Movie News

'Limitless' Director Neil Burger Tackles 'Uncharted' Video Game

Jul 07, 2011 | 10:30am EDT


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?

More Movie News
503 Service Unavailable

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable

Guru Meditation:

XID: 1504695128

Varnish cache server