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Has David O. Russell ever even played Uncharted?

02.10.2011

One of my favorite pastimes is now covering just how much David O. Russell is going to f*ck up the UNCHARTED movie, and with every new update things get further and further away from the source material, a game that I'm increasingly unsure if O. Russell has ever even seen or played.

Speaking to IGN, he further elaborated on his vision for the film:

"It’s hard to keep writing in the middle of an Oscar campaign, but I’m almost done with that script, and that’s going to be really fantastic. I think 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. 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. I would love to do that with Mark [Wahlberg], Robert De Niro, and a couple of hot women, it could be very thrilling."

A crime family that metes out justice? The Sopranos? What the hell is going on here? Nathan Drake didn't even have a family in any of the games, much less one that "metes out justice." Oh, but don't worry fans:

"I don’t think that you can please everybody, but I will tell you this – I won’t make it unless I can make a great movie… 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."

Well that answers my titular question, but that makes it even worse. It's like he took a look at one of the most cinematic games ever made and went "meh, not good enough, let's change everything." Apparently that includes casting Mark Wahblerg and creating an antiques-hunting mafia family.

Extra Tidbit: One more for the road: "It's centered 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." Uh, what?
Source: IGN

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12:03AM on 02/12/2011
I am starting to doubt David O. Russell has ever even seen a trailer for the games before. What is all this shit about a family of theives i keep hearing about. Every time I hear about it I cant help but shake my head in disgust. I am starting to wish Uwe Boll would make this movie over David O. Russell. At least he would likely have the proper characters in it.
I am starting to doubt David O. Russell has ever even seen a trailer for the games before. What is all this shit about a family of theives i keep hearing about. Every time I hear about it I cant help but shake my head in disgust. I am starting to wish Uwe Boll would make this movie over David O. Russell. At least he would likely have the proper characters in it.
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6:06PM on 02/11/2011

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!

Ok he said he doesnt want to make it if if it pisses gamers off. Yes David your pissing gamers of this awesome game off your also pissing fanboys off. Drop the project and move on. We dont want a Mark wahlberg/De Niro Uncharted movie that basically has nothing to do with the game besides the title. Please move on let another director with time and passion for this do the movie. We fanboys just cant bare another awful video game to film adaptation.
Ok he said he doesnt want to make it if if it pisses gamers off. Yes David your pissing gamers of this awesome game off your also pissing fanboys off. Drop the project and move on. We dont want a Mark wahlberg/De Niro Uncharted movie that basically has nothing to do with the game besides the title. Please move on let another director with time and passion for this do the movie. We fanboys just cant bare another awful video game to film adaptation.
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9:24AM on 02/11/2011

Russell

When I first heard David O Russell was going to make Uncharted movie, I was really super excited.... seeing he was coming straight from an excellent piece of work with The Fighter, I was pumped to find him helming the Uncharted movie.

But with every piece of news coming along, I kept loosing interest slowly starting with Wahlberg casted as Drake, Russell not recognising fan fav Nathan Fillion and Russell doing interviews on how he is changing the story by making this a family adventure
When I first heard David O Russell was going to make Uncharted movie, I was really super excited.... seeing he was coming straight from an excellent piece of work with The Fighter, I was pumped to find him helming the Uncharted movie.

But with every piece of news coming along, I kept loosing interest slowly starting with Wahlberg casted as Drake, Russell not recognising fan fav Nathan Fillion and Russell doing interviews on how he is changing the story by making this a family adventure film. This is going towards a big down-hill. Russell, please dont fuck this one up. give us something that we know from the game. Give us something that we love from the game.
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11:09PM on 02/10/2011
I'm just trying very hard to understand why this is still called 'Uncharted' instead of like, 'Family Jewels' or something gay like that. It sounds to me like he saw the cover for the game and got an idea offa that. So then Sony was like, "Hell, if we get paid for it." I hope Russell reads sites like this and realizes that nobody wants this movie made if it isn't going to be made right.
I'm just trying very hard to understand why this is still called 'Uncharted' instead of like, 'Family Jewels' or something gay like that. It sounds to me like he saw the cover for the game and got an idea offa that. So then Sony was like, "Hell, if we get paid for it." I hope Russell reads sites like this and realizes that nobody wants this movie made if it isn't going to be made right.
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8:47PM on 02/10/2011
Another hollywood hack makes gets success with one movie and now he turns a great story into a craptacular piece of bs writing.
Another hollywood hack makes gets success with one movie and now he turns a great story into a craptacular piece of bs writing.
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8:36PM on 02/10/2011
What the fuck is he even talking about?
What the fuck is he even talking about?
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6:11PM on 02/10/2011

