"Uncharted" has proved an unintentionally fitting name for the on-again, off-again film adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," about a globe-trotting treasure hunter. After bouncing around Hollywood for years, the project has reportedly plotted a new course yet again, this time with Seth Gordon at the helm.
Deadline Hollywood reports that
"Uncharted" has been associated with a number of prominent filmmakers over the years, most notably
For Gordon, adapting a video game to the big screen would seem to be something of a return to his roots, at least at first glance -- his breakout documentary "The King of Kong" delved into the subculture of old-school arcade-game aficionados. On the other hand, making a film about video game culture isn't the same as making a film based on a video game. (Even if it were, "Donkey Kong" and "Drake's Fortune" were released more than 25 years apart, an eternity in video game time.)
Since "King of Kong," Gordon has specialized in comedies such as
Regardless, Gordon appears to be connecting to adventures with tech-ish overtones. He's also scheduled to shoot a reboot of "War Games," the Cold War movie about a young hacker who stumbles onto a military supercomputer and nearly sets off World War III because he thinks he's playing a computer game.