Director David O. Russell dropped out of Uncharted. He's taking his goofy-sounding script and Mark Wahlberg with him.
Wahlberg was slated to star in Russell's cinematic take on Uncharted, which was about "a crime family that metes out justice in the world of art and antiquities" and which didn't sound like Uncharted.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Russell's Uncharted script was so long and so ambitious that it was partly responsible for the filmmaker and Sony parting ways.
While the game centers on hero Nathan Drake, Russell added a whole host of supporting characters and hoped to have Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro co-star in the film.
Sony still wants to make the picture and is searching for a new director and new writer to work off an earlier script draft written by written by the writers responsible for the upcoming Conan the Barbarian.
Russell is a talented filmmaker and probably could've made something interesting and entertaining. But would it have been Uncharted?
Why couldn't David O. Russell and Sony make it work on 'Uncharted'? [latimes.com via /Film]
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