Third time lucky as Seth Gordon takes the Uncharted helm.
Filming is to start for the Uncharted film early next year according to director Seth Gordon.
Gordon told Zap2It that the team working on the movie have "just got the script to a really good place.”
Having previously worked on The King of Kong, Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief Gordon is the third director to have a crack at an Uncharted film. Initially starting development in 2008 original director David O. Russell left the movie in 2011 amid claims of creative differences.
Limitless director Neil Burger was then in line to write and direct the Uncharted film but quit in August 2012 for unknown reasons.
Mark Wahlberg was also set to star as Nathan Drake but Gordon now says he’s looking for a new lead with comparible draw,
"I want it to be a great actor," he said. "That's number one, and then if it's someone who has an actual jaw, that's even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There's no way we'd do the inverse of that where it's somebody famous who can't [act]."
When asked how the film will shape up Gordron said, “It's going to honor the mythology of the game, but I would say honor some of the most interesting stuff from the first one and build from there.” adding, “There's some stuff that isn't in the game."
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