Uncharted director says film will incorporate "family dynamic"
- Posted December 2nd, 2010 at 10:16 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 14 Comments
Director David O. Russell has spilled the beans on his plans for the forthcoming movie adaptation of Uncharted, revealing the action flick will contain a “family dynamic” and feature museum bigwigs being brought to "justice."
Chatting with the L.A. Times, Russell described the film as a “locomotive” and went on to reveal that things are coming along rather nicely, with the movie’s script being roughly half-complete.
“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,” he said.
“We’ll have the family dynamic, which we’ve done in a couple of movies now,” he added. “And then you take that and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture, but also put all the character stuff in it. That’s a really cool idea to me.”
Not much else is know on the project at present, though last week we found out that actor Mark Wahlberg would be stepping in to the shoes of cheeky chappie treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Further casting details have yet to be announced.
More as it breaks.
- 5:25am EST - December 2nd, 2010
Well, for this I'm not too sure about but I hope they don't mess up too much the story and they should make it longer than 90 mns if they want to get a solid story out of the film.
- 6:26am EST - December 2nd, 2010
all i can say is. F&#$ YOU.
- 7:17am EST - December 2nd, 2010
@1 I'm confused at why you think it might mess things up and why it would be shorter than 90mins? I don't think they really make movies shorter than 90 mins nowadays.
@2 I don't get it.
- 8:22am EST - December 2nd, 2010
Um. Russel? That is your name right? If you still want to be called Russel and not a game breaker, you better listen to one voice above all and that voice is the voice of the fans of this game. I you screw up, you will damage the franchise forever and will only recomfirm to us that Hollywood is dead and should be dismantled for all time. So my advice, DON'T SCREW UP!!!
- 8:53am EST - December 2nd, 2010
@4. Don't forget to blame Naughty Dog and Sony as well. This Rusell dude cannot make an Uncharted movie without their consent.
- 8:59am EST - December 2nd, 2010
So, this is going to be like the third Indiana Jones? and/or national treasure.To be honest, i can't really see the character of Drake fully being exploited if its within a family context. Thats just a personal opinion. His very personality seems as though it wont work when paired with mother or father, lets say.I dont necessarily believe Mark.W is the best actor to play but well, we've got no choice when it comes to this. At the end of the day, i know its all about money otherwise a film wouldn't have been introduced, i mean why would you when you've got the video games platform to truly create what ever you want?I dont know, i guess im not fully convinced as of yet.Ash
- 9:08am EST - December 2nd, 2010
Not having the family dynamic was all that was keeping it from being National Treasure
- 4:57pm EST - December 2nd, 2010
What the heII is he talking about? If he's going to go out of his way to pussify Uncharted, why not just cut out the middle man and hand the movie over to Disney and call it a day?
- 11:51pm EST - December 2nd, 2010
I don't know...it feels like something may be getting lost in the translation. I definately have a wait and see attitude on this one.
- 4:20am EST - December 3rd, 2010
Mark Walhberg. Oh my.
Then again, who would you get to play Nathan if it isn't going to be Marky Mark?
- 7:02am EST - December 3rd, 2010
They are going to screw this up and there is no real reason to do it. The story in the second uncharted game is strong enough for a direct adaptation. The whole "family" thing sounds like the director is doing more of a thought experiment than trying to stay true to the source material and the character. And Mark Wahlberg has no personality. Nathan Drake is full of personality. He will not be able to pull it off by being true to the character but will have to turn it into something Drake isn't just to fit his acting style. I can name 3 other actors who could do an excellent job in this role. They are already off the mark with casting so it doesn't look good for the rest of the film.
- 7:35am EST - December 3rd, 2010
I think they've just come up with sh**ty ideas so far, and I'm not pleased with the faily-concept either. This isn't supposed to become a Disney-movie /another National Treasure. It's supposed to be raw, black humour and sweet scenery, with some great actors tossed in.
Mark Wahlberg for that matter... he's presonified some great roles before. But got quite some floppz as well.. so I'm sceptical about his performance and what he can achieve in this film.
Even Russell Crowe or Gerard Butler would of done it better for the role of Nathan Drake.. (givin an example).
- 8:21am EST - December 5th, 2010
I couldn't give a monkeys. You've cast Mark Walhberg as Nathan Drake. Instantly this movie went from being a must see to a must miss for me.
- 9:03am EST - December 6th, 2010
I ain't watchin this sh** and F**k Sony!
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