The planned Uncharted movie has lost its director this week, with David O Russell reportedly moving on to pastures new.

According to a Variety source, the split was amicable and due to creative differences. Sony is now looking for a replacement.

The studio hasn't commented on whether Russell's vision for the film - which would have seen Mark Wahlberg's Nathan Drake as a member of a family of antique traders that also included father Robert De Niro and uncle Joe Pesci – will remain intact.

Russell snared an Oscar nomination for his last flick, The Fighter. Next up, he'll apparently be re-teaming with Wahlberg for comic novel adaptation The Silver Linings Playbook.

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