Sony is in discussions with The King of Kong director Seth Gordon to direct Uncharted movie, according to reports from Hollywood news site Deadline.
As well as The King of Kong, an acclaimed documentary following Steve Wiebe's attempts to take the Donkey Kong world record from Billy Mitchell, Gordon recently direct Horrible Bosses.
Although Gordon is listed as the director of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on his Imdb page, neither Sony or a representative for Seth Gordon have confirmed his involvement yet.
David O. Russell quit the project in 2011, at the time insiders cited 'creative differences' as the cause of the departure. Mark Wahlberg was to play Nathan Drake in the movie, and roles were being written for Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro. However, it is believed that Wahlberg is no longer tied to the project.
Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes were also named for possible roles in the cast, but this has not been confirmed.
Following O. Russell's exit it was announced Limitless director Neil Burger was to write and direct the Uncharted movie, but he left the project in August 2012 for undisclosed reasons.
According to Deadline, the latest revision of the movie's script was penned by David Guggenheim (Safe House). His work on the project were well received by the studio, and earned him another gig writing the script fro Bad Boys 3. The site says the studio's next step is to find someone to play Nathan Drake.