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David O. Russell wants Scarlett Johansson for Uncharted

02.02.2011

I'll be honest, I pretty much gave up on the idea that the UNCHARTED film adaptation could be good as soon as director David O. Russell played favorites and casted the decidedly un-Nathan Drake-like Mark Wahlberg in the titular role.

But with all the Oscar buzz for THE FIGHTER, the man can attract a good cast, and now he's searching for his leading lady, Elena, for the film. Empire asked him if he'd consider reuniting with Amy Adams for the part.

"Oh I would love that too, I love Amy. I also love Scarlett Johansson; there’s a lot of great actors I think might suit. Hopefully, we’ll see how it works out with everybody who are being scoped to do that role…"

Well I'd say things aren't looking good for Amy when he immediately brings up Scarlett Johansson unprovoked. But how can she play this part? There's no married man to seduce!

Do you think Johansson would make a good Elena?

Extra Tidbit: He says he still wants "Bob De Niro" in it. Groan.
Source: Empire

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10:36AM on 02/03/2011
Goddammit. Is this really still happening? Look, The Fighter was an awesome movie, and Russellís made some decent flicks, but Iím pissed the fuck off that this is still a possibility. First of all, the Uncharted games are so cinematic and exciting, theyíre nearly untranslatable to film. Nearly. Even if a master of filmmaking like Spielberg or Jackson were taking this on, Iíd still have my doubts.

But fucking Mark Wahlberg? Family adventure? Nonexistent uncles and dads? A story not taken
Goddammit. Is this really still happening? Look, The Fighter was an awesome movie, and Russellís made some decent flicks, but Iím pissed the fuck off that this is still a possibility. First of all, the Uncharted games are so cinematic and exciting, theyíre nearly untranslatable to film. Nearly. Even if a master of filmmaking like Spielberg or Jackson were taking this on, Iíd still have my doubts.

But fucking Mark Wahlberg? Family adventure? Nonexistent uncles and dads? A story not taken from the games?

Count me out. Youíve lost the fans, David O. Russell.

Sony, why the fuck donít you care that someone is ruining one of your most profitable gaming franchises?

Next week they'll announce that Ron Howard is directing a Ratchet & Clank movie about a time traveling, CGI giraffe with a goofy buffalo sidekick.
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9:08AM on 02/03/2011
To be honest she's better for elena than marky mark is for nathan drake. Or de niro or pesci are for the non-existent father and uncle characters. So this is, dare I say, the best casting rumor for the movie yet. But that's not saying much.
To be honest she's better for elena than marky mark is for nathan drake. Or de niro or pesci are for the non-existent father and uncle characters. So this is, dare I say, the best casting rumor for the movie yet. But that's not saying much.
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6:07PM on 02/02/2011

Hilarie Burton = perfect elena

yah i sed it
yah i sed it
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5:08PM on 02/02/2011

This is garbage!

This film is another game adaptation with no hope. First off David is going to take this premise for uncharted and make it his own more than likely. I could not see scarlett johannson in this. i like her just not in this. thank you david for throwing this down the shitter. honestly im surprised the fighter is getting all this buzz its getting. Ebert gave it only 2 and a half stars. From what ive heard christian bale is the only good part of the film.
This film is another game adaptation with no hope. First off David is going to take this premise for uncharted and make it his own more than likely. I could not see scarlett johannson in this. i like her just not in this. thank you david for throwing this down the shitter. honestly im surprised the fighter is getting all this buzz its getting. Ebert gave it only 2 and a half stars. From what ive heard christian bale is the only good part of the film.
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4:21PM on 02/02/2011
This movie is going to be good, and everybody will retract their objections. Naughty Dog will be proud to have a good movie adaptation of their product. Haters gonna hate.
This movie is going to be good, and everybody will retract their objections. Naughty Dog will be proud to have a good movie adaptation of their product. Haters gonna hate.
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4:32PM on 02/02/2011
I wouldnt go that far. Anytime this is brought up with Naughty Dog they always say no comment
I wouldnt go that far. Anytime this is brought up with Naughty Dog they always say no comment
5:59PM on 02/02/2011
I'm sure everybody at Naughty Dog is doubtful, being that this is their baby...but I think everything will turn around once we see what David O' Russel actually pulls off. Hell, if it weren't for him this would be just another bullshit video game movie. This is an adaptation, so fans can play the cinematically driven games to see the way it was originally intended by it's creators.
I'm sure everybody at Naughty Dog is doubtful, being that this is their baby...but I think everything will turn around once we see what David O' Russel actually pulls off. Hell, if it weren't for him this would be just another bullshit video game movie. This is an adaptation, so fans can play the cinematically driven games to see the way it was originally intended by it's creators.
4:15PM on 02/02/2011
I've never even played that game and I don't want her in it, or any movie for that matter.
I've never even played that game and I don't want her in it, or any movie for that matter.
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2:36PM on 02/02/2011
Anybody could play that ditz. Sorry, Im still upset over how many times I was gunned down while her dumb ass was firing at thin air
Anybody could play that ditz. Sorry, Im still upset over how many times I was gunned down while her dumb ass was firing at thin air
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2:28PM on 02/02/2011
Johansson doesn't fit the Elena character at all. Neither does Amy Adams, even though she's one of my favorite actresses. But I prefer Chloe anyway, so it doesn't really matter to me.
Johansson doesn't fit the Elena character at all. Neither does Amy Adams, even though she's one of my favorite actresses. But I prefer Chloe anyway, so it doesn't really matter to me.
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2:23PM on 02/02/2011
This isn't and never was an Uncharted movie to begin with, so I don't really care what happens or who gets casted.

This movie has no good qualities to it what so ever.
This isn't and never was an Uncharted movie to begin with, so I don't really care what happens or who gets casted.

This movie has no good qualities to it what so ever.
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12:22PM on 02/02/2011
While not the best choice. going for an action movie scarlett is fine for that.....What they should do is get Emily Rose to play Elena while not a name actress she is Elena in the games and cut scenes, and is easy on the eyes
While not the best choice. going for an action movie scarlett is fine for that.....What they should do is get Emily Rose to play Elena while not a name actress she is Elena in the games and cut scenes, and is easy on the eyes
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10:37AM on 02/03/2011
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
12:11PM on 02/02/2011
When will people learn that games never translate well into film? Anyway, from what I've heard, Uncharted is enough a cinematic experience all on its own. Much the same way the Final Fantasy games are going.
When will people learn that games never translate well into film? Anyway, from what I've heard, Uncharted is enough a cinematic experience all on its own. Much the same way the Final Fantasy games are going.
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12:11PM on 02/02/2011

dont carrrre

fuck this guy. naughty dog fuck you for not trying to have more control of your franchise.
fuck this guy. naughty dog fuck you for not trying to have more control of your franchise.
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12:02PM on 02/02/2011

No, no, no

This whole idea of an Uncharted movie is pissing me off. The director is diverting from the awesome source material and what not. Fuck you David O' Russell.
This whole idea of an Uncharted movie is pissing me off. The director is diverting from the awesome source material and what not. Fuck you David O' Russell.
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12:00PM on 02/02/2011
I love Scar Jo but I don't feel like she's the right pick for this. I think an Amy Adams or a Michelle Williams would be better. Someone more vulnerable.
I love Scar Jo but I don't feel like she's the right pick for this. I think an Amy Adams or a Michelle Williams would be better. Someone more vulnerable.
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11:54AM on 02/02/2011
Yeah I could care less for it... but Adams > Johansson.
Yeah I could care less for it... but Adams > Johansson.
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