Sony finally finds a director for its Uncharted videogame adaptation

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Feb 5, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

Sony's live-action Uncharted movie is back in play. For years, the studio's been trying to adapt the videogame for the big screen. Producing such a well-known property as this seems easy enough, but they've gone through multiple script revisions and directors. Thankfully, Sony's finally found someone who's willing to stick it out.

Seth Gordon, who's best known for helming comedies like Four Christmases and Horrible Bosses, has signed on for Uncharted. Prior to this, the closest he's come to working on a videogame property is his 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. It was a revealing look at the gaming culture and one player's drive to dominate the arcade favorite Donkey Kong. Obviously, Uncharted is a different kind of monster, which will require Gordon to dive deeper into that world. 

Prior to Gordon, David O. Russell was slated to direct Uncharted, but he dropped out to work on the Oscar-nominated American Hustle. The script for Uncharted is written by David Guggenheim, who previously wrote Safe House.

The story will center on "Nathan Drake, the treasure and antiquities hunter and descendant of the famed explorer Sir Francis Drake. With a female journalist and his mentor by his side, Drake attempts to find the lost treasure of El Dorado."

Seems like it's really happening this time. Now, the big question: Who do you think has the chops to play Nathan Drake?

(via Deadline)