When David O. Russell left the director's chair for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (the movie adaptation of the incredibly popular videogame) fans all over the world rejoiced! Then came all of the speculation about who would take over, and how much longer it would take for this film to get off the ground. Well, Sony has announced that they've chosen a new writer and director for the movie.
Before it's impossible for me to post anything new (don't worry, the new site will look awesome) I figured it'd be nice to post up one last bit of good news for people over the weekend. Sony Pictures has confirmed that they are moving forward on Uncharted and are currently looking for a new Writer/Director to work from an earlier draft of the script. Meaning: All of that family plot stuff (you know, which wasn't anywhere in the game) is gone.
A lot of good news to be had for many fans of the Uncharted videogame franchise, in that David O. Russell has officially dropped out of the director's chair for the upcoming movie adaptation of Drake's Fortune.
Sadly, it keeps breaking my heart the more I hear about the Uncharted movie. If it wasn't for the fact that this is movie news that people care about, I'd stop reporting on it. David O. Russell, director of the upcoming Uncharted movie, has made statements in a recent interview that - if you're a fan of the games - will make you want to cry. His explanations make it seem like he's never even seen the game being played, let alone touched it himself.
I'm about 90% sure that David O. Russell has talked about Uncharted SO MUCH that I could fill an entire book with his quotes. What does the man have to say this time? Well, it' more casting, but this one makes a lot of sense. Maybe O. Russell isn't bullshitting this.
But he probably is.
This movie is becoming even messier than Gravity. First, David O. Russell leaves the project. But then, he comes back! And he casts Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake! Then he talks about some “Family of Thieves” storyline, with weird museum curators and Drake’s dad and uncle thrown into the mix! And he wants Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci to be involved as well! Fans complain, and the Uncharted 3 director debunks all the rumors. But trying to retcon the situation, Mark Wahlberg spoke out in an interview with Moviehole. But instead of fixing the situation, Wahlberg just made us even more confused. Who is making the decisions about this movie? Because the film has no director!
Jordan Maison, Jarod Warren, and Blake Penfield start the year off right by letting you know what movies they're looking forward to most in 2011. They'll touch on the recently dispelled rumors about 'Uncharted' and give you their take on 'Black Swan', 'The Kings Speech', and Jordan's all time favorite - 'Suckerpunch'.
David O. Russell is pissing a lot of people off these days, including some TMP writers that I won't mention here (for safety's sake, of course). I for one find the changes that he's making with Uncharted to be in good taste, and will overall benefit...okay, I can't do this: What a jerk. But read on to find out why he might be a cool guy after all!
When David O. Russell confirmed that Mark Wahlberg would be playing the lead role in the upcoming Uncharted: Drake's Fortune movie adaptation, fans all around the world cried foul. The most obvious choice for the role (and one fans had been anticipating) was actor Nathan Fillion, yet it just didn't happen. Well, one fan of both the game and Nathan Fillion went to a screening of The Fighter, where David O. Russell was in attendance, and actually confronted him about not casting Fillion.
It's no secret that last week's news about Mark Wahlberg being chosen to portray Nate Drake in the upcoming adaptation of popular videogame, Uncharted Drake's Fortune, didn't sit well with fans. Many were upset and felt let down that fan favorite Nathan Fillion had not been chosen for the role. It was an odd move, unforeseen, and totally unwanted by many. Since then fans have settled with the news, and still trying to keep their hopes high for this movie. Well, the director David O. Russell has made a few comments in a recent LA Times article that might push fans past the breaking point.