Ugh

How can he even call the movie Uncharted?
How can he even call the movie Uncharted?
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5:58PM on 02/10/2011
Fuck David O Russell. He has made one good movie. "Three Kings", and "The Fighter" was just ok. Just think, this asshole got nominated over Nolan.
Fuck David O Russell. He has made one good movie. "Three Kings", and "The Fighter" was just ok. Just think, this asshole got nominated over Nolan.
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5:46PM on 02/10/2011

Meh

Since when are movie adaptations of video games good anyway? (guilty pleasures and shit you remember seeing as a 12 year old don't count)

Somebody wake me up if this, or any other film adaptation of a video game, turns out to be good.
Since when are movie adaptations of video games good anyway? (guilty pleasures and shit you remember seeing as a 12 year old don't count)

Somebody wake me up if this, or any other film adaptation of a video game, turns out to be good.
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5:44PM on 02/10/2011
Well like a few of you, I've never played Uncharted, so I don't care if it's faithful or not. I'm just excited to see Russell make another movie, I really liked The Fighter. His comments in contrast to the game's real plot seem... very weird though.
Well like a few of you, I've never played Uncharted, so I don't care if it's faithful or not. I'm just excited to see Russell make another movie, I really liked The Fighter. His comments in contrast to the game's real plot seem... very weird though.
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5:19PM on 02/10/2011
It sounds a little like he's making all this up just to fuck with people.
It sounds a little like he's making all this up just to fuck with people.
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5:16PM on 02/10/2011
how about the family that metes out justice all drive around in a talking dune buggy or maybe one of them is a talking shark that jabbers on and on like curly from the three stooges?
how about the family that metes out justice all drive around in a talking dune buggy or maybe one of them is a talking shark that jabbers on and on like curly from the three stooges?
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5:07PM on 02/10/2011

:(

ahh fuck it.
ahh fuck it.
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4:54PM on 02/10/2011
Look, This won't be an Uncharted movie. But it WILL probably be a pretty good movie. I just don't want Russell to deliver a great film and for you guys to bash it just because it's not like the game.

I mean, Kubrick's Shining is almost nothing like the book and King has even said that he hates the movie yet we film fans can admit it's a damn well made film. Yes, I wish he could stay true to the source material and deliver a great film that way, but that wasn't really ever going to happen.
Look, This won't be an Uncharted movie. But it WILL probably be a pretty good movie. I just don't want Russell to deliver a great film and for you guys to bash it just because it's not like the game.

I mean, Kubrick's Shining is almost nothing like the book and King has even said that he hates the movie yet we film fans can admit it's a damn well made film. Yes, I wish he could stay true to the source material and deliver a great film that way, but that wasn't really ever going to happen. What video game adaptation has been anything like the source?

I'd agree with you guys if this movie looked like if it was shaping up badly. Like if they hired some no talent ass clown to direct based on a script by Goyer or something. But they didn't. They hired a talented Oscar nominated director with a cast of nothing but oscar nominees and winners. Russell is clearly very passionate about the project (Not so much the game) and it seems to me that he wants to make a great MOVIE.

He's writing the script himself, he's working with the actor that he's comfortable with (and both do their best work when they're together), he's hiring a talented supporting cast, etc. He's not half assing this. It's a family adventure film and Indiana Jones has shown us that that can be phenomenal (Last Crusade) or terrible (Kingdom of The Crystal Skull).

Remember that we know very little about this movie BUT if the trailer looks good, if he uses a lot of practical effects and real locations, fills out the rest of the cast as he has so far, etc. He'll have my ticket, day one. Regardless, of the name on the ticket.

