Once David O. Russell dropped out of the UNCHARTED adaptation, Sony's been looking for a new director to take over the project, and according to Variety, it looks like they've found him. It's Neil Burger, director of the recent LIMITLESS, a riff on the superhero genre, which was actually quite good.
It's still not known if Mark Wahlberg would remain with the project, and now that a director's been hired, things should be moving quickly with casting and pre-production. Bradley Cooper wouldn't be a bad choice for Drake, since he's worked with Burger before (and Burger got a terrific performance out of him). Robert DeNiro worked with Burger as well, so maybe he could remain and play Sully?
Of all the games out there, UNCHARTED has the best possibility of being an actual good movie, since the story's so cinematic. Hopefully now that Burger is on board, we will see momvement on this property. If done right, this could be a great adventure franchise. If not, it'll join the rather long list of video game adaptations that didn't work.