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Uncharted Movie Director Has Us Scratching Our Heads

"Dear Naughty Dog: Please pay attention to what Hollywood has planned for their movie adaptation of your wonderful video game. ...something bad may be happening."

While the "Uncharted" film may feature a star-studded cast - Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, etc. - and a competent director in David O. Russell, it appears there's something...missing in his understanding of the video game. During a recent IGN interview, he says he has "total respect for the game" and that his "kids love playing it." He also says he loves to play it and then goes on to mention some "family dynamic," talking about "a crime family that metes out justice in the world of art and antiquities." But it doesn't end there; Russell goes on to compare the "Drakes" to the Sopranas, in that they both have "great taste" and "a sense of justice." When asked why he wanted to make this game into a movie, Russell replied:

"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."

...what's he playing? Did we miss a step? Nathan Drake is the only Drake we know of; Sully isn't related and neither is Elena. Chloe definitely isn't related. Drake's a lone-wolf treasure hunter that gets a little help here and there; this "family dynamic" thing doesn't seem to exist.

But then again, we imagine the chances of Russell actually having played either Uncharted are...well, low. And this is why Hollywood and the video game world just don't gel.

Tags: uncharted movie, uncharted film, uncharted director

2/10/2011 10:44:38 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (106 posts)

Karosso
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:06:13 AM
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:( this does not sound anything like Uncharted... Please ND just pull out of it and let them call this travesty of a movie something else.

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The Doom
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:08:47 AM

Well movies based on games tend to suck just as much as games based on movies do.

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matt99
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:58:21 PM

Ya they do, but at least the other movies try to stick to the same friggin genre, I mean sopranos? wtf?

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benfen97
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 4:41:54 PM

There were some good movie-game games. I'd list some but I cbf.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:08:16 AM
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WTF!?

Is this guy smoking something? That doesn't sound like Drake at all, in any way

A crime family? WTF! Drakes not a freaking criminal, I think it was clearly established in the last game that he's not really into that.

Drakes (plural!?) Oh what, does this idiot think Sully s Drake's Dad?

Come on, this is bull, if this is how the Drake movie goes, I won't even bother my butt to rent the sucker on disk or download.

There are words running around my head that I can't really type here, and even if I do, the filter will remove them. So let's just say that Uncharted isn't about the bloody mafia. The Sopranos are an utterly different thing, different concept, different scenario, different characters, different bloody everything. Someone at ND and Sony - who have actually played the games - needs to step in and crack some heads or this will flop bigger than a movie based on say...Doom, Wing Commander or even two supposed plumbers of Italian extraction.

No, no, NO, NOOO! Just freaking well NO!

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Looking Glass
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:27:37 AM

Well, technically Drake is a criminal. He has demonstrated a casual disregard for the law. But even so he's totally unaffiliated with any criminal organization and of course has no known blood relatives. I've got real bad feeling about this.

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Nynja
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:57:57 AM

He must be confused and think this is Indiana Jones.
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I just read the interview. I think he is referring to "family" metaphorically, not literally.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:17:40 PM

Even if he was, there's still no "crime family" in the game. And certainly not one that even remotely resembles the Sopranos.

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cLoudou
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:39:15 PM

Mayhaps this family is referring to is Drakes family, as in Ma and Pa Drake. Might we expect the movie to show some of his childhood and adolescence, progessing into the man he is today.

Or maybe he's never played the game and is just making stuff up.

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Nynja
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:47:42 PM

@Ben

Um...yeah...well...

i got nothing.

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Shams
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 9:04:54 PM

Anyone know what happened to BikerSaint?

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Highlander
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:36:18 PM

Nope, I was beginning to wonder that myself. I know there's been a ton of rough weather, so I kind of figured that perhaps the weather was causing him Internet problems.

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Fane1024
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 4:21:05 AM

The last time he was gone for a while, he was in lock-up IIRC.