So my advice is this, every time you see a new article about Uncharted The Movie, read it as "Untitled O' Russell Adventure Film". When the movie comes out, just sort of laugh to yourself that the names of the movie and some of the character names coincidentally match that of your favorite video game.

I think O' Russell's best option is to just change the name of the film and characters, but if that doesn't happen, I'm not going to hold it against the guy.

Directors have to change things. O' Russell has gone a bit far but until I see a trailer or hear that he's cast Paris Hilton as the lead female, I'm not going to worry about this film. It looks like it'll be an Uncharted film in name only, but it's also shaping up to be a fine film. I hope you guys can see that.

Hell, at least it'll be a better adventure film than Crystal Skull. Not that that's saying much.
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5:11PM on 02/10/2011
if it turns out to be more interesting then the 'movies' that have been coming out recently, then im up for it, i agree.
but if he doesnt change the name of the movie to something else then he deprives anyone from actually useing that name to for an ACTUAL adaptation of the video game. and it'll look like hes just trying to use the name so that the marketing department doesn't have to do any work, even though the movie and the source material are very very different.
he should give some one
if it turns out to be more interesting then the 'movies' that have been coming out recently, then im up for it, i agree.
but if he doesnt change the name of the movie to something else then he deprives anyone from actually useing that name to for an ACTUAL adaptation of the video game. and it'll look like hes just trying to use the name so that the marketing department doesn't have to do any work, even though the movie and the source material are very very different.
he should give some one else a chance and change the name so at least the ghost of the videogame and its differences dont haunt the films release.
5:29PM on 02/10/2011
"but if he doesnt change the name of the movie to something else then he deprives anyone from actually useing that name to for an ACTUAL adaptation of the video game."

I agree. He should just change the name. That said, I think it's a bit of wishful thinking to imagine you'll ever get a faithful adaptation.

When has there ever been a faithful adaptation of a video game? I can't think of any.

Plus, Hollywood has shown that reboots are allowed within a few years so if the film flops or
"but if he doesnt change the name of the movie to something else then he deprives anyone from actually useing that name to for an ACTUAL adaptation of the video game."

I agree. He should just change the name. That said, I think it's a bit of wishful thinking to imagine you'll ever get a faithful adaptation.

When has there ever been a faithful adaptation of a video game? I can't think of any.

Plus, Hollywood has shown that reboots are allowed within a few years so if the film flops or does ok, you may very well get a proper adaptation within a few years (Think Hulk). So O' Russell's film isn't really standing in the way of a proper adaptation somewhere down the road.
10:37PM on 02/11/2011
Oh I know its highly unlikely if they did an actual adaptation that it would be 'the end all please all the fans, so shinly it hurts to look at it' film.

Thats something that would, lets face it, happens once in a million, if all the little parts fell into place perfectly.
That said, to deprive even giving some one else the chance to give it a try with the basics of what makes the story for uncharted, uncharted and not, say, tomb raider or the mummy, and then to make them have to wait to
Oh I know its highly unlikely if they did an actual adaptation that it would be 'the end all please all the fans, so shinly it hurts to look at it' film.

Thats something that would, lets face it, happens once in a million, if all the little parts fell into place perfectly.
That said, to deprive even giving some one else the chance to give it a try with the basics of what makes the story for uncharted, uncharted and not, say, tomb raider or the mummy, and then to make them have to wait to do a 'reboot' of it years later even though it would (more likely) be following the plot better, is just sad.

Specially when said 'reboot' would then have the whole sequel/reboot stigma hanging over it's head, with the need to prove it's self as a stand alone or that it's better - very few directors would want to touch it. and it'd be 5-8 years down the road bare minimum to even start on it.

It'd probably be better marketing-wise if O'russell said he was inspired by the videogame and came up with this idea for a movie.

That way you dont have all this negitivity towards the movie and insted it just becomes an O'Russell film thats coming out and it looks kinda interesting, with the idea sparked by his kids videogame. Much more positive.
4:49PM on 02/10/2011
Fuck it. I'm off to Hollywood to pitch my idea for a new romantic comedy based on the popular video game series Dead Space! Wish me luck, guys!

