David O. Russell addresses Uncharted adap concerns

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Ever since David O. Russell was confirmed as the director of video game adap Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune , the web’s been going wild.

All the gamers have an opinion about the movie – who should be in it, how it should be done, what the plot should involve.

Now, Slash Film have caught up with Russell - who’s been nominated for a Best Director Oscar for The Fighter this year – to hear what he has to say about the film.

“I started to brew together what I thought could be a really cool idea that I’d never seen in a film before,” he says. “Really intense action and really intense family dynamics on a global stage.

“To grow a game into a movie is an interesting proposition because a game is a very different experience than a movie. You guys are playing the game, and it’s about playing the game.

“It’s not about a narrative embracing you emotionally. You know what I’m saying? So, I want to create a world that is worthy of a really great film that people want to watch and rewatch, so that’s what I’m working on right now.”

All we can say is: good luck.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.