Uncharted Film Gets New Writer & Director

By Colin Tan on July 8, 2011, 4:31AM EDT

It looks like the Uncharted film is no longer in limbo after the exit of David O. Russell, who left the project due to "creative differences." It appears that Sony's grabbed Limitless and The Illusionist writer and director Neil Burger, who will take over O. Russell in penning and directing the film adaptation of the popular PS3 game series.

Apparently Burger landed the gig after producers Ari Arad, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner took note of his take on the adaptation, which is "more closely tied to the game," according to Variety, something fans will surely be glad to hear after the treasure hunting family twist O. Russell was going on about.

Burger will "rework" the first draft of the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune film, which was originally written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. It is unclear if Mark Wahlberg will still star in the film seeing as O. Russell is no longer working on it.

Source: Variety

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