I just don't understand why this has to be an Uncharted movie?? Russell is a fine director, and he is perfectly capable of making an exciting action adventure movie...so why are Russell and Sony so intent on basing this movie on an extremely popular video game? Doing it like this is only going to piss off the fans (your primary box office fuel) and
Fuck it. I'm off to Hollywood to pitch my idea for a new romantic comedy based on the popular video game series Dead Space! Wish me luck, guys!

I just don't understand why this has to be an Uncharted movie?? Russell is a fine director, and he is perfectly capable of making an exciting action adventure movie...so why are Russell and Sony so intent on basing this movie on an extremely popular video game? Doing it like this is only going to piss off the fans (your primary box office fuel) and make everyone involved look ignorant and arrogant. And if there is one person in Hollywood who doesn't need any help looking more ignorant and arrogant, it's David O. Russell. Dude comes off like such an asshole.

Look, Russell. Make an action adventure movie if you want to. Make a mafia movie. Make a movie about Antiques Roadshow. I don't give a fuck, really. Just don't call it Uncharted, unless you are making a movie about, oh, I dunno...UNCHARTED.
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4:32PM on 02/10/2011
No.
No.
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4:30PM on 02/10/2011
So far not really interested in the movie. I will have to see what it looks like when a trailer comes out and we learn something about it. But by the sounds of it, it's going to suck bullocks.
So far not really interested in the movie. I will have to see what it looks like when a trailer comes out and we learn something about it. But by the sounds of it, it's going to suck bullocks.
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4:17PM on 02/10/2011
This is going to be a disaster! Can't wait!
This is going to be a disaster! Can't wait!
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4:08PM on 02/10/2011

No Respect. We don't get No Repect at all

I made an account just so i can comment on this trash. Whenever i hear any news about Uncharted from O'Russell is like a personal shot to my intelligence as a fan. There is a reason why this franchise is popular. There is a reason why we want a movie to be made about it. Why is he trying to convince 'us' what he's doing to the movie?! He must think we're idiots or have simple dispositions.

To be perfectly honest I think this is just one big cash grab by O'Russell, Wahlberg, and DeNiro. They
I made an account just so i can comment on this trash. Whenever i hear any news about Uncharted from O'Russell is like a personal shot to my intelligence as a fan. There is a reason why this franchise is popular. There is a reason why we want a movie to be made about it. Why is he trying to convince 'us' what he's doing to the movie?! He must think we're idiots or have simple dispositions.

To be perfectly honest I think this is just one big cash grab by O'Russell, Wahlberg, and DeNiro. They have absolutely no respect for the source material or the story. I know it isn't fucking Shakespeare. But i mean could he atleast try to give a shit about the project he's making? I would just like it better if the title and character had nothing to do with Uncharted and Drake.
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3:50PM on 02/10/2011
"a couple of hot women"
Even Michael Bay isn't that blunt.
"a couple of hot women"
Even Michael Bay isn't that blunt.
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3:50PM on 02/10/2011

Nathan Drake talks to animals

Wow.. Just wow!

Say hi to your mother for me, ok?
Wow.. Just wow!