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wolf3ax
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 12:13:19 PM

Soo... I think he watched his kids playing heavy rain, who lied to him saying it was unchrated so they wouldnt get in trouble for playing some M rated goodness.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:12:09 AM
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Wow I wish there was something ND could do to stop this. Last I heard they liked the direction the movie was going, but this can not be right! It sounds to me like he is playing something completely different. Or rather not playing it at all! What a joke!

I was very excited about this movie a year ago. As of right now this could be a devastating blow to even the game series! ND needs to and better be aware of this. This could turn upside down! I'm piss**!!

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Looking Glass
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:25:01 AM
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It looks like this guy knows next to nothing about the source material and doesn't really care to know.

It sounds to me like he doesn't love the source material. He only loves what he can do with the source material, or more to the point do TO the source material. It's the same kind of situation that gave birth to the travesty of "The Last Airbender".

Nathan Drake has never demonstrated any particular interest in justice. He's mainly just trying to make a living. He just happens to clash with people who are the scum of the earth in the process.

But I actually kind of got a bad feeling about this early on when I heard the names Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. First, their inclusion is going to jack up the budget unnecessarily. Second, this is "Uncharted", an adventure franchise. It's not some gangster flick like Casino and it sure as hell isn't anything like The Sopranos. And I have watched the Sopranos before by the way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:48:32 AM

In order for this movie to succeed it needs (aside from the biggest script rewrite in history) to have no big star power whatsoever. Actually they would do quite well just to hire the voice actors as they already have the attitudes, voices, and looks down pat. This should be done for the Heavy Rain movie too.

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mexgeo86
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:29:26 AM
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I hope this isn't the route that the film takes;
<rage guy>
"FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:49:16 AM

"CCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK"

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Ole_Gunner
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:29:34 AM
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Horrified. I'm not even gona rent this.

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Kiryu
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:31:52 AM
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Yeah even the Live action movie of Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza ) sucked.They hired the right actors but the most important thing,they didn't base the story on the Original,that's what killed the movie.
I think the same thing will happen with Uncharted if they're not going to follow the original story.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:51:22 AM

It wouldn't bother me if they didn't follow the story of the game, in fact give it an all new one, but for God's sake you can't just ignore everything the source material is about and slap some names on it.

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gumbi
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:32:32 AM
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I haven't been excited about a video game to movie adaptation since... Mortal Kombat, and I was 11 years old could ya blame me?!? (the 11 year old in me still loves that movie by the way)

I just don't get my hopes up for these movies anymore. I cringe every time they are announced. It's always bad, Hollywood just has no clue.

Hell, a lot of these games have upwards of 60 min of cutscenes nowadays right? So just give the game devs 30 million dollars to re-render and paste together all the cutscenes/FMV's. Maybe make a few more to fill in the gaps and make that 90 min mark. I'd rather go to the theater for that than some bastardized hollywood garbage that does nothing more than tarnish the name of a great franchise...

gah!

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RebelJD
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:33:41 AM
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What the fu**? This is an insult. If those remarks actually came out of this "director's" mouth then I'm damn pissed. Crime family? Criminals? The Sopranos?! What is this guy bias and narrow minded? I sure as heck aren't and I sure as heck don't want to watch another "East Coast" based movie where the world only exists in "Boston, New York, or New Jersey" and we have to settle for dialog full of "East Coast" accents. Save that kind of stuff for a different genre and a different type of film.

For a film based off the "Uncharted" series it needs to be in a world similar to the one we're familiar with when playing the game.

If this movie becomes a complete joke then why even continue supporting the video games?






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Highlander
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:37:25 PM

Why support the games?

Because they are freaking awesome, and just because Hollyweird screws up the premise making a movie, doesn't mean that ND had anything to do with the movie going in the wrong direction. So why punish them?

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GuyverLT
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:00:40 PM

Actually they been quoted saying they like direction it's going in & they're basically standing off to the side letting it happen so so technically it is they're fault for even approving it as a movie. But yeah the games are good so we should still support the games at least.

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slugga_status
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:34:32 AM
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Oh hell no! wtf is Russell thinking. I'm so tired of Hollywood taking our games and turning them into crap movies. What he's talking about sounds nothing like Drake at all. At what point is "family" involved. Naughty Dog needs to do something about this...if they can..

