The ongoing attempts to get one of Sony’s most cinematic first party properties converted into a movie have hit another snag. According to Variety, Neil Burger is no longer attached to direct the film. There is no replacement at this time.
New scriptwriters have been hired, too. Marianne and Cormac Wibberly wrote both the National Treasure movies as well as Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle so don’t get your hopes up for anything too subtle or insightful from the Uncharted script they pen.
Variety says that Sony Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Arad Productions – who are co-producing the movie – will wait for the script to come back before approaching a new director for the project.
Nothing about it is inspiring confidence in me, I found the National Treasure movies to be basically unwatchable and if the film can’t at least equal the presentation of the game’s cinematic legacy then it will be a failure, in my opinion.