Uncharted film director David O. Russell has blown the cobwebs off some fresh details on the adventure flick, stating Nathan Drake’s silver screen debut tells the tale of a “badass” crime family.
Chatting with IGN, Russell likened Drake’s on-screen mob to that of the Sopranos, though noted they possess a distinct “sense of justice.”
"If we take that family dynamic that we have in The Fighter, and put that in terms of a grander stage, with a crime family that metes out justice in the world of art and antiquities," he said, adding, "if you’re the head of a museum, or head of state, you’ve got to deal with them, and they’re badass.
"They’re like the Sopranos in some ways, but they have great taste, and they have a sense of justice."
Russell added that his core decision to adapt the Naughty Dog adventurer is "because it’s centred around a family, and I like the combination of criminals and truth. These guys they’re tough but they’re working on this crazy case, and they can’t do it without truth. I think that’s cool".
When it comes to concerns over the script, however, Russell’s philosophy is decidedly clear cut: “I don’t think you can please everybody,” he commented.
"I want the gamers to be happy. I have total respect for the game. My kid loves playing it, I love playing it. I just want to create a world that takes it to another level, that’s another amazing world that’s more cinematic."
The script’s almost complete, apparently, with Russell promising it’ll be “fantastic.” Fingers crossed, eh?