NATIONAL TREASURE Scribes Tapped to Rewrite UNCHARTED: DRAKE’S FORTUNE; Neil Burger No Longer Attached to Direct

     August 23, 2012


Sony Pictures is moving forward with their adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, as the project now has new writers.  Variety reports that Marianne and Cormac Wibberley (National Treasure) will rewrite the script which was previously written by Neil Burger.  The Ilusionist and Limitless director signed on to write and direct Uncharted last summer, but Variety now notes that he’s no longer involved with the project.  He recently entered talks to direct the young adult adaptation Divergent, so that may have had something to do with his departure.

Uncharted has been in development for quite some time, and before Burger was attached it was David O. Russell that was planning on directing.  Sony now wants to wait until the Wibberleys finish their script before they start the search for another director.

  • Nicholas

    Please stop mentioning Nathan Fillion for this!! Yes, he was born for this role but he is too old now and if the adaptation is succesfull, by the time they make the third film he will be around 50 years old!!! He looks like Drake but he needs to loose some years and weight…

    • LEM

      Thank you! I thought I was the only one saying that. He would have been great but its past him now. They need a good actor who fits the look and attitude but is in shape and in their late 20′s. I’m sure they’ll end up ruining this as a movie but I still hold out hope that somehow they get this right.

  • Chris

    All I care is they cast Bruce Campbell as Sully.

  • DS

    I’m down for an Uncharted movie, but any chance we’ll hear about a new Tomb Raider film anytime soon?

  • dogg

    Will this be the first great video game move?
    Is the Pope Jewish?

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  • LEM

    Oh great more rewrites! WTF just adapt the game as is and you have an amazing movie! If they would have just used the writer from the game or even just credited them instead of wasting time and money with these idiotic versions of what some writer with no connection to the material wants. They will end up with a diluted version of an amazing story that is barely recognizable other than the title.

  • tarek

    Hire Barry Levinson as a director.

  • JohnnyH

    Director: Jon Favreau
    Drake: Bradley Cooper
    Elena : Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Sully: John C. Reilly

    • Vishi

      No, I think that Jensen Ackles should be Drake, and although Gyllenhall is a great actress, I don’t think she’ll be right for Elena.

  • Grayden

    I honestly don’t know why it took them so long to get the writers who wrote National Treasure, to write this one. That’s what Uncharted is essentially; more comedy and more likable characters, but basically globe-trotting, treasure-hunting shenanigans.

  • tarek

    Drake: Joe Flanigan
    Sullivan: Emiliano Diez

  • CJ

    Another Vote for Jensen Ackles. He deserves a big film role and he’s got the right kind of onscreen charisma.

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