The Uncharted Movie Director Explains The Method To His Madness

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The director of The Fighter and I ♥ Huckabees is hard at work on transforming Uncharted: Drake's Fortune into a movie, much to the chagrin of some fans of the PlayStation 3 game. What does David O. Russell have to say to his early haters?


Slashfilm took that question ("How does it feel to be an academy award nominated and a critically acclaimed director, [who] has to see a bunch of video-game fans (who've never made a movie) bitch about ruining Uncharted before he's even finished the script?") to the director to find out.

Of course, that question is referring to casting rumors of Mark Whalberg as Nathan Drake and a family of treasure-hunting, justice-dispensing antiquities experts. Russell cops to not being much of a gamer, but argues that, well, he's not making a game.


"As far as I'm concerned, I'm very respectful as far as the core content and spirit of the game, but beyond that it's my job as a filmmaker to make what I think is going to be an amazing movie," Russell says. "People have to trust that and let that go, I think. "

"You can be guaranteed that it's going to be real, it's going to be raw, it's going to be intense, it's going to be original, and it's going to be propulsive. And those are all the things that I want when I go to watch a movie like that."

Fair enough, David. I'm officially reserving judgment until I see Marky Mark's ability to half-tuck in his shirt. Do your thing.


David O. Russell Responds To The Internet's Response To The Fact That He's Making ‘Uncharted' [Slashfilm]

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Rachel Fogg

Seriously? SERIOUSLY!? If you want to do original then just DON'T DO UNCHARTED!!

CHRIST! Fans wouldn't be HALF as pissed if you looked like you gave 2 two shits about the source material, you can change things..that's a given. But GODDAMIT! RESPECT the SOURCE MATERIAL!

Since you see fit to act like a douche to the fans why the hell should we respect you worth a damn...we're not going to wait for your script or the finish product because SO FUCKING FAR it looks like an cinematic abortion near the levels of The Last Airbender.

So no, I will bitch and moan until you show me some DECENCY as a fan...I'm not asking for the bloody moon, I just want ONE thing that's resembling Uncharted and so far the only thing you got RIGHT is the Nathan Drake's name.