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.
I don’t care what anyone says but the great Raúl Juliá made Street Fighter movie the special gem that it is today and the reason why I can still watch it nowadays (also, Kylie Minogue being in the movie helps as well).
While this video, edited by the Switcher, has been around for awhile, it’s still a great video to watch as it’s basically a music video for the film and have DVDA’s “America, Fuck Yeah” to go along with. This is one song that I know I will never get tired listening to.
Check the video out, it may be the greatest day of your life, but for me, it’s a Tuesday (yeah, my sorry attempt to use one of Bison’s greatest lines from the film… I suck).
About a month ago, nerds went ape shit over Mark Wahlberg being cast as Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted film. While folks were crying that Nathan Fillion should be our Drake, I didn’t mind the news that much as Wahlberg seemed very excited about the project. Then, earlier this month, we got news how the plot of the movie has nothing to do with the video game and that it’ll focus more on a “Family Dyanmic” and that’s when I went ape shit.
Here we are a month later, we may have some news that may please most of y’all and also give us hope as Justin Richmond, the director of Uncharted 3, reveals some things about the upcoming flick. First off, it seems that David O’ Russell may have been misquoted about the film’s plot having a family dynamic as O’Russell gave Richmond a call on the matter and said that he had no idea what these folks were talking about.
Richmond then said that Wahlberg is no where close to being confirmed to play as Drake as it seems to be nothing but a Hollywood rumor. As for Nathan Fillion possibly getting the role as that’s what fans want, Richmond replied by saying “message received.”
So, was Wahlberg talking out of his ass that he is Nathan Drake? Was O’Russell’s interview with LA Times misinterpreted? Who knows? The world of internet is always full of rumors and movie plots can change within an hour. How do y’all feel about this news? Does this news give y’all hope for Fillion as Drake? A plot that may have something to do with the video games? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.
So last week, we all got the news that Mark Wahlberg will be playing the role of Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie and fans were pretty much upset by that news (in which I was okay with). Well, get ready for the whole “Hollywood ruins everything train” as we got director/writer David O’ Russell (The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees) giving some info about the plot while talking to the LA Times.
“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 antiques,” he says, “[a family] that deals with the heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice.” “We’ll have the family dynamic, which we’ve done in a couple of movies now,” he continues. “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 for me.”
Yeah… what does this have to do with Uncharted again? Why is Sony letting this happen?!? Geez, I know that video game based movies aren’t always the best but damn it this is just not right. Uncharted had nothing to do with families, it was more about watching Drake going through an adventure and getting himself out of whatever trouble he ends up in.
What do y’all think? Am I over reacting? You think O’ Russell can get the job done or was this project doom from the start?
You read that right folks, during an interview with MTV, Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he will be playing the lead in the upcoming Uncharted film. Wahlberg seems excited about the project and is looking forward to nest summer in which they hope to start filming.
Wahlberg also revealed that David O. Russell (The Fighter, Three Kings) has written the script and will also direct the project. Also, for the first time in the Uncharted universe, we will be introduced to Nathan Drake’s father and uncle, who will be played by Rober De Niro and Joe Pesci (The GoodFellas yo!) respectively.
While I know there was an internet campaign to get Nathan Fillion to play the role of Drake, I’m not that disappointed with this casting news as much as some of you will probably be. As long as Drake’s voice actor, Nolan North, makes some sort of cameo, I’ll be happy.
Leave it to Hollywood to try to make a movie out of something that got popular in no time. It seems that we may be getting a possible movie adaptation of Rockstars recent hit western game, Red Dead Redemption, and that Brad Pitt may be out John Marston (the main character of the game). If you haven’t played the RDR game, it’s an open world game set in the old west of 1911. The game has been selling well and has received many good reviews so it may not be a big surprise that Hollywood wants to make a movie out of it.
What do you guys think? You think Hollywood will be faithful and produce a good western flick or are we going to get something crappy since that is the faith of most video game movies? If this does indeed happen, I would like to see some people jumping off cliffs with their horses and see the awesome rag doll mechanic work its magic.
Now while I may have a soft spot for the 1994 Street Fighter film with Raúl Juliá being the saving grace (and Kylie Minogue since she is nice to look at) of the film, the Legend of Chun-Li film is a piece of crap that (to me) are some how worse then many of Uwe Boll’s video game films. While the films may have not been successful, Street Fighter has been successful with other forms of media, such as comics and action figures thus giving Capcom some hope for a hit film. Capcom is aiming to be like Marvel where their focus was just one form of media (comics in the case of Marvel) and becoming a huge “pop culture media company.”
Now I don’t mind Capcom making more Street Fighter films, but you know what they should do to make one good? MAKE THEM ABOUT RYU AND KEN!!! Throw in Akuma to the mix with some actual fighting scenes and I think you might have something that will make some fans happy. What do you guys think they need to do to make a good Street Fighter movie or do you think it’s too late for one?