Neil Burger rewriting script for Uncharted film


Earlier this month "Limitless" director Neil Burger was brought in to work on the film adaptation of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Now Burger has revealed that the script is getting a complete overhaul.

In a recent interview Burger explained that he’s starting from square one with the film’s script.

"We’re rewriting it, and I’m just jumping in right now to do it," he said. "The deal really has just closed, so it’s very, very new. I’m basically writing it from scratch."

When asked how faithful the film will be to the video game, Burger highlighted the character of Nathan Drake specifically.

"I like the character of Nate," he said. "I know guys like him, who are either war correspondents or extreme adventurers – these guys that are living in a very different way and who are slightly hustlers or con men. I think it’s a great character."

He also addressed the game’s "very cool and very intense" moments, saying, "I would use as many of them as I could, if they work into the film’s story."

Burger also talked about how the film studio and producers were impressed with his creative vision and how it clearly recognizes the source material.

"I pitched them something that was very true to the video game, but that just makes it into a movie that supports what’s best about the video game, and I think that they dug that," he explained. "Obviously, there were lots of specifics that I can’t go into right now, but they seemed to like that."

The film adaptation for Uncharted was off to a shaky start, but it looks like things are on the right track with new director Neil Burger. Hopefully it will all be good news from here on out.



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