny, potentially control the world.) On that level, it's a fantastic story when you delve into it.

          And you REALLY thought Limitless was a worse movie than Gnomeo and Juliet, Season of the Witch, Green Hornet, I am number four and (UGH) Hall Pass??? C'mon man... I know you might not have liked it but 'The worst movie I've seen this year' implies you really haven't seen many if that's the worst you've seen. Personally, the worst I've seen this year goes to the DUMBEST, most condescending and unnescessary movie I've seen this year which was so crap I couldn't believe it got made, Scream 4. Rant over.

    With Burger in the directors chair, I dare say Bradley Cooper will be cast as Drake. He has a relationship with the director and the studio will want him for name value... a better choice than Marky Mark, but a far cry from an ideal actor.

    I was no fan of The Illusionist but I haven't seen Limitless. I'll give it a chance, but I don't have the highest hopes.

    I love the Uncharted series on PS3 but I'm really against this project as it stands.

    Why make a movie on this license that is not faithful to the games?

    If you have to make a cheesy Indy rip off and you don't want to use the Uncharted story - why call it Uncharted?

    Banking on fans of the games driving interest in seeing a movie only works if it stays true to the series.

    Shame...David O'Russell's movie wouldn't have been Uncharted but it would've been a good movie (and pretty much for that reason, Uncharted is way too much of an Indy ripoff with Whedon-esque TV writing to work as a film) I'm not expecting much from the guy that wrote Limitless.

    I for one, am a fan of Niel Burgers work, so I'll keep in touch to see how this pans out.

    I saw Limitless just last week, and I thought it was a great movie. I also think Cooper would be a good Drake....

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