Neil Burger Takes ‘Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’

The director will also write this revamped video game adaptation originally set to star Mark Walberg.
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Neil Burger Takes ‘Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’

Neil Burger to direct Uncharted: Drake's Fortune The big screen video game adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune has finally found a replacement for departed director David O. Russell in Limitless' Neil Burger (not to be confused with the faux-Borscht Belt comedian Neil Hamburger).

It is unclear at this time if Mark Wahlberg, who was original set to star in David O. Russell's version of the project, will stay on board. It was rumored that the actor had dropped out alongside his The Fighter collaborator. But that may not be the case.

Sony apparently nabbed Neil Burger because they were impressed with his fresh take on the original script, which was penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

Sony has high hopes that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will become a franchise tentpole for the company in the same vein as Indiana Jones.

Uncharted comes to theaters June 10th, 2016.

Sources:Variety

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  • instead8909 • 3 years ago

    No Mark, though I do enjoy him in certain films he just doesn't fit.

    They should either get Nathan Fillion or Nathan the voice actor.

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    • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

      Alright so why no updates on this? Over a year ago this was announced? What's up with Neil Burger, the guy still directing this or what?

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      • skywise • 4 years ago

        @thedude-abides Your right i think it was a biut exploitative and i think it was sort of poking fun at that genre. But i see what you mean.

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        • movie-jedi815 • 4 years ago

          please...no Mark Wahlberg! Stick to the original story! Nathan Filion as Drake! Im good with Scarlett Johansson for Elena!

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          • nautical05 • 4 years ago

            sounds good to me

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            • cripple • 4 years ago

              Awesome, Burger is a fantastic choice.

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              • dyld021 • 4 years ago

                @avian005 agreed

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                • avian005 • 4 years ago

                  Base it off the game, Nathan Fillion please.

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                  • johnnyblazetb82 • 4 years ago

                    i like Mark Wahlberg and the Uncharted games, but i dont think im going to like this movie.

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                    • narrator • 4 years ago

                      I like noir, and I enjoyed Sin City for what it was - a comic-book adaption first, a neo-noir piece second. That may sound stupid, but it makes judging it a helluva lot easier. Besides, after reading Miller's "Ronin", I never expected his films to strictly stay within a single genre's bounds and parameters.

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                      • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                        @dan1 LMAO!! Yes ok!

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                        • dan1 • 4 years ago

                          @thedude-abides No, not ok. :P

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                          • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                            @skywise I liked Sin City okay. I just didn't think it did justice to the noir/neo-noir genre. It was almost more exploitation to me than anything. But I liked it okay.

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                            • movie-nut • 4 years ago

                              I haven't seen any of Burger's movies (other than a little of the Illusionist) but I hope he makes this sound more exciting that Russell's "vision."

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                              • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                As long as his "fresh take" is translation for "sticking much closer to the source material". If not, this guy can f*ck right off, too.

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                                • skywise • 4 years ago

                                  This could be interesting. hell this might be better than Russell's version.

                                  @thedude-abides It makes me sad to hear you hated Sin City so much because those stories were translated very well from Miller's pages and artwork to the screen. I know Miller is not for everyone but the accuracy and care they put into making his comicbook come alive was fantastic.

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                                  • Salem6777 • 4 years ago

                                    sweet

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                                    • dyld021 • 4 years ago

                                      I think nathan fillion would be perfect. Whenever i played the game i kind of imagined him as drake.

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                                      • k-man • 4 years ago

                                        Great replacement.....I think that is suiting for this. I like it!

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                                        • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                                          @ejk1 Well, that's fair enough. For the record, I consider Film Noir and Neo-Noir the same thing, even though they're technically not. I love them both equally, lol.

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