We reported back in May that David O. Russell was in talks to direct an upcoming video game adaptation and now it seems that deal has fallen through. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that David O. Russell won't be directing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
It was said that Russell had been in talks to direct the film, but the site revealed that, in the past few weeks, Sony and Russell could not make a deal and decided to part ways.
The studio will now regroup and search for a new director and it was said they will also, "look for a star or two to join the project" while searching for a director. It was also said that the studio was holding out hope on making this a summer 2011 film and now those hopes seem dashed.
Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer wrote the script for the film, which is based on the video game which follows the adventures of, "a descendant of Sir Francis Drake fighting his way to treasure and romance on a mysterious island."
We'll be sure to keep you posted on the status of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune as soon as we have more information.