Uncharted movie director seeks to allay fan concerns

Relax, his son plays Uncharted

David O. Russel, the director of the Uncharted movie, has responded to concerns from fans about the direction the film is headed in.

Speaking to Slashfilm, the writer and director of Three Kings and The Fighter was asked how he felt about seeing video game fans "bitch" about his unfinished script.


Russel started off by detailing his history with Sony's critically acclaimed series, saying that his "son plays most of the games" and that he makes an effort to "play them with him". Russel has also met with Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig.

He went on to talk about the differences between playing an Uncharted game and adapting it for the big screen.

"You guys are playing the game, and it's about playing the game. It's not about a narrative embracing you emotionally. You know what I'm saying? So, I want to create a world that is worthy of a really great film that people want to watch and rewatch, so that's what I'm working on right now," he explained.

Russel maintained that he's being true to the core of the source material, but said that his real focus is just on making a good film. "It's going to be real, it's going to be raw, it's going to be intense, it's going to be original, and it's going to be propulsive".

"As far as I'm concerned, I'm very respectful as far as the core content and sprit of the game, but beyond that it's my job as a filmmaker to make what I think is going to be an amazing movie. People have to trust that and let that go, I think."

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[ SOURCE: Slashfilm ]