As reported by Deadline, the latest name linked to the live-action adaptation of Naughty Dog’s acclaimed videogame series is Identity Thief and Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon.
The name may not be household to many, but it could be a good sign for fans of the series. Gordon’s most well-received film was 2007’s The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, a documentary centering on two men attempting to break the Guinness World Record for high score in the arcade classic Donkey Kong.
The director joins a host of names that have been attached to the project, including David O. Russell, who left in 2011 to direct Best Picture contender American Hustle. According to Deadline, the script was penned by David Guggenheim (Safe House) and Sony was so impressed with it that they sent him on to write Bad Boys 3.
The adaptation has had a start and stop life in pre-production, but things could be finally moving forward. Producers hope to have the film in production sometime in 2014. If the timetable sticks, more news (casting!) could be on the way.