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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