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Hollywood is looking to bring a little arthouse class to its video game movies.

The Los Angeles Times reports that David O. Russell ('I Heart Huckabees') is in early talks to direct the film adaptation of the popular video game, 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.' Hollywood is looking to bring a little arthouse class to its video game movies.

The Los Angeles Times reports that David O. Russell ('I Heart Huckabees') is in early talks to direct the film adaptation of the popular video game, 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.'

The highly acclaimed game, released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2007, has players in the shoes of a descendant of Sir Francis Drake as he searches for the lost treasure of El Dorado. A sequel, 'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,' was released in 2009.

David O. Russell, whose other directing credits include 'Three Kings' and 'Flirting with Disaster,' would be the latest arthouse director to take on a big-budget action movie, with Rob Marshall ('Nine') currently taking on 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' and Bill Condon ('Gods and Monsters') calling the shots on 'Breaking Dawn.'

Sony was eyeing 'Uncharted' for a Summer 2011 release date, but now that the Kevin James comedy, 'The Zookeeper,' has been moved to that season, the studio is less likely to try to get the project out the gate that quickly.