David O. Russell (“Three Kings,” “I Heart Huckabees”) is among several filmmakers who’ve apparently met with Sony Pictures over potentially directing the video game adaptation “Uncharted” for the studio reports The L.A. Times.
Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (“Sahara,” “Dead of Night”) penned a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed PS3 game series which follows fortune hunter Nathan Drake and his quest for famed archaeological treasures. Though the concept sounds familiar, the smart execution and witty script often raised it above the level of many other titles of its kind.
The studio and producer Chuck Roven are apparently so pleased with the writing duo’s efforts thus far, the project is being quickly moved forward and the director meetings have already begun in earnest. Sony apparently thought of trying to rush the project to have it ready for next Summer, though that’s looking less likely now.