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"Uncharted" Loses Director, Gains Scribes

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 23rd 2012 11:50PM

"National Treasure" film series scribes Marianne and Cormac Wibberley have been set to rewrite the script for the big-budget video game series adaptation "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" at Sony Pictures, Atlas Entertainment and Arad Productions says Variety.

Based on the first game in Naughty Dog's acclaimed and popular Playstation game series, the story charts the journey of Nathan Drake, supposed descendant of the explorer Francis Drake, as he seeks the lost treasure of El Dorado with the help of journalist Elena Fisher and mentor Victor "Sully" Sullivan.

The likes of David O. Russell and more recently Neil Burger ("Limitless") were attached to direct, but that is no longer the case. The studio is opting to wait until the Wibberleys complete their script before settling on a new helmer.

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