Neil Burger Taking his Limitless Talents to Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

I like Neil Burger. I really dug his underrated “The Illusionist” with Edward Norton, and I thought “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper was fun (if not substantial) times. Apparently the producers of the videogame movie “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” feel the same way, because they’ve brought in Burger to write and direct “Uncharted” for them.

Burger replaces David O. Russell (“The Fighter”), who for the longest time was attached to the project before leaving due to that ever so popular “creative differences”. O. Russell was supposed to write and direct with his “The Fighter” star Mark Wahlberg as Drake, an Indiana Jones-type (sans hat) who traipses around jungles looking for gold and whatnot.

No word if Wahlberg will remain on the project now that his good buddy O. Russell is gone, but it seems unlikely. Mind you, not that Wahlberg was ever that popular of a choice for the role with fans of the games in the first place.

Quick thought: Bradley Cooper as Drake?



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  • Muertos

    Bradley Cooper is actually a great fit to play Drake’s double-crossing partner Harry Flynn. They just look so much alike. As for Drake, it’s gotta be Nathan Fillion.

  • Jay

    it can only be fillion… only way i will see this movie….fillion or nothing..they would be absolutely mental not to choose fillion. seriously can millions of fans of the game be wrong?

  • Jay

    it can only be fillion… only way i will see this movie….fillion or nothing..they would be absolutely mental not to choose fillion. seriously can millions of fans of the game be wrong?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Good choice of director. And I love the idea of Fillion as Drake (its like a modern indy) but Drake is a lil younger. Mark Walberg was an okay choice but I think Chris Pine would work too. I do hope they get Fillion though.

  • Anonymous

    As always, I love fillion but I do not count him as a big screener. He works well with the TV thing but cannot mainline a film in my opinion. I would love to see him as Hank Pym (ant-man), as I think he would be great for that role. He is a great guy and an awesome wise crack satyrical gib artist, but he isn’t frontliner material for the big screen. I like the idea of Bradley Cooper doing it, though I never had a problem with Mark Wahlberg doing it either. I like the Chris Pine idea though I’m not sure he has the clout to do it either, not to mention star trek is going to be shooting soon I would think.

    On a side-note, I went to IMDB to look up Chris Pine’s history and there is a crazy ass film that he’s doing called Rise of the Guardians. Ded or Nix, have you heard of this? Sounds pretty crazy.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I dunno I really liked Fillion in “Slither” but I see where you’re coming from. Not mentioning “Serenity” as that was just a big budget 2hr episode of “Firefly” which was great but still the tv show. Cooper with a haircut I can see as Drake. Pine may not have the clout but neither did Reeves or Jackman. And Star Trek may start soon but Uncharted is still in development. As for the “Rise of the Guardians” I remember breifly hearing about the premise but that’s it. It should be a great kids animated film. Probably a CG one.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    I knew someone was going to throw out Fillion’s name. /shakes head at you crazy kids and your Nathan Fillion lovefest