The Playstation video game franchise Uncharted – which mixes Indiana Jones with Tomb Raider – seems tailor-made for a feature-film adaptation. And yet, creative minds have come and gone, leaving the game on the shelf for the time being.
David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg almost cracked the Uncharted code. Then Limitless director Neil Burger gave it a shot. The latest names attached to an Uncharted movie are Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, the writing team behind Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and the two National Treasure movies. Does that inspire confidence? We shall see. [Variety]
Cyclist Lance Armstrong released a statement Friday saying “Enough is enough,” claiming that he’d stop fighting against anti-doping charges that have been levied against him for years. The Tour de France champion will be stripped of his titles, and will be banned from competitive cycling for life. Sony once pursued Armstrong’s life for a feature-length movie. Deadline says now’s the time to get that project back on track.
Vince Vaughn says the “chances are better than not” that his character, Wes Mantooth, will return for Anchorman 2. No word on his saint of a mother, Dorothy. [The Playlist]
John Williams is composing the score to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, with Daniel Day-Lewis as our nation’s 16th president. The title tracks for the soundtrack include songs like “Getting Out the Vote” and “Freedom’s Call.” The complete score will be available on Nov. 6. The movie opens on Nov. 9. [The Film Stage]
Lincoln could compete for a number of top Oscars next year. Here’s some insight into what the producers of next year’s telecast are hoping to achieve, courtesy of an EW.com interview.
The brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch has been offered a role opposite Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the long-in-development adaptation of August: Osage County. John Wells is directing the adaptation of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play. Cumberbatch, of course, plays Sherlock Holmes on the BBC and next will be seen as the chief villain in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. [THR]
Let Me In reunion watch! Current Carrie Chloe Moretz and her ParaNorman pal Kodi Smit-McPhee might join forces for The Wilderness of James, an indie coming-of-age story written and directed by newcomer Michael Johnson. [Deadline]
And finally, we are hearing good things about the racy comedy For a Good Time, Call … The film opens in limited release on Aug. 31, and will expand on Sept. 7. Focus Features is getting audiences ready with a red band clip. Be careful. It’s NSFW. But if you are interested, check it out below: