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David O. Russell talks about his plans for the Uncharted movie

12.01.2010

Those rumors were true -- director David O. Russell is indeed reuniting with frequent collaborator Mark Wahlberg for the UNCHARTED movie, and they're planning to add family members that haven't been introduced in the game series.

While the games involved leading man Nathan Drake hunting for El Dorado and scouring Asia for a mythical stone, Russell's approach to the feature adaptation is to include Drake's extended family "and put them in fraught, globetrotting situations with some of the world's most influential people," according to the LA Times.

"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," Russell said, seemingly ignoring everything about the games.

"We'll have the family dynamic, which we've done in a couple of movies now," he said (obviously referring to his work with Wahlberg on THE FIGHTER and I HEART HUCKABEES). "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."

Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are presumably still being pursued to play the hero's relatives in Russell's NATIONAL TREASURE: NATHAN DRAKE AND THE LAST CRUSADE.

Extra Tidbit: Well, at least Naughty Dog is already working on UNCHARTED 3...
Source: LA Times

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