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Gordon heads to Uncharted territory

Seth Gordon is in talks to direct a film based on the video game Uncharted.

The Horrible Bosses filmmaker is said to be in negotiations to take the reins on the big-screen adaptation of the PlayStation game series, reported Deadline.

The live-action film, which David O Russell was previously attached to and is based on the first game Drake's Fortune, would follow treasure hunter Nathan Drake, who is descended from the famed explorer Sir Francis Drake, as he searches for the lost treasure of El Dorado with the help of journalist Elena Fisher and mentor Victor Sullivan.

The franchise consist of six games for PlayStation consoles and has spawned a comic book and novel.

Seth, who also directed Identity Thief, cemented his gamer status after he made the arcade game competition documentary The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters. He also directed the game company Zynga's GagaVille online film in 2010.

The film's producer Avi Arad has said that the video game film adaptation of Uncharted promises to be a success.

"I think Uncharted will be very successful. It's a father and son game. There are things about it that are interesting. I think the world of antiquities theft, there are many countries in the world that realised they're being robbed and they're trying to recoup these important pieces. Now, the script has a lot of character [and] I think that has a shot at being the first one [to succeed]," he said.

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