18 items from 2014
Is the world ready for another dose of "Inconvenient Truth"s? According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers are talking a sequel to the 2006 Oscar-winning film that documented Al Gore's campaign to open eyes to the consequences of global warming. Producers Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns are open to the idea: Despite the desire, a sequel is far from a sure thing, and producer Scott Z. Burns says he "would only support doing a follow-up if we have a really, really amazing way of attacking the issue and reinvigorating it." "God, do we need one," environmental activist Laurie David told THR about the possibility of a sequel. "We have extreme weather events every other week. The update has to be incredible and shocking." A sequel isn't a bad idea, as Paramount and Participant's film grossed $50 million worldwide, and won two Academy Awards -- Best Documentary for director David Guggenheim, and »
- Ryan Lattanzio
An adaptation of the adventure video game Uncharted has been in the works for a while now. For the longest time, it seemed like David O. Russell was going to be the man to bring Nathan Drake’s story to the screen, but that was before Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle made him an Oscar darling. Russell’s involvement then gave way to Neil Burger being tapped to direct, but apparently his stay with the presumed franchise was brief. Now, it’s Seth Gordon’s turn. Yes, the director of The King of Kong and Horrible Bosses will be directing this video game adaptation now. There’s a script from David Guggenheim, so Gordon will be upping his game and directing an action movie after mostly staying in the comedy realm to date. It’ll be a challenge for him, but this game has its light hearted moments (think »
- Joey Magidson
Deadline is reporting that Sony is in talks with Seth Gordon to direct the film adaptation of their video game smash, Uncharted. The film, written by Safe House‘s David Guggenheim, will be a big scale action adventure about one man’s quest to find the lost treasure of El Dorado. While Gordon may seem to be an odd choice, considering his recent hits have been in the comedy genre, with Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief, this would be something of a return to his roots for the director.
Gordon rose to fame when he directed The King of Kong, a celebrated documentary about diehard video gamers that compete to break world records in classic arcade games. At the time, he became immersed in video game culture, and might be just the man to translate what made the Uncharted franchise such a hit for Sony’s Playstation 3 to the screen. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Seth Gordon, who enjoyed great success a couple of years ago with the superb comedy Horrible Bosses, has signed on the dotted line to direct a feature adaptation of the hit video game Uncharted. The film is currently in-development over at Sony Pictures with David Guggenheim (Safe House) the last person to tinker with the script.
For those unaware with the third-person Playstation game, here’s a little plot synopsis:
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, the first in the series, combines action-adventure and platform elements with a third-person perspective to chart the journey of protagonist Nathan Drake, supposed descendant of the explorer Sir Francis Drake, as he seeks the lost treasure of El Dorado in South America with the help of journalist Elena Fisher and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan, though they are pursued relentlessly by both pirates led by Eddy Raja and later on by a group of mercenaries led by Gabriel Roman and Atoq Navarro, »
- Paul Heath
Sony Pictures has been trying to bring Naughty Dog's Uncharted video game franchise to the big screen for a long time. It once had a release date and even a director, but after a bunch of fan outcry over the direction David O. Russell was planning on taking the story (which essentially amounted to it Not being Uncharted at all), that director departed and the movie was put on the back burner. Now, however, it looks like Sony is finally getting serious about it, as they're now in negotiations with Director Seth Gordon to helm the film.
You may recognize Seth Gordon from his more recent comedy movies Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief, so it may not seem like he's a good match to helm Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Yet it's important to remember that this director's background comes from video games as his first project was the documentary, The King of Kong. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Seemingly stuck in development forever, the film adaptation of the highly successful Uncharted series of video games has a new director attached, with Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon taking up the reins following the departures of David O. Russell and Neil Burger.
Away from the big screen Gordon also directed 2007′s The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, a documentary about video games and gamers. So hopefully he is aware of how easy it is to muck this up! With a distinct lack of action direction on his CV however, do fans have something to worry about? Sure Drake likes to crack a joke but the series isn't known for being hilarious.
The script has been written by David Guggenheim, who previously wrote Safe House. No one is currently attached to star as Drake himself yet, with previous rumours suggesting Mark Wahlberg and perennial convention favourite Nathan Fillion. No »
- Chris Cooper
Sony Pictures is in talks with Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) to direct "Uncharted," a live-action adaptation of the top-selling video game. The project has been in the works for years, with several high-profile directors attached, including David O. Russell (American Hustle). The script is written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). The next step is to find an actor to play the lead character, Nathan Drake. Drake is a treasure and antiquities hunter and descendant of the famed explorer Sir Francis Drake. With a female journalist and his mentor by his side, Drake attempts to find the lost treasure of El Dorado. »
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.
Gordon has other commitments before that though, such as a remake of »
- Garth Franklin
Gordon, who broke into the business with the videogame documentary “The King of Kong,” would be the latest high-profile director to come on board the project. “American Hustle” director David O. Russell and “Divergent” helmer Neil Burger have both been attached to “Uncharted” within the past three years.
“Uncharted” is an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production and producers are Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The game — centered on treasure hunter Nathan Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake — was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
Jonathan Kadin and Hannah Minghella are overseeing for the studio. »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures is currently in negotiations with director Seth Gordon to direct the big screen adaptation of the popular video game franchise Uncharted. This is a very unexpected choice as Gordon is know for directing films such a Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief, and his first film, King of Kong. This is a very different kind of film for the director, and I hope he has what it takes to pull it off.
