Uncharted movie loses potential director, takes a tumble out of 2011

Wednesday, 4th August 2010 07:23 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Drake’s fortunes are, sadly, not looking up.

After nearly clearing one of movie-making’s biggest hurdles in a single bound, the Uncharted movie recently fell to its death while the screen turned black and white and sad music played – metaphorically speaking, of course.

“I Heart Huckabees” and “Flirting with Disaster” director David. O. Russell was in talks to man the chair on Uncharted, but couldn’t reach an agreement with the producers, according to sources that spoke with LA Times.

The end result? Uncharted’s back in videogame movie purgatory – along with, well, pretty much every other videogame movie that has even the slimmest chance at being decent.

At one point, Sony flirted with the idea of getting the movie out the door by summer of 2011. That, for obvious reasons, seems to be out of the question for now.

Oh well. Guess we’ll just have to settle for two fantastic videogames starring Nathan Drake and his boulder-crushing grip strength for now. A real tragedy, that.



  1. Tomo

    Ahem. Mildly misleading film choices picked to illustrate his repetoire ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Freek

    But hey, aleast we’re getting another Resident Evil. That’s good…..right?………..Right?…Guys?….Anyone?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. ninjanutta

    Fuck the film,just get on with the 3rd game.cant wait to see what naughty dog come up with next

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Elven_Star

    Why do they have to ruin great games by turning them into movies?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mojo

    well get spielberg for the job and it will be blockbuster, indiana jones 2.0

    it has a serious chance to be the first realy good adventure movie since indi 3

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Spaced Oddity

    If you want to guarantee a great game-to-film adaptation, have Amy…whats-her-butt co-write it with Joss Wedon and let Wedon direct.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. daytripper

    forget the movie, uncharted 3 is where it is at

    #7 4 years ago
  8. 2plus2equals5

    No more movies based on games please!
    Not only they are horrible, but movies badly influence the original media(for example the look of characters of a comic book is modified to fit the one of the movie).

    #8 4 years ago
  9. daytripper

    @8 the thing is a game to movie CAN be done, it just needs common sense, a good story with obvious talent to direct, write and so forth. hell you could make a great Transformers movie, that just needs someone other than michael bay i suppose

    a game like uncharted has good characters and a good story, it can be done right if the people in charge have the ability to think about making it right rather than a quick quid.

    as i said previously tho, i’d rather see Uncharted 3: Chloe Naked PICS OMG than a movie

    #9 4 years ago
  10. 2plus2equals5

    @9:I have a particular vision of videogames.
    I think that games are closer to chess, for example, than to a movie.
    The story is important but in the end is only a justification for the gameplay.
    It’s gameplay the core of the game, a game with awful gameplay and beautiful story is an awful game.
    Tetris, mario etc are masterpieces and they will never need a story.
    Movies are based on their story, games are based on gameplay, so movies based on games will ever be worse than the original game because they will never recreate the feel of the gameplay.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Freek

    There’s no law that says a storyline in one medium is unable to be adapted into a storyline in another medium.
    All you need is somebody with enough talent and passion for the property to do it right.
    This has never happend to a videogame yet, but someday it might.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Neolucifer

    seriously let’s not pretend anyone talented ever tried and failed .

    Games adaptations sucks because they are done by 3rd rate directors picking the wrong properties and not even caring about the material .

    What’s even the point of adapting a fighting game ? Their plot is even more horrible than a standard martial arts movie , they requite tons of sfx no one want to truly invest in .

    At last fighting games , even in the 90s were never the major driving force of the industry and biggest sellers … so why give yourself so much troubles for such a low reward ?

    So far those are the most abused videogames movies idea : fighting games and survival horror . the first is a silly idea forthe reasons above , and the second is still mediocre , when most horror games are already repeats of existing horror movies clichés .

    #12 4 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    Uncharted doesn’t need the Hollywood treatment. Its fine just the way it is. ON PLAYSTATION. No director can match what Naughty Dog has created. Hell no game director not even Mr. Kojima himself can match Naughty Dog.

    Keep your minds on Uncharted 3 SONY. I wanna see triple the sales of UC2 and better marketing this time around.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. osric90

    Don’t want to be an asshole but I DON’T WANT UNCHARTED to turn into a movie unless is a CG animated one (like RE: Degeneration) produced by Naughty Dog and Sony themselves. Look to what happened to Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Doom…and so many others! “Videogames should stay like videogames. Turning videogames into movies is like turning movies into teather.”

    #14 4 years ago
  15. ianbenoir

    why make a movie if the game by itself is much better?

    #15 4 years ago

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