Seth Gordon’s career has been limited to comedies such as Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief. But now Sony is about to change that convention, as the studio is trying to sign him for Uncharted.
The PlayStation game series have been one of the toughest plat-form for replicating cinema for years. Initially targeted as the possible launching point for a film franchise in 2009, Kyle Ward was awarded to work on a script that would adapt Uncharted.
Soon a year later, the big news was that David O. Russell had signed on to give it a try, with his then-proffered leading man, Mark Wahlberg lined up as Nathan Drake. “The idea that really turns me on is that there’s a family that’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities,” Russell said at the time. “They deal with heads of state and heads of museums and mete out justice. We’ll have the family dynamic, which we’ve done in a couple of movies now, and then you take that and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture, but also put all the character stuff in it. That’s a really cool idea to me.”
There were rumors that Wahlberg and Russell were appointing Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro aboard, but then it all went very quiet until it was officially stated that Russell has left the project because of frustration.
So now it is up-to Gordon to execute Nathan Drake’s quest for the lost treasure of El Dorado to the screens, by a script re-written by David Guggenheim.