Sony’s film adaptation of the Naughty Dog-developed Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune video game has lost another director. Yesterday, Variety broke the news that Neil Hamburger (Limitless) will no longer be helming the film.
In May 2011, David O. Russell, the original director hired for Uncharted, stepped down due to “creative differences” with the studio. Russell aimed to deviate pretty heavily from the source material in his version, which apparently didn’t sit well with fans or the studio.
Even with Burger’s departure, the Uncharted movie is still happening. It was also announced yesterday that Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, the writing team responsible for the National Treasure series, have been hired to rewrite the film’s script. Once their work is complete, the search for director number three will begin.