It's that time once again to hear about directors taking themselves out of a video game movie project and new writers being brought into the scene. For a couple years we've heard and seen some rumors floating about details regarding the Uncharted: Drakes Fortune movie. Once again like all game movies not every rumor turns out to be true by any means, but yesterday we did get some news regarding the director and writers of the movie.
Originally director Neil Burger was planning to lead production of the movie after the script was written. Neil Burger has made his mark with movies such as Limitless, The Lucky Ones, and The Illusionist. Yesterday it was announced that the director is no longer part of the project. No specific reasons were stated as to why he is no longer part of the project.
Along with the news of the director change new writers have been brought in to complete the script. Marianne and Cormac Wibberley have been brought in to lead the rewrite of the movie. The duo is best known for its work on National Treasure, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and Bad Boys 2. Hopefully the duo can find a way to transfer the fantastic action game of treasure hunting and secrets into the movie format.