Uncharted movie eyeing King of Kong cinematographer to direct
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 6, 2014 8:30AM PST
Sony Pictures is reportedly eyeing director Seth Gordon to helm the live-action Uncharted movie. Gordon is best known for directing comedies like Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief, but he was also the cinematographer for The King of Kong, the 2007 documentary centered on Donkey Kong record-holders.
The latest script is from David Guggenheim, writer of the 2012 action film Safe House, Deadline reports. The script has been passed off a few times now, but Guggenheim's seems to be the best shot at the final product so far. Avi Arad's production studio was reportedly pleased enough with it that they set him to work on Bad Boys 3 afterwards. The next step, according to Deadline, will be casting for Nathan Drake himself.
Arad recently said that of the video game movies he's juggling, Uncharted will probably be the first out of the gate.
"I think Uncharted will be very successful," he said in August. "It's a father and son game. There are things about it that are interesting. I think the world of antiquities theft, there are many countries in the world that realized they're being robbed and they're trying to recoup these important pieces. Now, the script has a lot of character [and] I think that has a shot at being the first one [to succeed]."