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Riku994
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:38:11 AM
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*sigh*...There goes the hopes for this movie.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:46:00 AM
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I though at WORST it would come off as an Indiana Jones ripoff, but oh how I was wrong. That would be a blessing compared to this travesty. George Clooney is right about this guy.

A crime family? Are you effing kidding me? This thing is just doomed. I hate what Hollyweird does to our games but at least they typically have no real affect on how much we love the game series they butcher.

"Dear Ben, please have someone take a look at the code in the website. I have the pointer finger when I'm moused over any place on the page, and the giant Ad that I need to skip has a habit of popping up after I've begun to read the article.

Thank you"

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JDC80
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:47:17 AM
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I thought ND had control of the movie or am I thinking it's Bungie with the Halo movie? I don't mind people adding depth or putting their own spin on established characters but what this sounds like it's a rewriting of the main characters.

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:49:09 AM
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Wow, a lot of defeatist attitudes about something that hasn't even started to be produced yet...

But this is what I stated a few months ago that I was worried about... the director's take on things. While I continue to defend the actor's abilities (and Mark Wahlburg, too!), it will ultimately be decided by artistic direction of the director and the screen writer. Even if the actors fully understand their characters and nail them, if the director says otherwise, then "otherwise" happens.

Here's hoping these are just preliminary thoughts. Casting directors understand things much sooner than the actual director. It's quite possible that Russell hasn't begun his research much yet. (Directors often take credit for the casting director's work, by the way)

Either way, I wouldn't count my chickens til the eggs hatch, guys. All this early boycotting is a little silly. Be concerned, sure, but wait a bit longer. It might turn around.

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Xombito
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:30:14 PM

As much as I'm disappointed at the direction this movie is going so far, you are right my friend.

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Norrin Radd
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:51:34 AM
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No wonder Nathan Fillion says he's happy Mark Wahlberg got the part......

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:53:03 AM
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I was clicking around the cable last weekend and watched Chun li fight Vega in that Chun Li movie out of curiosity and wow was that horrible. And yet recently they said they would be moving forward with more Street Fighter movies. I'm flabbergasted.

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Nynja
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:59:24 AM
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They need to have Naughty Dog handle the live action movie. Then I'd go see it.

In it's current state, I refuse to watch such rubbish.

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Xombito
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:22:19 PM
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I'm just waiting for the news: " Uncharted adaption morphs into New Movie!"

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0_o
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:25:51 PM
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Why is it called Uncharted then?!

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Mamills
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:26:02 PM
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lol, oh dear.
this movie is dead upon creation
lol, guess they're just using the name to sell a movie.
god i need to make it into the entertainment industry.

well folks hope you werent holding your breath for this to actually be successful

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:33:47 PM
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hell it will probably take place in a city too.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:41:08 PM
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I'd read the whole interview but the snippet Ben put up is retarded enough for me.

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Thinker
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:43:21 PM
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I have two more suggestions-for-change for David O. Russell in his movie.

Can you please:
(1) Change the name of the protagonist from Nathan Drake to something else, for example, Tony Soprano. Also, change the names of the main supporting characters.
(2) Change the name of the movie from Uncharted to something else.

That should just about do it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:44:21 PM
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I think Gamers need to form an official Board of Game to Move Adaptations or BOGMA. Gamers will know not to see movies that aren't Board Certified, and we will have the pleasure of mailing these companies massive lists of posted complaints during movie development in order to change the mind of the producers and directors.

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Mamills
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:48:00 PM

lol, you know, that's actually a very clever idea.

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Snorge
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:50:54 PM

Im down! Go for it!

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Lord carlos
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:12:21 PM

BOGMA LOL
You sir are a genius
Count me in!!

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Alienange
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:23:00 PM

Just say no to Move.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:36:26 PM

lol, Game to Movie I mean :)

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Veitsknight
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 4:35:26 AM

BOGMA FTW!

