29 May

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.)”

Where does O. Russell’s departure leave your opinion of the Uncharted movie, E-Gs? Good, bad, or indifferent? Tell us your thoughts below!

9 thoughts on “David O. Russell Leaves ‘Uncharted’ Film”

  1. Well from the basic reports that came from this movie, it was going to be a train wreck. If they can get someone that knows the Uncharted universe then good, and also someone who knows to cast Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake and not Mark Wahlberg.

    1. Still can’t believe how obvious Nathan Fillion as Drake is, yet the producers don’t get it. Even their first names match. Personally, I think Drake is based on Fillion in Firefly with some Indiana Jones, etc.

      1. Yeah, I don’t see how they don’t see it too. They just have that same personality. Fillion will need to do a bit of working out, but that is about the only thing he would need to do to get ready for the roll.

  2. I just can’t get over the fact that Mark Wahlberg keeps getting work, the man can’t act, he plays the same freaking character in every movie. Now granted I haven’t seen Fighter which a lot of people liked him in, and he was kind of funny in The Other Guys, but other than that he’s just like Nicolas Cage, he pretty much only has about 2-3 facial expressions he cycles through, and is never able to convince anyone that he actually experiences that his character does on screen.

    1. I sort of agree, and yet I still like him. He was good in the Fighter and Rockstar, and I enjoyed him in Invincible.

      Also Mats, be careful what you say about Nic Cage… I know people that would kill in defense of ‘The Greatest American Actor’. lol.

  3. No matter who they cast, no matter what they do… the movie for this will be terrible. Why? Because the game is already so much like a movie.

    I know a lot of video game professionals who are just trying to completely ignore this…

  4. I honestly think the movie David O’Russell was making would probably be good… it just wouldn’t be Uncharted, and shouldn’t be branded as such.

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