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How The Uncharted Movie Will Be Different From The Games

by Phil Kollar on Dec 01, 2010 at 02:15 PM

If you started getting nervous about the forthcoming Uncharted movie when we got an idea of its cast last week, you may want to avert your gaze from this story. Director David O. Russell has started discussing the script he's working on, and it's pretty well removed from the relatively simple treasure-hunting tales of the first two games.

Speaking to the L.A. Times, Russell revealed that he wants to expand the scope of the film beyond Nathan Drake to include his extended family, "a family that's a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities...that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice." Russell explained how this greater story will play off the action:

"We'll have the family dynamic, which we've done in a couple of movies now. 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."

Russell says he has the script half completed at this point, so some changes could still happen. Then again, he also says the project is moving along like "a locomotive," so be prepared for more potentially worrisome updates as it goes. The concept certainly doesn't sound inherently awful, but the further they move away from focusing on Drake and his roguish personality, the more concerned I'll be.

[via Kotaku]