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“Uncharted” Movie Adaptation Gets “Limitless” Director Neil Burger


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Just when it looked like the cinematic adventures of Nathan Drake had jumped off a cliff, it looks like a movie based on “Uncharted” may have found new life. Variety‘s reporting that Neil Burger–who helmed March’s boosted-brain-activity thriller “Limitless“–will now be taking the reins of the action-adventure adaptation. Oscar winner David O. Russell was the first announced director on the project, with Mark Wahlberg set to start as franchise hero Nathan Drake. But that iteration of the “”Uncharted” project–which fans took issue with for veering too far from the games–fell apart weeks ago.

Nothing’s been announced in terms of casting on Burger’s take. But, anyone who’s followed the ups and downs of the “Uncharted” adaptation knows there’s been a lot of hue and cry around the casting of Nathan Drake. We’ve had Nathan Fillion lobbying for the part, followed by outrage at the casting of Mark Wahlberg. With Burger attached to “Uncharted,” it stands to reason that he’ll bring along “Limitless” star Bradley Cooper, too. Cooper’s a star on the rise and has yet to take on the kind of blockbuster action role that vaults male Hollywood stars into the $20 million earner range. Plus, Cooper brings with him a significant following, including comedy lovers and female devotees who would augment the gamers who’d go to see an “Uncharted” movie. He could certainly pull off the devil-may-care attitude of Nathan Drake, and could bring that everyman affect to the screen that makes the game character so likable.

As for other roles, Robert De Niro was reportedly attached to David O. Russell’s version of “Uncharted” and he was in “Limitless,” too, so there’s a chance that he might work with Burger again. I actually think that De Niro would make a great Sully and would bring humor and toughness to the character who serves as Drake’s mentor and sidekick in the “Uncharted” games. The two “Uncharted” games that have appeared on the PlayStation 3 have been both commercial and critical hits and Sony’s been gung-ho about making a movie grown from a property that it already owns. With Burger on board, it looks like fans and movie-goers may get a globe-trotting, wise-cracking thrill ride onto the big screen after all. Meanwhile, “Uncharted 3: Drake Deception” will hit PS3s everywhere this November.

What say you, “Uncharted” fans? Does the choice of Burger excite you? What about Bradley Cooper as Nathan Drake? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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