Yesterday we reported that director David O. Russell has left the Sony Pictures video game adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Today, new details about the departure have come to light, which indicate that David O. Russell's screenplay was partially to blame.
It is said that his screenplay was, "too long and ambitious" for Sony's liking. David O. Russell also included a number of characters which aren't featured in the video game. We got a hint at these inclusions when the director referred to "family" elements of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, even though the video game only focuses on one man, Nathan Drake.
Sony is still moving forward with the project, currently seeking a new writer and director for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Mark Wahlberg will likely not star in the adventure, perhaps paving the way for fan-favorite Nathan Fillion to make a case to play Nathan Drake.