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Lord carlos
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:49:52 PM
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Not really a surprise considering the catalogue of craptastic movies based on our beloved vidjoegames,silent hill being the closest to acceptable.
resident evil-made me wanna cry,Doom-did cry,super mario bros & mortal kombat-not to bad if you dont have a head.
Then their's the uwe boll movies;haven't seen them all but house of the dead made me want to stick a red hot poker in each of my eyes and take a blow torch to my ears!
Unless this turns out to be the next dark knight i think i'll pass.

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deadmanwithin
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:51:40 PM
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That just ain't right.Keep the story,keep the setting,ffs.Don't expect a couple of movie stars to make your film good.Mark Wahlberg is indeed a good actor,but even he couldn't fix the abomination that was the Max Payne movie.I loved both Max Payne games,and the second trailer for the movie was absolutely awesome.Too bad it was the only awesome thing about it.Essentially,if they had copied the story of the game the movie would have been really,really good.So,learn from the past mistakes of other people and actually do it this time.Or have Naughty Dog team up with someone and make it a graphic novel.

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556pineapple
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:58:56 PM
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Just kill it right now. No sense in dragging it out any further.

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Arvis
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:07:14 PM
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Is this a mistake?

This info is from like MONTHS ago and was already proved to be false. Why is this at the top of the News list? Didn't PSX Extreme already report this a long time ago? What's going on?

-Arvis

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Alienange
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:23:47 PM

Let me get my pitchfork.

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Arvis
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:29:48 PM

Huh? :(

I'm serious. I thought this was old news. But the date on the IGN article is recent, and nobody in these comments seems to have any prior memory of this story.

But I could have sworn that, not only was this reported last year at some point, but there was a follow up article where David O Russel is reported to have talked to the Naughty Dog guys and said that he had "no idea" where the info in this interview came from.

I couldn't have hallucinated all this, could I have?

-Arvis

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Arvis
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:35:46 PM

This was posted December 28th of last year:

http://screenrant.com/uncharted-movie-david-o-russell-mark-wahlberg-nathan-drake-naughty-dog-benk-93911/

And this was posted December 2nd of last year:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/12/02/david-o-russell-uncharted-drakes-fortune-family/

-Arvis

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Highlander
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:29:24 PM

The quoted interview at IGN is dated Feb 9 2011.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:39:41 PM

These are newish quotes, the other information we got was older. He did say nothing was official, but he seems to want to stick to the current weirdo script that has a family dynamic and Drake is some kind of member of a goony treasure hunting family.

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Arvis
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:46:02 PM

I'm telling you guys, this information is about 2 months old and is just being reposted for some weird reason.

I have links in my above comment pending moderator approval that will prove most interesing.

If you want to pre-empt my post being approved, just Google "david o russell denies uncharted."

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:16:16 PM

We're quoting what is dated as a new interview. Other sources, including Kotaku, have done the same thing.

I don't know why you're getting so freaked out about it.

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Highlander
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:38:54 PM

Arvis, I remember the same story as you, but this article is quoting an interview conducted by IGN and IGN dates the article/interview as Feb 9th. No offense, but we can all read, and that's what the article/interview at IGN states.

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Arvis
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:51:15 PM

Well, I didn't mean to be insulting. :(

The interviews look identical though. And the ND guys already said:
"First of all, all that stuff was denied by David O. Russell. He actually called us up and was like, ‘I don’t know what these guys are talking about."

That's in relation to the entire "family dynamic" idea. And now, in this "new" interview, he's just spouting the exact same nonsense, using the exact same terminology i.e. "family dynamic" and "meting out justice" etc.

Am I being a weirdo about this? Should I just let it go? I know other sites are reporting this "new" interview, as well, this isn't meant to be an attack. I'm just weirded out by this whole thing and my curiosity won't let go.

Anyways... sorry everyone.

-Arvis

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Arvis
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:56:03 PM

Never mind, I found this on NerdReactor:

"Remember when David O. Russell was talking about the family dynamic for the Uncharted film? And remember when Naughty Dog was saying otherwise? Well forget what Naughty Dog is telling you, because IGN has a new interview where David again is talking about the whole family dynamic with Nathan Drake."