Say hi to your mother for me, ok?
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3:26PM on 02/10/2011
Again, Wahlberg just doesn't work as Drake. Not enough charisma and more importantly, no sense of humor. And as for the family dynamic he keeps shoving down our throats... why? It just sounds like a stupid way to make this a kiddy family friendly "action" movie like the National Treasure series or something instead of the bad ass action adventure it should be.
Again, Wahlberg just doesn't work as Drake. Not enough charisma and more importantly, no sense of humor. And as for the family dynamic he keeps shoving down our throats... why? It just sounds like a stupid way to make this a kiddy family friendly "action" movie like the National Treasure series or something instead of the bad ass action adventure it should be.
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3:24PM on 02/10/2011
This reminds me of when Billy Walsh tried to adapt taht book in Entourage and the finished script was nothing like the movie. I'm pretty sure Walsh is based on Russel. It could eb a good movie but it sucks for fans of the game.
This reminds me of when Billy Walsh tried to adapt taht book in Entourage and the finished script was nothing like the movie. I'm pretty sure Walsh is based on Russel. It could eb a good movie but it sucks for fans of the game.
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3:10PM on 02/10/2011
I think the premise sounds fascinating. I'll wait and see before judging it.
I think the premise sounds fascinating. I'll wait and see before judging it.
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8:01PM on 02/10/2011
Poor Terminal haha.
Poor Terminal haha.
3:09PM on 02/10/2011
Why not just hand it off to Uwe Boll and be done with it, that way it will be totally fucked up properly
Why not just hand it off to Uwe Boll and be done with it, that way it will be totally fucked up properly
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2:57PM on 02/10/2011
For the longest time, this is the shit comic book fans had to deal with. Dumbasses like Schumacher deciding that Batman should have nipples and crack jokes. It is my hope that one day, in the not so distant future, video game adaptations reach the level of respect that comic book adaptations now command.
For the longest time, this is the shit comic book fans had to deal with. Dumbasses like Schumacher deciding that Batman should have nipples and crack jokes. It is my hope that one day, in the not so distant future, video game adaptations reach the level of respect that comic book adaptations now command.
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2:55PM on 02/10/2011
I simply love the fact that I've never played a moment of the game, myself, and more importantly: I don't care.

David O. Russell is a damn good director, and he's looking to make a good MOVIE. What's so difficult in understanding and respecting that?

Me? I'm looking forward to a new adventure movie with a solid director and a tremendous actor in the lead role - period.
I simply love the fact that I've never played a moment of the game, myself, and more importantly: I don't care.

David O. Russell is a damn good director, and he's looking to make a good MOVIE. What's so difficult in understanding and respecting that?

Me? I'm looking forward to a new adventure movie with a solid director and a tremendous actor in the lead role - period.
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2:36PM on 02/10/2011

Fanboys suck it

calm the hell down, I'm glad you're pissed off. I love the Uncharted games as much as most do, but more than anything I do NOT want to see an Uncharted movie that's exactly like the Uncharted game. Apparently you people do, for some retarded reason that remains to be seen you think seeing the exact same game you played in live action instead of animation (as the game is) will be a good idea. No, it won't. It'll be the exact same thing except shorter -- it'll be yesterday's coffee.

I'm so
calm the hell down, I'm glad you're pissed off. I love the Uncharted games as much as most do, but more than anything I do NOT want to see an Uncharted movie that's exactly like the Uncharted game. Apparently you people do, for some retarded reason that remains to be seen you think seeing the exact same game you played in live action instead of animation (as the game is) will be a good idea. No, it won't. It'll be the exact same thing except shorter -- it'll be yesterday's coffee.

I'm so glad David O. Russell is taking liberties and making it his own. Hopefully we'll actually see a new and fresh story with familiar tones, characters, plot points and set pieces. Mark Wahlberg seems like he could really excel in this role as well and hopefully they nail down the other two high profile casting rumours in Pesci and De Niro.

Can't wait for this one! Oh and, give me a thumbs down (- score) if you agree.
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3:07PM on 02/10/2011
I want an original story sure but there is absolutely no reason for this jackass to essentially make up some bullshit concept, slap the main character in and then slap the title on and say "hey its an Uncharted movie"
Thatd be me like me saying Im going to remake Rambo and I decide to make a movie that puts Rambo in the Senate
I want an original story sure but there is absolutely no reason for this jackass to essentially make up some bullshit concept, slap the main character in and then slap the title on and say "hey its an Uncharted movie"
Thatd be me like me saying Im going to remake Rambo and I decide to make a movie that puts Rambo in the Senate
2:30PM on 02/10/2011

It goes without saying....

Well, for starters, I haven't played the game (I don't even own a video game system, besides PC games are better anyways), but from what I've read here, this just looks very disappointing.

The thing is though, pretty much all mediums of media (books, art, television, movies, video games, etc.) don't hold very well to the original material. That's why people always say, "The book is better than the movie", because it actually is better.
Well, for starters, I haven't played the game (I don't even own a video game system, besides PC games are better anyways), but from what I've read here, this just looks very disappointing.

