Director Neil Burger right now is on the home stretch with the Limitless DVD release, but he’ll turn his attention over to Uncharted soon. He reiterated his love for the game source material at Comic-Con.
“I’m rewriting the script from scratch, starting like right now — like we are just starting now,” he said. “I love the game, it’s great, and I think it’s a great start for a movie, because the game is so cinematic. The character Nate in particular I like because he’s this ballsy guy that lives by his wits, and who’s capable of kind of anything and everything. He’s fearless and he doesn’t give a damn and he’ll go after the thing. I dig that kind of character and it’s a great character for a movie.”
Mark Wahlberg was previously attached to the role of Drake, though Burger suggested that he or Limitless star Bradley Cooper could potentially pull off the role, adding that those decisions are a ways off. “Once you get to the end of the screenplay you see who’s available, who seems right, who’s a new actor that’s just breaking on that’s not even on your radar right now.” said Burger. “There’s a lot of actors who even look like Nathan Drake from the video game who could do it and who would be great for it, so we’ll see.”