Uncharted movie gets new director

The Uncharted movie has a new director: Neil Burger, who directed Limitless and The Illusionist. Producers reportedly chose Burger after he proposed staying truer to the source material.

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The Uncharted movie has found a new director, reports Variety. The film is now being helmed by Neil Burger, director of Limitless and The Illusionist. Burger is reportedly reworking the project, and was chosen after he proposed a hewing closer to the plot of the first game.

That should be welcome news to those who didn't like former director David O. Russell's take. Russell had brought along big talent like Mark Wahlberg for the lead. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were also on-board for a plot that revolved around Drake's family -- and had very little to do with any of the games. It's unclear now if Wahlberg will still take on the role now that Russell has left due to creative differences.

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    July 8, 2011 7:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Uncharted movie gets new director.

    The Uncharted movie has a new director: Neil Burger, who directed Limitless and The Illusionist. Producers reportedly chose Burger after he proposed staying truer to the source material.

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      July 8, 2011 7:01 AM

      God I hope Wahlberg is out of the picture.

      This is Nathan Fillion's role. End of story.

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        July 8, 2011 7:33 AM

        It just moved a little.

        Yes, Fillion would be perfect.

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        July 8, 2011 8:16 AM

        Man that is af act.

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        July 8, 2011 8:18 AM

        Fucking signed.

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        July 8, 2011 8:41 AM

        Whoever can't see this needs to be dragged out into the street and shot.

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        July 8, 2011 8:53 AM

        Nathan Fillion can never seem to get his big break. He's a popular and well liked actor but studios won't give him a big role to take on.

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          July 8, 2011 9:16 AM

          well maybe if everyone stopped nearly taking him on, and then spending another hour and a half looking for Matt Damon, he'd have a better chance!

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          July 8, 2011 9:57 AM

          His show Castle is awesome and is doing pretty damn good!

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        July 8, 2011 9:01 AM

        If Fillion doesn't take the role I might just post a youtube video of myself in my underwear a la 'Britney alone' caliber.

        For the record I am not a pretty man (toothless and all)

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        July 8, 2011 9:55 AM

        Agreed.

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        July 8, 2011 9:58 AM

        Wahlberg left with the last director.

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        July 8, 2011 10:02 AM

        Nolan North did the voice and the body - unless he's pulling some pretty strange faces he might do for it imo.

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          July 8, 2011 10:03 AM

          Think of the money saved on the next decade's licensing fees

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        July 8, 2011 10:04 AM

        he'd need to lose a little weight :)

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          July 8, 2011 10:10 AM

          Yes he would, and he should. Someone needs to clue him in that this could be a potentially huge franchise and he should get after this.

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        July 8, 2011 10:10 AM

        Watch them cast Shia Labeouf haha. You read it here first!

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        July 8, 2011 6:06 PM

        Too old

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      July 8, 2011 7:23 AM

      This is fucking retarded! I've seen the Uncharted movie - I have a copy of the disc for PS3 in my loungeroom - and the sequel movie too..

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        July 8, 2011 7:34 AM

        Agreed, no need for a movie when the games are so cinematic in the first place.

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          July 8, 2011 8:17 AM

          There is too much logic in this sub-thread for Hollywood executives to absorb.

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          July 8, 2011 8:25 AM

          Agreed, but I'm not gonna lie; if they made a movie that actually looked decent, I would be one of the first people in line. But no matter what I don't think they will top how awesome the games are.

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      July 8, 2011 7:46 AM

      Nathan Fillion would be perfect for this role. Whalberg doesn't have it in him to portray the personality of Drake. Not only that, but i don't want to hear "Say hi to your mutha for me.." after every line.

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      July 8, 2011 8:34 AM

      Nathan Fillion would be great, if this movie was made 10 years ago. He's too old to play the part. Mark Wahlberg is just bad casting. Ryan Reynolds would be better, right age and similar personality to Drake.
      They really need to a large casting call and not just tag on A-list talent and hope they carry the film.
      If they stick the the main plot of the first game the movie will write its self. Not to mention a ready fan base.

      If the decide to make a film on Uncharted but not something told in the game series this will be tuff. If they do that they need to consult/approval "Naughty Dog" and get the writer of the games to create a story that would be like an unreleased sequel to the series.

      Sony and other companies need to tighten the reins on there IPs. Know-one wants another director that thinks he can make a game story better with there own vision, like Christophe Gans's "Silent Hill" and Uwe Boll(any film).

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      July 8, 2011 8:35 AM

      I like burgers, so maybe this will work out.

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      July 8, 2011 8:37 AM

      they should cast harrison ford. i think he'd make a good archeological explorer plus he's rough enough around the edges to get into some tough scrapes.

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        July 8, 2011 5:56 PM

        I dunno, you think it would sell? Haha, sorry I had to say something about the Indy joke XD

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      July 8, 2011 10:22 AM

      Christopher Walken would make a perfect Drake.

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        July 8, 2011 11:34 AM

        this is even worse than the nathan fillion bullshit

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      July 8, 2011 11:24 AM

      Wouldn't the guy that plays Seeley Booth be a decent choice? Nathan Fillion seems a bit too emancipated to be drake.

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      July 9, 2011 4:38 PM

      The good: This means Wahlberg might be out of the picture and the script might be re-thought.

      The bad: David O. Russell is a great director and his involvement pretty much assured that it would have been a decent movie. Now it's up in the air and could become a Tomb Raider.