O. Russell to Direct Drake

It was only a matter of time… Between Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, this particular action/adventure series has become a bit of a thing. In fact, it has become so much of a thing that movie studios are now planning on making it into a major motion picture (surprise!).

But seriously, is it that surprising? After all, Uncharted isn’t much more than a modern day Indiana Jones — and we all know how popular that guy is. Then again, producers talk a lot about making a game franchise into a film franchise, but a lot of times nothing ever comes of it.

So how seriously should we take this? After all, it isn’t that uncommon to hear a video game is being made into a movie. Well, this appears to be a bit more than a rumor. Apparently, David O. Russell, director of Three Kings, has been tapped to direct the big screen version of Uncharted.

Personally, I don’t know how I feel about this. I’m not overly familiar with Russell’s catalog, but I do remember being somewhat entertained by Three Kings. A lot of video game films are, for lack of a better word, terrible. But maybe, just maybe, having a director who isn’t quite a household name is the perfect answer. What say the rest of you?

Information comes via IGN

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  • @aesthnoir

    I’d take a gamble on Russell if he can just commit to producing Uncharted.

    Also, Nathan Drake / Nathan Fillion? Just saying, could be fun 🙂

  • Angie

    Really what is with every one saying Nathan Fillion? lol i personally dont like the idea at all of him playing Nate as there are better Actors… I rekon they will give Elena to Emily Rose =) just due to the fact she is the best actress ever XD lol … And im really not happy about O. Russell being Director =S