Late in 2010, Uncharted 3 director Justin Richmond stated in a interview that David O. Russell (The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees) was misquoted about the whole family dynamic plot for the film adaptation of the game that will potentially star Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake and feature Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in supporting roles. Here we are in 2011 and goddamn it, the family dynamic plot is back. In an interview with IGN Movies, O. Russell had this to say:
On What To Expect In The Upcoming Movie Adaptation:
“I think if we take that family dynamic that we have in The Fighter, and put that in terms of a grander stage, with a crime family that metes out justice in the world of art and antiquities. If you’re the head of a museum, or head of state, you’ve got to deal with them, and they’re badass. They’re like the Sopranos in some ways, but they have great taste, and they have a sense of justice. I would love to do that with Mark [Wahlberg], Robert De Niro, and a couple of hot women, it could be very thrilling.”
On Whether His Take On The Franchise Will Please Fans:
“I don’t think that you can please everybody, but I will tell you this – I won’t make it unless I can make a great movie. I don’t think there are too many games you can play through that make you go – “Well that’ll make a great movie.” There’s not a lot of references on it, so I don’t think there’s a blueprint that says you must directly translate the game to the screen.”
On Why He Chose To Adpat This And Whether We’ll See Any Of The Supernatural Elements From The Games:
“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. All I’m going to say – I’m not supposed to talk about it – but what’s wrong with the supernatural?”
Fuck… FUCK! Can someone please tell me where O. Russell is getting all this family crap. Did he just pick out the whole descendant thing from the first game and how Nathan Drake had to steal something from a museum from the second game, mashed those two together and come up with a plot that has nothing to do with the game! How do y’all feel about this? Am I overreacting or are you with me on how I feel about this whole family dynamic crap.