Director David O. Russell will direct an adaptation of the successful video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and he recently revealed in an interview that he is close to completing the script. Take a look at what he had to say below.
"Oh yes, I'm very excited about that. 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.
He also talked more about the "family" aspect of the movie.
"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."
It isn't clear where this "family" material is coming from, since the video game does not involve Nathan Drake's family. It's possible that is a new element David O. Russell is adding in for the movie adaptation. The director also talked about trying to please the legions of fans who enjoy the video game franchise with his movie.
"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 don't think there are too many games you can play through that make you go - "Well that'll make a great movie." There's not a lot of references on it, so I don't think there's a blueprint that says you must directly translate the game to the screen.
Games are awesome because you're playing them, so that's just a whole other thing. I'm shooting things down and climbing over cliffs, climbing through rooms, of course you have that in an action picture, but if you don't have the characters, and the whole world that's really bizarre, I don't think you have a movie that really grabs you by the throat.
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."
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