The thing is though, pretty much all mediums of media (books, art, television, movies, video games, etc.) don't hold very well to the original material. That's why people always say, "The book is better than the movie", because it actually is better.
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2:30PM on 02/10/2011
He's clearly a talented director, but he's getting wayyyy to loose with this. Why even make it with the Uncharted name? It's too much of a departure from the game itself
He's clearly a talented director, but he's getting wayyyy to loose with this. Why even make it with the Uncharted name? It's too much of a departure from the game itself
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2:27PM on 02/10/2011
If Di Niro had Stilts I wouldn't mind him playing Sully...
But what the hell is this family thing he keeps mentioning? Sully isn't his dad! Stupid David.
If Di Niro had Stilts I wouldn't mind him playing Sully...
But what the hell is this family thing he keeps mentioning? Sully isn't his dad! Stupid David.
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2:18PM on 02/10/2011

lmao!!

[link] this guy's gonna fuck it up........!
[link] this guy's gonna fuck it up........!
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2:02PM on 02/10/2011
To hell with the film, they really need to make this game where you travel the globe beating up museum curators. It's long overdue...
To hell with the film, they really need to make this game where you travel the globe beating up museum curators. It's long overdue...
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1:28PM on 02/10/2011
Maybe he means family as in Sir Fances Drake as Drake's Great ansestor...... Even so I dont think he means that way and the movie will such until I see how the teaser turns out. I like Mark Walberg but I cant see him be sarcastic or a smart ass during gun fights and stuff and Denrio well hes probally the best choice for sully but watch him end up being casted as the villian insted.
Maybe he means family as in Sir Fances Drake as Drake's Great ansestor...... Even so I dont think he means that way and the movie will such until I see how the teaser turns out. I like Mark Walberg but I cant see him be sarcastic or a smart ass during gun fights and stuff and Denrio well hes probally the best choice for sully but watch him end up being casted as the villian insted.
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1:16PM on 02/10/2011

I LOLed

RANT

Of all the video game adaptations we've been unlucky to have, how often do they stick to the source material? Rarely if ever.

The Resident Evil films hardly resemble the games stories' or atmosphere (yeah, even the first one).

Doom jettisoned the whole gateway into Hell angle in favor of genetic [link]

Mario Bros, despite being awfully good, looks like it was adapted by a heroin junkie trapped in an abandoned industrial park.

The only one I can think of that sticks fairly
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Of all the video game adaptations we've been unlucky to have, how often do they stick to the source material? Rarely if ever.

The Resident Evil films hardly resemble the games stories' or atmosphere (yeah, even the first one).

Doom jettisoned the whole gateway into Hell angle in favor of genetic [link]

Mario Bros, despite being awfully good, looks like it was adapted by a heroin junkie trapped in an abandoned industrial park.

The only one I can think of that sticks fairly close to the source is Mortal Kombat.

What is it with filmmakers who adapt video games? I'm all for filmmakers offering their interpretation of source material, but some games, such as heavily character/story driven ones like Uncharted have to be followed more closely or else you lose what was great about them in the first place.
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1:05PM on 02/10/2011
Just to elaborate on the part about pleasing everyone. I read this article a few days ago and had my head in my hands....

The question was about whether the film could please the games fans. He then follows that up with what you see there - "you can't please everyone". In my eyes it doesn't look like he aiming to please fans of the game.

I'm sorry David but the fans of the game surely deserve some attention/effort here. This particular job wouldn't be around if it weren't for
Just to elaborate on the part about pleasing everyone. I read this article a few days ago and had my head in my hands....

The question was about whether the film could please the games fans. He then follows that up with what you see there - "you can't please everyone". In my eyes it doesn't look like he aiming to please fans of the game.

I'm sorry David but the fans of the game surely deserve some attention/effort here. This particular job wouldn't be around if it weren't for us.

