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 ancestors. The big-budget film will follow Drake as he and his mentor team with a female journalist to find the lost treasure of El Dorado.
Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner are producing with Avi Arad and Ari Arad. With a script that everyone finally agrees on, the quartet hope to start production this year.
Sony executives Jonathan Kadin and Hannah Minghella will oversee the project for the studio.
While Gordon is primarily known for directing hit comedies, he landed on Hollywood’s radar with his funny yet touching video game-themed documentary “The King of Kong.” He’s repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
The news was first reported by Deadline.