Aug 4, 2010

Uncharted Movie Loses It's Director And Its Whole Foundation

Drakes Fortune

According to the LA Times the popular Playstation 3 game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune won’t be making it to theaters in 2011 after all. After negotiations with Sony, director David O. Russell  could not make a deal with the company.

Sony is looking for a replacement now to make both films; Uncharted Drakes Fortune and Uncharted 2. To me, the main choice for this film is finding the perfect Nathan Drake, but there is no more important position in a film then the director. Producers Avi Arad, Charles Roven, and Alex Gartner announced their plans for an Uncharted movie last summer.

Uncharted: Drakes Fortune

In May a short list of candidates for the directors chair for the films was released, one of these directors being Russell. I'm an avid fan of both games and I would be very excited to see them on the big screen.

I’m guilty of playing through the games while always thinking: “This would make an awesome movie!” But that's only because it should.

Russell has a reputation of being somewhat difficult to work with, especially when things aren’t going exactly the way he wants them to. I can’t help but wonder if his departure is partially related to potentially relinquishing more control than he’s used to.

He was always an odd choice, but that wildcard element seemed to indicate Uncharted had a strong chance of not being just another video game movie.

Were you excited to see David O. Russell’s take on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune or is there someone better suited for the job? Tell us in the comments.

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