For those that have been holding their breath that Hollywood’s plans to turn the Uncharted video game franchise into a live-action film will bear fruit, there is good news coming across the Internetz today. It appears as if the project has officially signed on a (new) director. After many long months in limbo, it looks like Seth Gordon will be taking on this task.
Some may know Gordon as the director of comedic movie projects such as Identity Thief and Horrible Bosses. Others may know him as the guy that’s been involved in directing bits and pieces of various television shows, from an episode of Community to a few installments of Parks and Recreation. One thing is for certain, if they want Uncharted to be a comedy, they have the right guy. Of course, is that the goal here?
He’ll be working with a script written by David Guggenheim (Bad Boys 3, Safe House). As of yet, there’s no word on potential casting for the film or what direction the team of Gordon and Guggenheim will be taking the adaptation in.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story of the Uncharted video game series, here’s the blurb for game #1:
A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter on a pulse-pounding exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado. His quest leads to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.
What do the Nerd Readers think of this? Eager to see Uncharted make its way to the big screen? Or firmly convinced that Hollywood can never get video game movies right?
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.