It is unclear at this time if Mark Wahlberg, who was original set to star in David O. Russell's version of the project, will stay on board. It was rumored that the actor had dropped out alongside his The Fighter collaborator. But that may not be the case.
Sony apparently nabbed Neil Burger because they were impressed with his fresh take on the original script, which was penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
Sony has high hopes that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will become a franchise tentpole for the company in the same vein as Indiana Jones.