David O. Russell Is, In Fact, Directing the Uncharted Movie

So David O. Russell, was on the Uncharted movie, and then he was off the Uncharted movie. That was all “rumor and speculation,” of course, but it was actually true. And then he was slated to take on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but now he’s off that, and he’s absolutely, totally going to write and direct the Uncharted movie. And this is not a rumor or speculation.

This is a great thing. A great, great thing. For one thing, it’s great because it means the previous script, penned by the douches who wrote Sahara, is going by the wayside in favor of something that will undoubtedly be way better. I’m so overwhelmed by this news that I can’t really think of anything intelligent to say about this right now. I mean, man.

The movie will be called Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, so I guess it’ll be an adaptation of the first game. And that’s all we know at this point, because Columbia Pictures just today signed the deal with Russell.¬†Whaddaya know; it’s a video game adaptation to actually look forward to.

First the Halo thing, and now this. If these flicks turn out to be good, and they totally might, we may look back on this week as a pretty important time for game movies.

via The Hollywood Reporter

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