Neil Burger is Your New Writer/Director for the Uncharted Movie
What do you do when the first guy you hire to write your tentpole video game adaptation goes so far off the rails that you have to fire him? You hire somebody who will do what you say, damn it.
That’s how I interpret Sony’s hiring of Neil Burger to replace David O. Russell as writer and director of the Uncharted movie. anyway.
Burger, being responsible for such middle-of-the-road, pretty OK movies Limitless and The Illusionist, is a safe, unchallenging choice for the position, a guy who isn’t gonna rock the boat because he’s in the early stages of an anonymous journeyman’s career. That means we probably won’t get a great Uncarted adaptation, but it’ll probably be all right. No boats will be rocked, in all likelihood.