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Uncharted movie to include “family dynamic,” “heads of museums” being brought to “justice”

Thursday, 2 December 2010 08:21 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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“This idea really turns me on that there’s a family that’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities … [a family] that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice,” director David O. Russell told the LA Times.

He also called the film a “locomotive,” explaining that the script’s already about half-way done and things are really starting to take shape. You know, in the same way that a toddler’s sculpture of a “boat” that’s actually a blob of Play Doh bifurcated by a popsicle stick “takes shape.”

“We’ll have the family dynamic, which we’ve done in a couple of movies now,” he added. “And then you take that and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture, but also put all the character stuff in it. That’s a really cool idea to me.”

And just when you’d gotten over your outrage about Mark Wahlberg hogging Nathan Fillion’s spotlight, too. But hey, Russell’s a big busy director man. Clearly he doesn’t have time for silly frivolities like actually playing the games his movie’s allegedly based on.

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26 Comments

  1. Freek

    They should probably stop talking about this movie. The more they say, the worse it sounds.
    What does any of this even remotly have to do with Uncharted the game and why bother getting a license if you only want the name???
    That just ends up pissing off the people who recognize that name making the whole thing pointless.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. CaptPierce

    I need my cyanide capsule.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    What!?! No!

    http://bit.ly/bG2aYr

    #3 4 years ago
  4. lindblum_resident

    Someone should tell them that someone else is already making National Treasure 3.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    What a bunch of shit.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. JPickford

    @4 I was just about to post exactly that!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. abnormal alan

    David O Russell can go fuck himself and take Wahlberg with him. Seriously I can think of multiple people who would play the character better and this sounds like another insult to what could be an awesome film.

    To be honest i’m not surprised though bad films by people who really don’t care about / no nothing about the license are the majority of game based films. Why stop now

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dralen

    Why the fuck do these douches have the rights to the film!?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    I’d love to see Nate’s mum. I bet his sister is hot too.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Shubb9

    @ Nolan North will voice the entire family. Hot enough for ya?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. The_Red

    Can’t wait to see the final movie bombing so the director and the producers can say how “games are not good for emotional stories and their hands were tied because of the source material”. And if the film bombs, they WILL say it regardless of how out of touch and unrelated to the original their movie is.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    I just cant get over the fact that Mark Wahlberg is going to play Nate, they should have went with Nathan Fillion.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. PEYJ

    I agree about the comments about National Treasure 3 but keep in mind everyone that movies based on gaming are usually shite because they try to imitate their “ancestor”. So going in a different direction is not necessarily a bad thing.

    And I don’t see why the director should play the game. That would only show him how they do it in gaming which isn’t the same way they do it in movies. Granted, Uncharted is one of those series that comes closest to being a movie at the same time but I believe there are still enough differences to warrant a different approach.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. LOLshock94

    so its probely an 12A as its family it worked with indiana jones seeing as this is a copy of indiana jones

    #14 4 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    @13 “going in a different direction” is one thing, completely ignoring the source material is another.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. ianbenoir

    Hopefully this will end with his career.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. PEYJ

    @15

    I don’t believe that what they are doing is completely ignoring the source material. By all means, I’m not saying that this will be a good movie but taking more or less everything from the original, it is bound to be a failure.

    Besides that, what’s with hatred towards a movie director just because he doesn’t do it “the way we – the fans and true inheritors of this legacy – demand it to be”? It’s not like we know how the movie industry and it’s market is tied together.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. ThtsWhtSheSd16

    All the news that has come about the movie has me very worried. I actually sent an e-mail to Naughty Dog asking them to not let Russell put a stain on their franchise. And to those who have argued otherwise, yes, adding in a bunch of family backstory, antiquities, and heads of state will be a detriment to the franchise. If they want to put in a little introduction to Nate, how he meets Elena, etc. I’m fine with that, but don’t turn this into Drake jetsetting around the world with his dad and uncle going up against world leaders and museum directors. That would seriously tarnish the amazing world that Amy Hennig and Naughty Dog has created.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    @17 You don’t understand the hate because you don’t love the franchise. Melodramatic as that sounds I’m sure fans of Transformers the cartoon series understand after Michael Bays treatment. If it helps think of your favorite film/book/song & then imagine someone saying the original is a bit naff & their reimagining will be completely different.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. pumpkinhead303

    This movie is going to be very bad… i’m a huge Uncharted Fan, but this is going to be bad… they are not following the story, Hell, even if they make up an original story at least make that good, and choose the right actors, Nathan Fillion should be Nathan Drake… period! i don’t think marky mark can pull the roll off, he’s not build for it his acting is very dry, and Drake is not dry. ok fine, for some stupid reason you dont want to give the roll to fillion, why not Nolan North, Ken Marano, or some no name guy that at least fits the part.
    they need to not make this now, and just stop production, get a new director, new everything… or Hell, just make Uncharted 3 and not worry about another terrible video game movie that their not going to get right.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. PEYJ

    @19

    Oh, I do love the franchise. I’ve got both games, the animated short series, a poster of the first game and I’m on level 57 in multiplayer.

    I just don’t people understand the two different entities movies and gaming are.

    About Nathan Fillion; I really don’t get all the fuzz. Sure, he looks like a lot and certainly more than Mark Wahlberg but I’ve seen him act and he does not have what it takes make an impression. He is second rate actor.

    Besides all that, if the movie ends up sucking balls, so what? It has happened to many a game being “translated” to a movie (and vice versa). Why should that break the franchise? It’s not going to change my opinion about the series no matter how bad it turns out. And I don’t believe it will for any other UC fan out there.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. pumpkinhead303

    @21 I agree, if the movie does end up sucking balls it will not change how much i love the games… as far as Fillion goes, i think he would be great, in fact in a interview with naughty dog about the first game from awhile back, i believe it was even wells or nolan north that said Drake was loosely based on Fillion’s roll in Firefly. i think he has the right attitude for the part and the look. i just dont see why they can stick to the source and give the fans what they want.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    @22 4 words, Lord of the rings. That’s how you respect the source material & make a good movie. And sorry, saying you love the franchise, but don’t mind if someone decides to wipe their arse with it sounds a little daft.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. PEYJ

    @23
    I just don’t see why a potentially bad movie can ruin a game franchise and I don’t get why anyone would feel that way.

    About the arse wiping; I think that’s taking it a bit too deep…

    #24 4 years ago
  25. pumpkinhead303

    @23 how am i saying i don’t mind if they wipe their ass with it? I’m saying if they are not going to adapt the first game for the movie and go with an original story that would be better then telling the story of the first game wrong. i would prefer them to make a good movie, something that the fans of the franchise will be excited about. and your right 100% Lord of the rings was great! i’m not trying to be an ass to people on the boards. i just think if there not going to do it right its not worth doing. i was overexcited about the announcement of this being made but now i get more and more disappointed with every piece of news that comes out.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

    I’m not saying the film will ruin the franchise, but it will be forever associated with the franchise. Instead of us all saying “Great game, great film”, we’ll all be saying “Great game, shit film”. As if we know a great looking girl, but with godawful breath. A little stink we won’t like to talk about. But hey, they could (i desperately hope) surprise me, in which case I’ll post gratuitous apologies & heap much love :)

    #26 4 years ago

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  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

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  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

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  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

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  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

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  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

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  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

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  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]