“The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” Director Under Talks to Direct Uncharted Film Adaptation
The long-gestating feature film adaptation of the acclaimed Uncharted series has been a long time coming, after changing hands numerous times and being under many directors, writers, and production teams.
However, the latest news on the project seems to be good news, as a report from Deadline claims that Seth Gordon, director of previous films like Identity Thief and The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, has entered talks with Sony Pictures Entertainment for heading the direction of their long-rumored Uncharted adaptation.
After previously being under consideration by filmmakers David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and Neil Burger (Limitless, The Lucky Ones) in previous years, the film has changed leadership multiple times as these directors ultimately left to pursue other projects. In addition, the Uncharted film also had multiple writers working on rewrites/new drafts of the script, with the most recent iteration drafted by David Guggenheim (Safe House).
Sony Pictures Entertainment plans for its Uncharted feature film project to enter production by the end of 2014.