This guy is pissing me off more each time I see his name.
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1:03PM on 02/10/2011
You've gotta be fucking kidding me. This is going to be Super Mario Bros. movie bad.
You've gotta be fucking kidding me. This is going to be Super Mario Bros. movie bad.
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1:03PM on 02/10/2011
I like David O. Russell alot. I loved I Heart Huckabees and absolutely loved The Fighter, one of the best films of the year, if not the best. And I like Mark Wahlberg, it's just that I just don't see this movie being any good. I mean there is a reason for the source material and it sucks how Russell claims he's played it and loves it, but somehow doesn't want the movie faithful to the game.
I like David O. Russell alot. I loved I Heart Huckabees and absolutely loved The Fighter, one of the best films of the year, if not the best. And I like Mark Wahlberg, it's just that I just don't see this movie being any good. I mean there is a reason for the source material and it sucks how Russell claims he's played it and loves it, but somehow doesn't want the movie faithful to the game.
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1:00PM on 02/10/2011

What "family dynamic"?!

Russell is really talking out of his ass. Please fucking dump him and Wahlberg and get another director who actually knows and has played the game. And yes Nathan Fillion is still the perfect fit for Drake!
Russell is really talking out of his ass. Please fucking dump him and Wahlberg and get another director who actually knows and has played the game. And yes Nathan Fillion is still the perfect fit for Drake!
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12:56PM on 02/10/2011

Ugh This Just Keeps Getting Worse

I know I'm one of thousands that agree how terrible of an idea this is and every news article just makes it come across as worse and worse. I hate the idea of Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake (who doesn't really?) especially when there are at least a handful of other actors [link] who would do the character better justice. And now when I see the way the director "envisions" the story, you know that this isn't going to end well. They'll throw millions of dollars to make it this big film, do tons
I know I'm one of thousands that agree how terrible of an idea this is and every news article just makes it come across as worse and worse. I hate the idea of Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake (who doesn't really?) especially when there are at least a handful of other actors [link] who would do the character better justice. And now when I see the way the director "envisions" the story, you know that this isn't going to end well. They'll throw millions of dollars to make it this big film, do tons of media hype to get people there and it's going to tank like MAX PAYNE did. It's sad but it's very true. Oh and who was the actor in MAX PAYNE? I prove my point.
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12:54PM on 02/10/2011

Respect the fans

The more I read about David O. Russell, the words utter cunt spring to mind
The more I read about David O. Russell, the words utter cunt spring to mind
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12:33PM on 02/10/2011

Never played the game...

...but I hate when filmmakers completely abandon source material. If you wanna make so many changes, why not just make something original then?
...but I hate when filmmakers completely abandon source material. If you wanna make so many changes, why not just make something original then?
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12:30PM on 02/10/2011

Sorry PS3 fans

I have an Xbox and only seen clips of the Uncharted games, but I can tell this is bad news. Uncharted aside I don't think i even go see the movie he's describing, sounds wicked cheesy
I have an Xbox and only seen clips of the Uncharted games, but I can tell this is bad news. Uncharted aside I don't think i even go see the movie he's describing, sounds wicked cheesy
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12:20PM on 02/10/2011

More cinematic?

You can't get more cinematic than the second part! FIRE THIS GUY AND GET A DIRECTOR WITH RESPECT FOR THE SOURCE MATERIAL!
You can't get more cinematic than the second part! FIRE THIS GUY AND GET A DIRECTOR WITH RESPECT FOR THE SOURCE MATERIAL!
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12:12PM on 02/10/2011

confused

Its weird to me how we were supposed to have a Alien prequel that we all seemed to have wanted, but now it appears that it will have nothing really nothing to do with it at all and everyone seemed really happy about that (except me) and now we have a similiar situation, of taking source material and shaping it to be something its not and everyone is mad about it. If the one idea is cool bc its original, then be happy with this as it will be original and have nothing to do with the game at all
Its weird to me how we were supposed to have a Alien prequel that we all seemed to have wanted, but now it appears that it will have nothing really nothing to do with it at all and everyone seemed really happy about that (except me) and now we have a similiar situation, of taking source material and shaping it to be something its not and everyone is mad about it. If the one idea is cool bc its original, then be happy with this as it will be original and have nothing to do with the game at all except in name.
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12:07PM on 02/10/2011

C'mon!

