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Uncharted movie being started from scratch

New director "rewriting the script from scratch starting right now"

Don't hold your breath for the Uncharted movie. It's a long way off. Even longer than it was previously. Why? Because its new director, Neil Burger, has scrapped the previous script.

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"I'm rewriting the script from scratch, starting like right now -- like we are just starting now," Burger told Joystiq at ComicCon in San Diego last weekend. So they've literally yet to put pen to paper. Great.

David O. Russell, the man who previously sat in the director's chair for the Uncharted movie quit the project earlier this year citing "creative differences".

Burger is optimistic over taking the reins. "I love the game, it's great, and I think it's a great start for a movie, because the game is so cinematic," he said.

"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."

Right. Good. Now get on with it, mate. And give Scarlett Johansson a call for the part of Elena Fisher (as previously rumoured) so that we have an excuse to keep post pictures of her. BAM!

[ SOURCE: Joystiq ]

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