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David O. Russell back on board with Uncharted film

Saturday, 9th October 2010 19:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Looks like director David O. Russell’s not out of the Uncharted movie equation after all. He had originally decided to instead direct a film based on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Poor Jane Austen. Rolling in her grave she is.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David O. Russell has instead closed a deal to write and direct Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and skip the zombie version of Elizabeth and Darcy’s love story.

Avi Arad, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner are producing the film, which was announced byDoug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, the latter of whom said,

“David is a tremendous choice to take on this film,” said Columbia president  Matt Tolmach. “He’s equally adept at combining all the classic elements involved in this property: great character development, strong comedy and amazing action sequences.

“He has a brilliant vision for this material and we know he will bring his original, unique voice to this adaptation.”

IMDB has the film listed for release in 2013.

Thanks, FileFront.

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  1. koopa

    lol, everybody is making a movie, don’t hold your breath. still waiting on Gears, metal gear, halo.etc

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    If it is David O. Russell i don’t expect something great from the Uncharted movie.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. osric90

    As long as they don’t hire David Boreanaz as Nathan and one of the Deschannels as Elena, it will be acceptable. I want Gerard Butler for Nathan and maybe Johansson for Elena, oh yeah… But I’d rather 1000 times not to make any more films based on videogames… It’s a curse, and later games turn to shit, with some exceptions.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    Never heard of this David,what films did he make?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @3 Johansson as Elena? You clearly, don’t understand Elena’s character really.
    Gerard Butler is too serious for Nathan Drake.

    @4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_O._Russell schwing!

    Here ya go mate :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. PwnedHaxor

    Nathan Drake kinda looks like Gerard Butler doesn’t he? :P

    #6 4 years ago
  7. osric90

    @4 Go fuck yourself, fanboy.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. CaptPierce

    These actors seem to fit the bill. Although I personally think Colin Farrell should be Nathan. He looks JUST like him with his hair cut.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4qD38hbf-4

    As for O’Russell, I can’t wait for the same man who made I Heart Huckabees and Flirting With Disaster destroy one of my favorite game franchises. Sure Three Kings was good, but action is not this man’s strength.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    Why woulden’t they just get Emily Rose to reprise her role as Elena? She’s a proper actress, she did the mo-cop and voice for the game and looks exactly like her character.

    As for Drake, Joe Flanegan (“that dude from Atlantis”) or Nathan Fillion would be cool.

    And atleast O’Russell is a proper film make with some proper movies under his belt, unlike say Uwe Boll or even Paul W.S. Anderson (well okay, Event Horizon was pretty cool).

    #9 4 years ago