That makes me feel less crazy, at least.

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 4:06:57 PM

Arvis: No, I remember the same thing. I don't think we reported on it at the time, but I remember seeing it.

The reason this was posted is just because it's so recent. There is the possibility that IGN conducted the interview a while ago and only just put it up. Maybe that's what's happening.

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Zen_Zarab
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:39:06 PM
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What about Sir Francis Drake? Perhaps he'll arise from the grave in the movie. xD

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FM23
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:58:17 PM
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Damn...dude is big time confuseds...lmao. Everyone probably already noticed and said this already, but damn...I mean, first he lies and says he played the game then punches himself in the gut with this whole family perspective. This made my morning...that's for sure. Too bad I don't have alot of friends who play Uncharted because this would have been the funniest thing ever to share.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 1:59:08 PM
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I for one am not writing the movie off just yet. We may all be surprised.

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Danny007
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:28:00 PM
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That director have been dropped a lot when he was a child.

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sirbob6
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:30:29 PM
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Well my interest level just went from meh to "Oh God No!"

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Crabba
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:30:57 PM
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Seriously, what the frack is this guy talking about?? Bad game-to-movie adaptions is one thing, but not only does this sound nothing like Drake or Uncharted (at all!), it's not even the same genre!! Sheesh...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 2:41:08 PM
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He may have very well played the game, but that has never stopped movie makers from twisting the plot into their own "vision" before. It's kinda like how everyone tries to sing their own version of the national anthem at the Superbowl and it always fails hard.

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Zorigo
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:28:22 PM

yeah but he specifically said he likes the game because of its family dynamic and how he likens it to the supranos.
wtf?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:41:19 PM

I think that was taken out of context, I believe, based on my reading of the full text, that he is referring to his script and not the game. Ben might have put a little spice into this article.

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Zorigo
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 10:31:47 AM

Okay, that makes sense and i did think about it from that view, but still... catastrophic deviation or what!

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Zorigo
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:27:42 PM
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Did the words
"epic f*cking retard" cross anyone elses mind?

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 3:46:19 PM

Probably. Not mine though. My wife kicks my a$$ everytime I say "retarded" like that. (She's a DSW)

FYI, I don't use it anymore... it has a direct correlation with diminishing hanky-panky.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 4:39:45 PM

Down Syndrome Woman?

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Underdog15
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 11:08:34 PM

I believe Family Guy coined it, "Down Syndrome Girl" with a nice little song attached.

But no... DSW = Developmental Service Worker. She devotes her time to assisting people with developmental disabilities... helping them become independent if higher functioning... feeding them through a tube if extremely low functioning... and everything inbetween. Right now she works for 2 organizations. 1 she works at a respite home. The other she supervises a before and after school program.

And if it's not awesome enough that's what she made a career out of, she also volunteers twice a week doing the same thing...

She's pretty much Superwoman. Big heart, loads of patience, and I'm pretty sure every person that's ever met can't help but like/love her. And that's the truth. The woman has no enemies.

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Zorigo
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 10:33:05 AM

I actually have been trying to not use the word as an insult/degradation. Its not nice and im fully aware of that... im a very empathetic person.

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PasteNuggs
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 4:50:40 PM
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Ya, so I think I'm just not going to give this movie a thought until it actually hits theaters and we can see what it really is about.

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KidCallaway123
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 4:50:42 PM
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Every time I read something about the movie adaption of Uncharted I just come away SO disappointed...

I guess ND has NO say in what goes on??

Nathan Fillion is the PERFECT choice to play Drake... There is NO OTHER actor better suited for the role!

As fans of the game we need to either rise up and let it be known we are not interested in the current cast choices and especially the director who seems to be clueless.

I am a big fan of Robert Dinero but for Sully I think a better choice may be Gene Hackman...

I know Chloe isn't until Uncharted 2 but Kate Beckinsale would be a nice choice!

