Well, it seems the "Uncharted" film has a new director, and the fans might be very happy with the choice.
Neil Burger ("The Illusionist") has replaced David O. Russell and CRAVE talked to Burger about how he'll be approaching Naughty Dog's award-winning franchise. The first question they asked was whether or not the new director will be keeping Russell's work. The answer:
"No, I haven’t seen his screenplay on it. Mainly we’re beginning from scratch and going back to the videogame. Because there’s a lot of cool stuff, actually, from the videogame, if you know it…"
Yeah, we know it. We all know it. Burger goes on to say the game is "one of the most cinematic video games" with "really developed characters." He also compares "Uncharted" to the legendary "Indiana Jones" franchise, and that is an interesting response. And hey, you know how everyone was pushing for Nathan Fillion to land the role of Nathan Drake? Basically because he is Nathan Drake? Has Burger heard about it?
"I’ve seen a little bit of that, yes. That was brought to my attention. So, you know, I think he’s a good actor. I think there’s a lot of really good actors who don’t even look like [Nathan Drake] who could play it! Where we are right now is that we’re literally starting from scratch on the screenplay, and I think that once we finish it, then we’ll go to actors and see who’s available and who’s right for the parts. Whenever that happens."
Okay, so who thinks Burger is already a better pick than Russell?