Everything you've heard about the Uncharted movie so far, especially anything that came out of David O. Russell? Forget it. Crave Online spoke to Neil Burger, the newly appointed director for the will-it-happen? adaptation of Uncharted, and said he's starting from square one with his take.
"Mainly we’re beginning from scratch and going back to the videogame," said Burger. "Because there’s a lot of cool stuff, actually, from the videogame, if you know it...It’s really one of the most cinematic video games, and one that has really developed characters. So, you know, there’s a lot of cool, really intense things that, if they work for the film’s story, I want to use them."
Burger acknowledged he's aware of the campaign to have Nathan Fillion take up the role of Nathan Drake, and rather than outright dismiss the possibility, Burger said he'll concern himself with Fillion when the time comes to start casting. Right now, they don't have a script and that'll come first.
Most video game adaptations who lose a high-profile director quickly fall into obscurity. I'm still holding out hope Gore Verbinski will return to his R-rated pitch on BioShock someday. With Burger already speaking openly about his plans for Uncharted, even at this early stage in the creative process, maybe there's hope for Uncharted, after all.
At Comic-Con this week, there will be a panel about the Mass Effect movie. I can't say much because I don't know much, but I've been told the Mass Effect movie is more real than many us would assume.
Guess we'll know more soon.