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GuyverLT
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 4:55:06 PM
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Well it wouldn't be hollywood if they didn't take the name of something popular and turn it into they're own B.S. for a quick payday. I'm sorry but those of you who were actually looking for this to be exactly like Uncharted should have known better I've saying this since they 1st announced it, c,mon ppl it's hollywood they don't take the stories in video games seriously this is how it's always going to be, not saying it still couldn't turn out to be an ok movie but it won't be uncharted.

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johnld
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:06:54 PM
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you know what, even though i'm pissed at this idea of uncharted movie, it gives an insight on what type of "gamers" ign is. i mean if i was the one conducting the interview and as big a gamer as i am, i would at least point out that the family dynamic thing in the game is nonexistant. i mean, you're working on the subject of gaming and you let big things like this slip by, yeah you really love the game huh.

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Deadman
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:21:29 PM
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He should have been fired from the project the moment he announced Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake.

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Bloodysilence19
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:30:55 PM
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great here comes another plumber f up movie lol. what in any shape or form does uc have to do with criminals or family. literally i think this guy is talking out of arse saying his played the game but really hasn't. i think what what someone should do is quiz the guy. ask certain parts from both games, even little bit of the uc3 20 question total. he has to get them all right, no wrong answers at all. than will see if he actually played the game. than ng and Sony go in there slap the sense out of him to make the movie the way it should be like the game.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:43:28 PM
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Read the interview when it first went up and was all like "Dude... WTF?!" This guy is seriously confused. And I thought that it was announced that ND had a measure of creative control. Surely they can step in and say, "You're doing it wrongly."

Ugh, I don't care for this guy's vision of Uncharted. Give me something that can be related to the source material, and we'll be good. Give me this family of treasure hunters BS and I won't be happy. I'll probably watch it anyway, but... again, Ugh.
Peace.

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OPHIDIAN
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:49:54 PM
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Off topic: I've been wanting to write a comment on this for ages, but for some reason I was logged out. Trying to log back in has been a nightmare. I'm pretty sure I'm not a automated computer or whatever, but damn was it hard to read those captcha thingies.

Anyways, I just saw the fighter movie, thought it was good. Was happy to read that this guy was onboard the uncharted movie. Having read this article, however, it appears he hasn't done his homework. At the very least play the damn thing even if you dont enjoy it.

Can't work on the 'crazy case...without the truth'? WTF?!

That's wat happens if you play games while high, children.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:58:02 PM

You can recycle the captcha if you can't read it without reloading the page. I hate that, I get signed out all the time and it doesn't like me.

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OPHIDIAN
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 7:05:22 PM

Yup just happened to me again. If it happens again I'm giving up.

Thx for captcha tip, I recycled 4 times before I got it right. lol

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just2skillf00l
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:56:43 PM
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Maybe the family unit he's referring to is their relationships with one another. With a little incest here and some more there...but that's besides the point. And hey let's look on the bright side shall we, no way in jello is this gonna be any worse than the chun li movie. That was flippin terrible! That narration at the being, atrocious! Kristin Kreuk I gotta admit though, she's hot!

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Robochic
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:59:29 PM
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dear god, I would like to smack this guy up side the head. Please oh please ND don't let this happen to my beloved UC.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 7:10:04 PM
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oh come on, not again. Please do not make it a movie, please let the video game shine as video game, not some hollywood shxxxxt fantasy again.

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Fane1024
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 7:39:49 PM
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This just in: more casting news for the Uncharted movie.

Director Russell has stated that he wants Scarlett Johansson for the role of Elena.

DeNiro will be playing Gabriel Roman.

Also, Joe Pesci is confirmed for the role of Sully.

Paul Walker has been cast as Flynn.

Ex-rapper Bow Wow will be playing Eddy Raja.

And--in news that should surprise no one--the role of Chloe will be played by John Travolta.

Unfortunately, I'm not joking about the first one.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 10:49:27 PM

That would actually be some decent casting... with the exception of Bow Wow. I don't mind Scarlett Johansson for Elena, at least she's alright to look at, and I thought she played her role in The Prestige quite solidly. Haven't seen her in too much else though.

