The "Uncharted" film has been in need of a director ever since David O. Russell made an early exit.
Well, it didn't take too long to find someone new to take the helm- according to The Hollywood Reporter , Neil Burger ("The Illusionist," "Limitless") is in "final negotiations" to adopt the role of writer and director for the Drake movie. However, we're not sure if Mark Wahlberg – initially slated to be the leading man – still wants to do the project; after all, he and Russell have a solid history. Wahlberg starred in "The Fighter" and "Three Kings," both of which were directed by Russell. As for any other details, everything remains sort of murky and not much has been officially confirmed. We just hope Burger keeps to the script originally penned by Naughty Dog some time ago.
As you might recall, Russell departed due to "creative differences" and based on interviews we heard with him, he had a…bizarre take on the Uncharted plot.