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Following the recent news that Seth Gordon would be helming the upcoming, high-profile Uncharted movie, the director continues to enjoy his winning streak by taking the reins of Queen Of Hearts for Oddlot Entertainment.
Now one of the hottest scripts in Hollywood, Queen Of Hearts is written by Stephanie Shannon, and won her a 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowship In Screenwriting – the winners of which receive a prize of $35,000. As one of five projects selected from 7, 251 submissions, the quality of Shannon’s script was such that it also landed firmly on the 2013 Black List.
The story tells of a passionate love affair that leaves legendary writer Lewis Carroll heartbroken, and leads him to write his most famous novel, Alice In Wonderland. The popularity of the script undoubtedly benefits from the current trend in revisionist cinematic fairy tales – with Disney soon releasing Maleficent and Cinderella, and Snow White And The Huntsman 2 also looming on the horizon. »
- Sarah Myles
Sometimes all it takes to launch an unknown director into the big leagues is a single, solid indie hit. Such was the case with Seth Gordon, director of the compelling documentary The King of Kong, which took a look at the heart of the competitive arcade gaming community by following a showdown between the long-standing Donkey Kong champion and a bold new competitor.
After handling successful studio comedies Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief, Gordon will next be returning to the world of video games with an adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted franchise, which is in development at Sony Pictures. The games are similar in tone to the Indiana Jones ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
A day after it was announced that he's attached to direct the "Uncharted" film adaptation for Sony Pictures, filmmaker Seth Gordon ("The King of Kong," "Identity Thief") has been linked with another project.
The story details the failed love affair that led to his most famous story. Shannon and Gordon are tied together through David McIlvain - his manager and a man she was an assistant to.
'Queen' is said to still be in early development and "Uncharted" will definitely "go first" as such.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Just yesterday, Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon was said to be heading into a completely different genre by being at the helm of the video game adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Now Deadline has word of Gordon taking on another non-comedy project with OddLot Entertainment picking up Queen of Hearts, the script from debut writer Stephanie Shannon which made the Black List last year. Not unlike Finding Neverland or last year's Saving Mr.Banks, the film chronicles a passionate affair that ended in heartbreak, prompting Lewis Carroll to write the book Alice in Wonderland. It's not quite the same as some other revisionist fairytale adaptations like Maleficent and Cinderella coming from Disney soon, and it actually sounds like a very intriguing story. Shannon has been poised to make a splash after winning the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition. It's another very different project for Gordon who launched »
- Ethan Anderton
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
There are so many video game movies that just won't be seeing the silver screen anytime soon: Halo, Bioshock - these just a few adaptations that the fans would love to see.
Light has shone, however, on one series that has gotten a lot of acclaim since it's inception in 2007. Sony's "Uncharted" franchise follows Nathan Drake, an explorer/treasure hunter since his early teens. Through his adventures on the various Playstation systems, he's been all over the world, discovering long lost civilizations, stumbling on mystical creatures, and making more than his fair share of enemies along the way. It always seems that, in the end, Nate comes out unscathed.
As a perfect blend of Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones, "Uncharted" could breathe new life into the adventure genre of movies, and earlier this week, the Uncharted movie took a few steps closer to becoming a reality!
- email@example.com (Dave B.)
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
Sony’s big-screen adaptation of the PlayStation game series Uncharted hasn’t had the smoothest ride through the development process, but things appear to be moving forward once again now that the studio has hired a new director. Seth Gordon is the latest name attached to the project, replacing the long-departed David O. Russell. Gordon might not be a household name, but he has directed several high-profile films – including the much-loved video game documentary The King of Kong. Does this mean he’s ready to essentially helm an updated take on the Indiana Jones franchise? Only time will tell, but we like the hire. Movies based on video games still haven’t found their niche in Hollywood, but producer Avi Arad thinks Uncharted could change all of that...
- Mike Bracken
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. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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
News Simon Brew 5 Feb 2014 - 06:41
The movie based on the Uncharted videogame series has been in development for a while now, and several directors have been linked. Most notably, David O Russell and Limitless' Neil Burger were on board the project at one stage, before both opted to pass.
Well, it looks like the movie is back in business. Seth Gordon is now reportedly in negotiations to direct the film, which last we heard had Marianne and Cormac Wibberley (National Treasure) working on the screenplay.
Gordon, of course, came to prominence with a videogame movie, the quite brilliant documentary The King Of Kong. Since then, he's directed a trio of hit comedies, in the shape of Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief and Four Christmases. For our money, The King Of Kong »
Yes, Sony is still determined to make that “Uncharted” movie based on those Playstation videogames of the same name. Well, sort of. They seem to have an awful hard time getting this thing off the ground, though. Last we heard, “American Hustle’s” David O. Russell was going to direct the film, making it one of his rare action movies, but he eventually bailed. Given that Russell is winning awards by the bushels these days, I don’t suppose you could say he made the wrong choice. Sony is now looking at “Horrible Bosses” helmer Seth Gordon to take over directing chores on “Uncharted,” with the director and studio currently in negotiations. Gordon is known as a comedy guy, with “Identity Thief” and the rather awesome documentary “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” also in his pocket, so he’s a pretty interesting choice for what Sony is »
Though he broke through with video game documentary The King Of Kong, Seth Gordon’s resulting career has so far been largely limited to comedies such as Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief. Now Sony could be about to change that, as the studio is negotiating to have him tackle the adaptation of Uncharted.The PlayStation game series has been a tough nut to crack cinematically for years now. Originally targeted as the possible launching point for a film franchise in 2009, Kyle Ward was hired to work on a script that would adapt Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.A year later, the big news was that David O. Russell, a man not previously known as a would-be game adaptor, had signed on to give it a whack, with his then-favourite leading man, Mark Wahlberg lined up as Nathan Drake. "The idea that really turns me on is that there's a family that's »
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
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
"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
While comic book movie adaptations currently reign supreme, video game adaptations may be the next big thing. One highly anticipated live-action feature film that takes inspiration from the world of interactive gaming is Sony's action-adventure picture Uncharted. Though the project has had such directors as David O. Russell involved, the helm remains vacant. That could all be about to change, as new reports have director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) in negotiations with the studio. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Gordon is in negotiations to direct Uncharted, an adaptation of the bestselling PlayStation game series that began with "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." The game follows protagonist Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter descended from the famed explorer, Sir Francis Drake. With the help of journalist Elena Fisher and mentor Victor Sullivan, Drake searches for the lost treasure of El Dorado. Although Gordon's last two feature films landed squarely in the R-rated comedy department, »
- Dave Trumbore
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, »
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
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