The Uncharted Movie Doesn't Sound Like Uncharted At All

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Set aside your concerns about Mark Wahlberg portraying PlayStation 3 action hero Nathan Drake in the big screen adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, because it doesn't sound like this movie is based on the video game at all.


Uncharted director David O. Russell tells the LA Times that he sees Nathan Drake and his extended family as some sort of global antiquities squad that dispenses treasure-hunting justice. This must be the concept that Mr. Wahlberg described as "so off the charts."

"This idea really turns me on that there's a family that's a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities ... [a family] that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice," Russell said, which actually sounds more like Indiana Jones' motivation.

That family may include Wahlberg's potential co-stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, transforming this Nathan Drake adventure into a film that could be easily titled Uncharted: Antiquity Mafia.

For more details on Russell's "really cool idea," read on, lucky Uncharted fans!

'Drake's Fortune' director David O. Russell: Movie will be about family of thieves and global power players [LA Times]



I hate that some directors and actors don't deem games 'worthy' or whatever. They seem to think that games are below them or something and that being faithful to them in a movie is unimportant...

I hate films which are video game adaptations. The director rarely cares about the actual game (or has even played it) and it ends up just being some cash in which not only fails as a movie, but hurts the game franchise too. "Oh the game isn't like that though" people will say to non gamers, put off by the film. It's not good.

'Eh, who plays Uncharted anyway, no one will care if we just nab the title...'

The second game only sold 4 million copies, who cares, right? It's not like the games industry is becoming more successful than the movie industry.