Academy-Award nominated director David O. Russell has left production on the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted game series, reportedly due to creative differences with Sony. No word yet on what changes this departure will have on the film’s current cast line up and script, which Russell penned.
According to the Los Angeles Times, however, there is a little more to the story than that. According to the paper, “It was because he had steamrolled ahead, but in a different direction than studio Sony wanted…Russell had already turned in a script, but it was a script so long and so ambitious that it was at least partly responsible for the studio and him parting ways, according to two people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to talk about it publicly. (Sony declined to comment, as did a spokeswoman for Russell.)”
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