Her'es the breakdown...
Walberg--> Plays same character in every movie, wooden performances.
Deniro--> Hasn't made a decent flick in years. (sorry it's true)
ORussel--> His treatment for this movie is so far from the source material.
Studio Execs--> The suits just want to make their money.
Bottom line... Less and less directors are willing to give the public what they want because they know there will be countless idiots (Most of the movie going public) that will pay to see utter garbage.
Her'es the breakdown...
Walberg--> Plays same character in every movie, wooden performances.
Deniro--> Hasn't made a decent flick in years. (sorry it's true)
ORussel--> His treatment for this movie is so far from the source material.
Studio Execs--> The suits just want to make their money.
Bottom line... Less and less directors are willing to give the public what they want because they know there will be countless idiots (Most of the movie going public) that will pay to see utter garbage. I guaran-damn-tee you the next thing we hear is that this movie will be in 3D!!!
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12:04PM on 02/10/2011
Im in full fledged denial about this movie. There was a spin off book from National Treasure that was called Uncharted (or something) and Im going kid myself into believing this is an adaptation of that
Im in full fledged denial about this movie. There was a spin off book from National Treasure that was called Uncharted (or something) and Im going kid myself into believing this is an adaptation of that
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12:10PM on 02/10/2011
I guess Naughty Dog signed over their creative control.
I guess Naughty Dog signed over their creative control.
12:02PM on 02/10/2011

To Mr. O Russell

Dude, get a PS3, the first two Uncharted games and see the bigger picture. Obviously, you are just cashing in for a paycheck and pissing off a lot of fans.
Dude, get a PS3, the first two Uncharted games and see the bigger picture. Obviously, you are just cashing in for a paycheck and pissing off a lot of fans.
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12:02PM on 02/10/2011

WTF

I'm Surprised I haven't heard anything from The Developer Naughty Dog. This is starting to sound more like National treasure than Uncharted.
I'm Surprised I haven't heard anything from The Developer Naughty Dog. This is starting to sound more like National treasure than Uncharted.
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12:05PM on 02/10/2011
All they ever say is no comment, which says to me theyve lost all control
All they ever say is no comment, which says to me theyve lost all control
12:01PM on 02/10/2011

Oh lawwd!!

Somebody please step in and remove this man from the film before it's too late! He's trying to turn Uncharted into some wisecracking, cheesy machismo, family action adventure.
Somebody please step in and remove this man from the film before it's too late! He's trying to turn Uncharted into some wisecracking, cheesy machismo, family action adventure.
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11:57AM on 02/10/2011

no he hasn't...

to quote: "I just want to create a world that takes it to another level, thatís another amazing world thatís more cinematic." clearly he's never played the games. They are by far some, if not THE, of the most cinematic games that I've had the chance to play. Someone needs to sit him down and force him to watch someone skilled play the entire games. This is going to suck. And if, by some chance, the movie happens to be a good movie it will most likely reflect none of the elements of the game
to quote: "I just want to create a world that takes it to another level, thatís another amazing world thatís more cinematic." clearly he's never played the games. They are by far some, if not THE, of the most cinematic games that I've had the chance to play. Someone needs to sit him down and force him to watch someone skilled play the entire games. This is going to suck. And if, by some chance, the movie happens to be a good movie it will most likely reflect none of the elements of the game that we loved. Lose lose either way.
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11:56AM on 02/10/2011
My small ounce of optimisim for this is now completely gone. Love Russell but this is just wrong.
My small ounce of optimisim for this is now completely gone. Love Russell but this is just wrong.
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11:56AM on 02/10/2011
Knowing David O. Russell, if he makes The Fighter Goes to the Amazon, it probably be a pretty good movie, but it's not Uncharted. Motherfuckas these days don't have the decency to not mess with established source materials..
Knowing David O. Russell, if he makes The Fighter Goes to the Amazon, it probably be a pretty good movie, but it's not Uncharted. Motherfuckas these days don't have the decency to not mess with established source materials..
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