Mark Boal Uncharted

Video game adaptations tend to get a bad rap, but Sony is doing what it can to make sure Uncharted bucks that trend. The studio’s efforts now include bringing an Oscar winner on board. Mark Boal, the acclaimed screenwriter behind The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, has signed to work on the screenplay. Even better is the reason he signed on: He’s actually a big fan of the game. Hit the jump for more on the Mark Boal Uncharted hiring, plus new Uncharted plot details.

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Nathan Drake will be in theaters during the summer of 2016. In addition to changing their Spider-Man release dates, Sony slotted the adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted for June 10, 2016. Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) is directing from a script by David Guggenheim. Read more about the Uncharted movie release date below. Read More »

Uncharted movie begins production

King of Kong/Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon recently talked with press about The Goldbergs (the 1980-something-set sitcom he produces and sometimes directs) and revealed some information about the Uncharted movie adaptation Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune which he is set to direct. Find out new details about the movie including when the Uncharted movie begins production, after the jumpe

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Seth Gordon Attached to Direct ‘Queen of Hearts’

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Briefly: Seth Gordon (The King of Kong, Identity Thief) is set to direct Uncharted for Sony, and the studio wants that video game adaptation to get rolling this year. But the director has just been attached to another project, Queen of Hearts, a Black List script about Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll, and the failed love affair that led to his most famous story.

Deadline explains some of the ties here — the script is by Stephanie Shannon, who was the assistant to David McIlvain, who is Gordon’s manager. The point is also made that Uncharted is definitely first, and that Queen of Hearts will be in development for a while until Gordon can get to it. That being the case, it’s easy to think this will get made by someone else once Uncharted gets going, especially if Sony ends up wanting Gordon to stick around for more than one Uncharted film.

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The core truth about Hollywood is that execs and other decision-makers tend to think in patterns. Find success in one genre or role, and you’ll be bound to that thing for years to come. And what of those who do manage to break out? The time can come in which an early success proves to be just the resume item needed to get a big job.

Which brings us to Seth Gordon, who directed the video game doc The King of Kong before moving to broad comedies like Identity Thief and Horrible Bosses. He’s just been hired by Sony to direct the film based on the Uncharted series of PlayStation games. Read More »

Jason Segel and Seth Gordon Join Maple Syrup Heist Pic

 

With the release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 just around the corner, Sony is working up an appetite for food-related cinema.

Earlier today, we learned that the studio had set Seth Rogen for an R-rated animated pic about a sausage undergoing an existential crisis (really). Now it’s doubling down on the culinary genre with an untitled maple syrup heist pic, which has Rogen’s longtime pal Jason Segel attached to star and Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) on board to direct. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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Horrible Bosses 2 hit a snag last month when director Seth Gordon dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, but they’re back on track now that they’ve hired a replacement.

Sean Anders, director of That’s My Boy and Sex Drive, has signed on to helm. Also climbing aboard is Anders’ frequent collaborator John Morris, who’ll produce. The pair most recently scripted We’re the Millers, which also starred Horrible Bosses actor Jason Sudeikis. Hit the jump for more details on the project.

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Director Seth Gordon Exits ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

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Horrible Bosses did well enough in the summer of 2011 to merit a sequel, but progress on that follow-up has been pretty slow-moving. While screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were hired back for Horrible Bosses 2 back in 2012, stars Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, and Jason Bateman didn’t get around to signing on until earlier this year. And now the project has hit another snag.

Seth Gordon, who directed the first movie and was set to return for the sequel, has just dropped out. His exit leaves New Line scrambling to find a new helmer so that they can shoot this year as planned. Hit the jump to find out why he left.

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