Last month we reported that Naughty Dog's Amy Hennig, who was the Creative Director on the incredibly popular and successful Uncharted game series, had left the company in order to work for EA. Today, we get to find out why she decided to leave; so that she can work on a brand new Star Wars game.
Sony Pictures has been trying to bring Naughty Dog's Uncharted video game franchise to the big screen for a long time. It once had a release date and even a director, but after a bunch of fan outcry over the direction David O. Russell was planning on taking the story (which essentially amounted to it NOT being Uncharted at all), that director departed and the movie was put on the back burner. Now, however, it looks like Sony is finally getting serious about it, as they're now in negotiations with Director Seth Gordon to helm the film.
Earlier this month it was announced that Neil Burger (Limitless) would be taking over the director's and writer's chair for Sony's movie adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Now the man speaks briefly on the movie, what he wants to do with it, and those Nathan Fillion rumors.
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'.