Ladies and gentlemen, I am regretful (but expected) to report to you that Hollywood has done it again. It seems that David Russell went all “creative freedom” (YES I AM LOOKING AT YOU SHYAMALAN) on the Uncharted IP and created his own “version” of Nathan Drake’s world.
In an interview posted on 24 Frames, David Russell said:
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 antiquities … that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice,
It is apparent that Russell is totally ignoring the world Uncharted has set and has made it a point to go with what he thinks sells and to hell with the original game concept. With him on the pen, it’s pretty obvious that Uncharted will end up as a more family centered “antique chasing” adventure, much like how the Mummy II turned out.With that said, fans of the series are all up in arms in complaining on the total lack of respect of Russell to the game’s original content. While it still remains to be seen if it’s going to be a hit in the box office or not is still quite hazy. The one thing is sure though is that another Hollywood director used the license of “creative freedom” on a title that should’ve been heavily lifted on since the game’s title was used (and since the game itself is ALREADY a movie in essence).
I daresay that it’s highly probable that Uncharted will turn out to be more of an adaptation rather than an actual game turned into a movie. Fans are already lamenting and I’m sure as hell lamenting that us movie goers will be insulted again by another generic “Indiana Jones” variation.
Screw You Hollywood S-C-R-E-W YOU!
And Wahlberg? I’m seriously sorry that you got another crappy game-related movie lead role again.