2 Guns Might Save Uncharted From Cinematic Slaughter

Adventure franchise Uncharted has a Hollywood film in the works, and it sounds just terrible.

The movie apparently stars Mark Wahlberg, which isn't a bad thing, because he is a talented actor. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are supposedly attached, too. Likewise, not bad things! It's just the project's direction that sounds rotten.

Here's how David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) explained his vision for the flick: "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 ... [a family]that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice."

Russell is currently in talks to helm a movie version of the 2 Guns graphic novel series about a DEA agent and a undercover naval intelligence officer. Actor Vince Vaughn is set to star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell is expected to direct 2 Guns after Uncharted apparently begins shooting this summer. But Hollywood is notorious for starting and stopping projects. Movie languish in development hell, and it's amazing they ever get anything made. Russell has several films lined up. With so much depending on scheduling and timing, it's certainly possible that 2 Guns could come first, buying Uncharted some time before being turning into a movie about a family of treasure hunters. Blergh.

David O Russell Eyes '2 Guns' [Deadline via Bleeding Cool][Pic]


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    I would like some perspective on these Uncharted movie rumours. Can Kotaku have an interview with Naughty Dog about the movie?

    I saw this at NY mag: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2009/10/uncharted_2_creative_director.html?mid=agenda--20091020

    NY mag: Columbia Pictures is developing an Uncharted movie. Can you tell us anything about it?
    Naughty dog creative director: It’s definitely in the works, I can tell people. We’ve got the best possible partners we could in Columbia Pictures. If anybody’s got any fears of them not understanding the material or not loving it as much as we do, they can wipe those fears away, because these guys really get it. I can say from the meetings I’ve had with them so far, their hearts and their heads are absolutely in the right place.

    And 1up has this:
    http://www.1up.com/news/uncharted-movie-crew-tremendous-pressure

    "Now, we're not only feeling tremendous pressure to get the movie made, but it now has to live up to the awesomeness of Uncharted 2, which truly raised the bar for the franchise," said Arad. "You just don't want to start filming a movie like this until everything is right."

    They're going to try harder because Uncharted 2 was good - hooray!

      '...because these guys really get it'

      I hope to God 'these guys' doesn't include David O'Russell, cos if memory serves me correctly the closest thing to Nate's family in the games was Sir Frances Drake.

      And a family that 'metes out justice'?? Haven't they played Uncharted 2? Nate's a thief!!

      I think the best way to pull off an Uncharted movie would be to use the original actors and mo-cap and make it CG. But then it would be just like the game minus any interaction, so why even bother with a movie at all.

    De Niro hasn't done anything decent in close to two decades. Anyone see Stardust? His presence is no longer a plus.

      Heat was made in the last two decades....

    Hmm, not the solution I thought of when there was a mention of firearms

    You know what would be even better? If Russell stepped down altogether. I would've thought the guys at Naughty Dog would've been the first to put their hand up and go "stop" when they first heard the direction the movie was going in. They like all of us should know how notorious Hollywood are for making bad video game adaptations.

    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/UnchartedMovie/

    Just posting this every time I see something like this. Feel free to do the same.

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