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Uncharted Film Director Responds To Fan Criticism

by Ben Reeves on Feb 21, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Academy Award-nominated director David O. Russell has been praised for his work on films like The Fighter. Now Russell is working on an Uncharted film. Some people have opinions about this. Russell also has opinions.

Not too long ago Russell made some comments that led us to question if he is giving Uncharted a fair adaptation. However, in a recent interview with Slashfilm, Russell assured people that he had played the games “a bunch of times,” met with the creators at Naughty Dog, and even researched Uncharted’s mythology a bit.

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m very respectful as far as the core content and spirit of the game," said Russell, "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. There’s not a bunch of movies you can point to that are made from games that are amazing movies, that stand up to time as a franchise or as [individual films].”

What do you guys think? Does the Uncharted film have a chance of becoming a genre defining film, or will it stray too far from the source material to be recognizable?