Neil Burger quests for 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'
Neil Burger (above, center) is charting a course to write and direct Sony's adaptation of the PlayStation videogame "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," Variety's Marc Graser exclusively reports. The helmer, who most recently scored with the Bradley Cooper hit "Limitless," is in negotiations to shepherd the action adventure after David O. Russell left the project due to creative differences. It's unclear whetherMark Wahlberg will remain interested in starring in "Uncharted" now that Russell ("The Fighter") is no longer helming. Sony is high on "Uncharted" as its own "Indiana Jones"-like franchise after the first two games became a standout hit. The first game, "Drake's Fortune," bowed in 2007, and introduced Nathan Drake, a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, who goes on a quest to seek the lost treasure of El Dorado with the help of his friend Victor "Sully" Sullivan and a journalist. The sequel, "Among Thieves," was released in 2009, while "Drake's Deception" is upcoming.