This project has been in the works for years, and David O. Russell (American Hustle) was the last director attached to it. I can only imagine how incredible that film would have been, but maybe Gordon will give it the awesome adaptation that it deserves. The most recent script for the film was written by Safe House scribe David Guggenheim, who is currently writing Bad Boys 3.
The casting of Nathan Drake should be an interesting process. »
- Joey Paur
The last update we heard on Sony's gestating adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune had Neil Burger leaving the director's chair as Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, the duo behind the National Treasure franchise, were hired to write a new draft of the script. However, since then, Safe House writer David Guggenheim has written a new draft (in addition to scripting Bad Boys 3 for the studio), and that has the project back in development with Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon making the jump to the action genre with the video game adaptation. However, Gordon is no stranger to video games on film. Gordon made a name for himself after directing the documentary King of Kong, the underdog story about an everyman competing for the world record high score in the original Donkey Kong arcade game. Since then, Gordon has taken on studio comedies like Four Christmases, Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief. »
- Ethan Anderton
Hollywood has been trying to get a film based on the hit video game series Uncharted into production for a while now and so far, they haven’t had much luck. Several directors (David O. Russell, Neil Burger) have boarded and subsequently departed the project and for a long time it seemed like nothing would ever come to fruition.
Today, it finally looks like things are about to get going again on this one as Deadline is reporting that Seth Gordon, most well known for his excellent documentary The King of Kong and comedies like Identity Thief and Horrible Bosses, is being brought on board to helm the film.
For those unfamiliar with the video game series, it focuses on treasure hunter Nathan Drake and his Indiana Jones-style adventures. There’s no word yet on what the script, penned by David Guggenheim, will revolve around, but I imagine it will »
- Matt Joseph
The big screen adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune has found its way through a couple of director's hands already, with both David O. Russell and Neil Burger taking a whack at the job before finding other projects to do, but now a third contender has entered the ring to go toe-to-toe with the adventure game. According to Deadline, director Seth Gordon is now in negotiations with the folks over at Sony to direct the latest version of the Uncharted movie. The most recent draft of the script has been written by David Guggenheim, which Deadline's sources say was so good that it got Sony to hire him to write Bad Boys III. The plot will follow adventurer Nathan Drake - a descendant of Sir Francis Drake - as he sets out on a global adventure alongside "a female journalist and his mentor" as he searches for the »
"Uncharted" may be a massively popular video game franchise, but getting the movie made has proven to be all kinds of difficult. At one time, it was mooted for David O. Russell who eventually left the project and was replaced by Neil Burger, who also wound up exiting. Things have been kind of dormant for the past couple of years, but no more. Seth Gordon ("The King Of Kong," "Identity Thief") has now been tapped to direct the flick, with a script from David Guggenheim ("Safe House," "Stolen"). It's a pretty big step up for Gordon who, until now, has mostly been known for studio and TV comedies and not the kind of grand blockbuster adventures fans of the game will be expecting. But he did direct a documentary about video games, so maybe that counts? At any rate, this still isn't close to happening as a lead has yet to be found and, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After years of languishing in development hell, it looks like Sony Pictures is getting their video game adaptation Uncharted back on the right track, with Seth Gordon now in negotiations to direct. The studio hopes to get production started sometime this year.
The most recent draft of the screenplay was written by David Guggenheim, which the studio liked so much they brought him on board to write the action sequel Bad Boys 3 in December. The script had previously been worked on by Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
David O. Russell was once attached to direct with Mark Wahlberg set to star as Nathan Drake, but it fell apart when the director departed the project in 2011. Later that year, Neil Burger was also in talks to direct, but the project never moved forward.
The Uncharted: Drake's Fortune video game, which was developed by Naughty Dog, »
The filmmaker behind “Horrible Bosses” and “Identity Thief” just landed a major tentpole assignment at Sony, as Seth Gordon is in negotiations to direct “Uncharted” for the studio, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. David Guggenheim (“Safe House”) wrote the most recent draft of the script, which led to him securing the job of writing “Bad Boys 3″ for Sony. David O. Russell (“American Hustle”) and Neil Burger (“Divergent”) were previously circling the “Uncharted” director’s chair. The bestselling PlayStation video game concerns the adventures of Nathan Drake, a treasure and antiquities hunter who counts Sir Francis Drake amongst his. »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: Sony Pictures Entertainment is negotiating with Seth Gordon to direct Uncharted, the live-action adaptation of the top-selling PlayStation vidgame series Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. This brings the Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief helmer back to his origins, where he helmed the celebrated documentary The King Of Kong and immersed himself in video game culture. The film is an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, produced by Chuck Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad. The most recent script of Uncharted is by Safe House scribe David Guggenheim, and the studio was hot enough on that draft that they set him to write Bad Boys 3. The project has had several prominent filmmakers involved over the years, most recently David O Russell, before he left to helm the Roven-produced American Hustle, a Best Picture Oscar contender. Next step is to find a protagonist to play Nathan Drake, the treasure and antiquities »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures are in talks with Seth Gordon for him to helm the live action adaptation of the critically acclaimed and top selling Playstation video game franchise, Uncharted. The story has also been continued in comic book format through DC. The Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director once helmed the celebrated documentary King of King, in which he immersed himself in video game culture, so it's a world he's definitely familiar with. Safe House scribe David Guggenheim penned the screenplay, and the studio liked it so much that they got him to write Bad Boys 3 for them. The hunt is now on to fill the lead roles. How do you guys feel about this news? »
18 items from 2014
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