David O. Russell To Direct Video Game Adaptation UNCHARTED
David O. Russell, who is best known for helming indie films such as I Heart Huckabees and Flirting with Disaster, has signed on to direct UNCHARTED: DRAKE’S FORTUNE for Columbia Pictures.
Uncharted is based off of the best selling PS3 game of 2007, and follows Sir Francis Drake as he searches for the treasure of El Dorado. Think along the lines of Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones; Uncharted is similar in style.
Columbia’s presidents seem excited to have Russell at the head of this project. Matt Tolmach says: “David is a tremendous choice to take on this film. He’s equally adept at combining all the classic elements involved in this property: great character development, strong comedy and amazing action sequences. He has a brilliant vision for this material and we know he will bring his original, unique voice to this adaptation.”
Russell has put aside his adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in order to take on Uncharted and his film, The Fighter, is scheduled for release in December by Paramount Pictures.