‘Limitless’ Director Neil Burger Tackles ‘Uncharted’ Video Game

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Adapting video games into movies can be a daunting task — remember Super Mario Bros.? Mortal Kombat? Doom?

The odds are not in a filmmaker’s favor, but that’s not stopping big name directors from taking a stab at bringing everyone’s favorite pixilated franchise to the big screen. The next big game adaptation was supposed to be Uncharted, an Indiana Jones-style adventure game, that had the Oscar-nominated forces of Fighter star Mark Wahlberg and director David O. Russell reuniting for a good, ol’ fashioned blockbuster. Russell recently stepped away from the project, leaving it in Hollywood limbo.

But not for very long — Limitless director Neil Burger has officially signed on to write and direct the project, according to Variety, breathing new life into a project that Sony hopes can be the start of a franchise. There’s no word if Wahlberg will remain on the project or if Burger will find a new chiseled actor to play the leading character Drake (perhaps his Limitless star Bradley Cooper?).

So for those familiar with the game: who needs to step in and take over the role? Could this be fan favorite Nathan Fillion’s time to shine?

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.

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