Uncharted Movie Closer to Reality

Sony is moving ahead with their games-to-film adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the studio has met with David O. Russell -- the director of Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, Flirting With Disaster, Spanking the Monkey, and the upcoming Mark Wahlberg-Christian Bale drama The Fighter -- about helming the movie.

The paper stresses, though, that Russell is only one of a number of directors on Sony's wish lish and that "it's at the meeting stage, and not close to the dealmaking one."

Furthermore, the paper claims Sony is so high on the Uncharted script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara, the new Conan the Barbarian) that they are considering trying to get the film out by summer 2011. Yes, by next summer. However, that scenario seems a little less likely now that they've shifted the release date of the Kevin James comedy The Zookeeper to summer 2011.

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