Russell Talks “Uncharted” Film Backlash

In concept, hiring the likes of Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell to take on the film adaptation of an acclaimed video game like “Uncharted” seems like a better alternative than some other possibilities out there.

Yet reaction has been less than enthusiastic judging by comments left in the various articles online about the film. Russell’s own remarks in subsequent interviews have only enraged the fire as they indicate very little connection to the game at all.

Asked about the negative feedback recently by /Film, Russell said “I’m very respectful as far as the core content and spirit of the game, 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].”

He goes on to cite another acclaimed filmmaker’s upcoming action movie effort – “I personally think it’s really cool when you see that someone like Darren Aronofsky is going to make an X-Men movie or to get someone such as myself to make this picture. You can be guaranteed that it’s going to be real, it’s going to be raw, it’s going to be intense, it’s going to be original, and it’s going to be propulsive.”