Does anyone else think that the Chloe role will go to Megan Fox. Swear to God, if that happens, I give up on this film.
Peace.

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Fane1024
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 4:37:46 AM

The fact that I can't remember Scarlett from The Prestige just proves my point. She has no personality. That may work in Lost In Translation, but it doesn't work for Elena. Plus, she looks nothing like her.

DeNiro could probably do a decent job, but I think Stardust was his last good film.

Pesci has one note and it's nothing like Sully. Kind of like Wahlberg and Drake.

Walker is possibly the worst actor in Hollywood. Watching him do an accent would be painful / hilarious. Watch Timeline if you want a preview.

Travolta would be amazing as Chloe, though. ; )

Megan Fox was too easy a target (and unfortunately too likely a possibility) to make my point. She's about as good a match for Chloe as Scarlett for Elena and IMO as overrated in terms of looks, so I wouldn't be surprised given the other real choices.



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GuyverLT
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 4:04:42 PM

LOL!!!Uh Bow wow IS still a rapper he's got another album coming out.

I just thought it was funny when you said
ex-rapper cause he's actually not all that great at it.

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booze925
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 7:56:14 PM
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you know... im not gunna jump the gun.
de niro is too good an actor to play in just anything. he must've liked what he saw.
if its like a prequel to the first uncharted, its an interesting concept.
im gunna wait 4 a trailer to pass judgement.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 8:19:59 PM

deniro has been in some crap lately.

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 8:56:30 PM
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Wow, this guy's really starting to confuse the hell out of me. First he says exactly what he's said here a few months back, then he says that he never said that, and now he's saying the exact same thing again.

He should either make up his damn mind or let ND handle the movie. Hell, even if he makes up his mind he should still let em handle it, he's obviously out of his mind if he thinks he's played the games.

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kraygen
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 12:20:39 AM
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Well yeah, Uncharted is exactly like the soprano's.

They both have guns, and they both shoot guns, and um . . . . . .

Oh yeah, bunch of fat guys, oh wait, well they have guns.

What an idiot.

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___________
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 1:16:52 AM
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............ family?
eh, dont care this is going to totally suck donkey balls so can we please just get on with it?
i can see another mortal kombat in the making, so lets get it over and done with and sweep it under the carpet and pretend it never happened!

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unnavigated
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 4:55:57 AM
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How about a petition to ND?
Perhaps a potential boycott of Uncharted 3 could get them thinking again...

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Beamboom
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 9:10:18 AM

Why? If anything, boycott the movie...

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realmadpuppy
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 7:08:33 AM
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Sounds like the directors "ego" is getting in the way of this film actually being a "real" Uncharted film. Sounds like he is trying to make the source material his own by changing the story dramatically.
Just look what Hollywood did to Max Payne, They couldn't even keep one of the main Plot points, The record snowstorm hitting NYC essentially closing down every business and Public works. It may seem like a little thing but, it set the atmosphere of the whole game, that feeling of muffled isolation.

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PSNclaw18
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:12:05 AM
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Wow, just wow. I knew as soon as they cast Mark Walberg, and not the obvious choice in Nathon Fillon, that this movie may be complete crap.

Ben, I don't even want to see updates like this any more.. they just get me angry! :)

Does David (a)O. Russel have a tweeter account? If so, we need to all spam our hatred for his idea of this movie may be turning in to!

Is he for real?

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Drake_RB3
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 12:45:34 PM
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In IGN's most recent article the director states,

"I'd love Mark [Wahlberg] to be in it, I'd love Bob De Niro to be in it; I love the idea of growing them into a cinematic family; I think that's a really cool idea, but… I guess you'll have to wait until you see the script."

A cinematic family.

A few weeks ago IGN had this article from Naughty Dog refuting Russell's original claims

with the heading:

Uncharted Not Really About Family?
Game director says filmmaker denies controversial comments.

Some other comments above state similar claims, but I definitely remember reading about this.

Who knows, though. Can we actually get a solid movie out of this?

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Clamedeus
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 7:21:09 PM
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This doesn't sound good.

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