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Seth Gordon Gets 'Uncharted' & Julie Delpy To Direct Silent Film Era Pic 'A Dazzling Display Of Splendor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 8:20 PM
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"Uncharted" may be a massively popular video game franchise, but getting the movie made has proven to be all kinds of difficult. At one time, it was mooted for David O. Russell who eventually left the project and was replaced by Neil Burger, who also wound up exiting. Things have been kind of dormant for the past couple of years, but no more.

'National Treasure' Writers Tackling 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'; Director Neil Burger Exits

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 24, 2012 8:58 AM
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Video games have always had trouble making it to the big screen: for every “Resident Evil” there’s a “Halo”-like project stalling. The big-screen adaptation of “Uncharted: Drake's Fortune” video game series was first announced during in the run up to “The Fighter” with David O. Russell potentially re-teaming with Mark Wahlberg. However, the studio, not wanting to deviate too far from the source material, replaced the director with “Limitless” helmer Neil Burger last summer. But now it looks like the production has hit another speed bump as Burger has bowed out of the director’s chair and a pair of new writers have joined the adaptation.

'Limitless' Helmer Neil Burger Replaces David O. Russell On 'Uncharted'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2011 6:28 AM
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So, how do you get yourself off directing a videogame adaptation? Submit a 200-page script with a bunch of characters that aren’t in the game and you'll be doing exactly what David O. Russell did before he left the director's chair of gestating big screen version of the popular "Uncharted." Already a choice that made nerds uneasy -- mostly because Russell hadn't played the game which apparently is necessary in mounting a movie -- the newest name to board the project should make gamers a bit happier.

David O. Russell Vacates The Director's Chair For 'Uncharted'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 8:40 AM
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What is going on today? Is it the upcoming Memorial Day weekend that has director's wanting to clear out the projects they no longer want to do? After all, how fun is it to enjoy a BBQ with some nagging movie project in the back of your mind. Just moments after it was revealed that Albert Hughes bounced from "Akira," Deadline reports that David O. Russell has left the director's chair for "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune."

David O. Russell May Direct 'Cocaine Cowboys' With Mark Wahlberg; Still Unsure If 'Uncharted' Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 22, 2011 5:23 AM
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'The Fighter' Filmmaker Has Plenty Of Options To Choose FromExclusive: Sometimes an IMDB page needs a little bit of cleaning. If you're filmmaker David O. Russell, it needs constant care and pruning. Perhaps more than any other working director out there -- save possibly Ridley Scott who attaches himself to projects like you and I change underwear -- "The Fighter" director has been attached to around a dozen projects since circa 2006. "The Grackle," starring Matthew McConaghey, "H-Man Cometh," the rom-com "Aaron and Sarah" and "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" are just four of many that are no longer happening.

David O. Russell Likes Scarlett Johansson For The Role Of Elena In 'Uncharted'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 5:34 AM
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Says That Buddy Action Pic 'Two Guns' Won't Happen Until After 'Uncharted'Despite the film still without a script (back in December writer/director David O. Russell said it was half done and he's still working on it) casting ideas and story details continue to come fast and furious for "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" for what promises to be one of the most high profile video game adaptations of all time.

Get A Grip: Why Your Favorite 'Firefly' Cast Member Is Never Going To Lead A Tentpole

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 3, 2011 3:10 AM
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There's not a lot of news knocking around in the week between Christmas and New Year, and so fairly ludicrous rumors that wouldn't necessarily get the time of day in busier periods get more traction than they would otherwise. Two stories were doing the rounds last week, stories that have a very significant connection.

'Uncharted 3' Video Game Director Says David O. Russell & Mark Wahlberg's Details On The Film Untrue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 10:03 AM
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Well, this is a weird one. In the run up to the release of "The Fighter," director David O. Russell and star Mark Wahlberg openly and gladly talked about what appeared to be their forthcoming collaboration on the big screen version of the popular video game "Uncharted." But now, according to "Uncharted 3" video game director Justin Richmond, none of the things Russell actually said were true and Wahlberg is not signed on to the film. Huh?

David O. Russell Says 'Uncharted' Script Halfway Done, Reveals Small Details About The Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2010 9:33 AM
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We have to admit, we initially weren't too thrilled with the news that David O. Russell was signing on to direct an adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune." We didn't really see how his sensibilities would flourish in a big budget tentpole, particularly one that would likely be constrained by playing to fan expectations. Guess we were wrong.

Mark Wahlberg Will Star In David O. Russell's Video Game Adaptation 'Uncharted'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 24, 2010 4:39 AM
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Actor Confirms That Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci Are In Talks, Will Play His Father & Uncle If you'd told us at the beginning of the year that 2010 would see David O. Russell sign on to an adaptation of the Playstation videogame "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," we'd have nodded politely, and then dismissed everything you had to say after that. But rumors emerged in the summer that Russell, fresh off his comeback film "The Fighter," was circling the project, and he finally signed on last month. Not long after, another crazy rumor surfaced -- that Russell had moved the globetrotting adventure, at least in part, to the world of New York antiques, and that he was seeking Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci to star in the film.

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