Deadline is reporting the rumor saying that Gordon is currently in negotiations to direct the film based on the Naughty Dog franchise with a script written by David Guggenheim. Guggenheim wrote the film Safe House, which was directed by Daniel Espinosa. Espinosa is similarly in negotiations to direct the Assassin’s Creed movie.
Gordon is the third director who has been attached to the project. David O. Russel, director of the the recent American Hustle, was attached at one time. Another time, Neil Burger, director of Limitless, was also attached to direct the film, but soon after declined.
Next step is to find a protagonist to play Nathan Drake. Drake would be attempting to find the lost treasure of El Dorado in this big-scale adventure film. News like this, even if it may be rumor at the moment, is always frightening to me. Not necessarily because of my opinions of the director but because if these films finally get made (in your face Halo), they have the potential to be as classic as the Indiana Jones Trilogy (don’t you even utter one syllable of the movie that will not be named) if done right.
I’d want someone with JJ Abrams experience and gusto to helm a film series of this proportion. But for the meantime we can all thank our lucky stars that George Lucas and Uwe Boll have nothing to do with it.