Uncharted film loses another director

Limitless director Neil Burger off project based on Naughty Dog's action game; National Treasure scribes rewriting script.

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The Uncharted film has lost another director. Variety reports today that Limitless director Neil Burger has left the project after coming aboard during July 2011. Burger replaced I Heart Huckabees director David O. Russell, who left the captain's chair for the film in May 2011.

It's a game of musical chairs for the Uncharted film director's position.
It's a game of musical chairs for the Uncharted film director's position.

The site also reveals that National Treasure writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley have been tapped to rewrite the untitled movie's script for Sony Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, and Arad Productions. According to the report, a new director for the Uncharted film will not be named until the Wibberleys complete their script.

Announced in 2009, the Uncharted movie was at one time believed to star Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, The Other Guys) as Nathan Drake, with either Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, The Island) or Amy Adams (Catch Me If You Can, Julie & Julia) playing Drake's love interest Elena. Robert De Niro (Goodfellas, Meet the Parents) and Joe Pesci (Home Alone, Casino) were also reportedly involved, cast as Drake's father and uncle, respectively. It is unclear if any of these actors remain attached to the project.

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