David O. Russell Officially Signs on to Direct Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

THR reports that David O. Russell (left), who recently abandoned Natalie Portman’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” due to scheduling conflicts, has officially signed on to direct the PS3-exclusive action-adventure videogame “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”.

O. Russell, who is also coming off the boxing movie “The Fighter” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, will also write the script for the videogame movie. Previous writers for the flick include Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.

“Uncharted” will be based on the first game, released in 2007, and not the sequel, “Among Thieves”, which was released earlier this year. Both titles have proven to be major hits for Sony and videogame developers Naughty Dog.

The hero of the games is one Nathan Drake, a fortune hunter who does what fortune hunters do, which is look for fortunes in old places. In this case, in the cities and jungles of El Dorado in South America.