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Old 12-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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You Can Forget About Wanting to See 'Uncharted: The Movie'


The LA Times posted a story today regarding the new David O. Russell directed Uncharted movie.

Previously we heard that Marky Mark was going to headline as Nathan Drake, but now Russell states that instead of going treasure hunting, the entire Drake family will be some sort of antiques Gestapo.

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"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," he said.
Yeah, to hell with this. Thanks Kotaku.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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"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," he said.
Indiana Jones?
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:17 PM   #3
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...Then why call it Uncharted: the movie?

Movie executive: "So, hows that new George Washington biopic going?"

Director: "Great! I just fell in love with the idea of him cutting down the cherry tree and then not being able to lie about it. It literally gave me an erection. So I'm thinking, what if George was so racked with guilt over cutting down the cherry tree that he dedicated his entire life to protecting trees from those who would do them harm. And also he lived in the 1980s. And also he could talk to squirrels, and like, an entire family of them helped him thwart the evil tree killers. I'm thinking Brendon Fraiser for the lead."

Movie executive: "That sounds fantastic. Keep up the good work."
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
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why dont they just call this National Treasure 3... or hell if it doesn't involve the US, International Treasure 3...
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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Sounds like they have no budget.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Sounds like they have no budget.
It sounds like they don't have a fucking clue.

Uwe Boll isn't the only one who's entirely detrimental to video game-based movies.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:41 PM   #7
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I'm open to artistic license. So I'll reserve judgement without seeing this within the context of the movie, but they did literally have an awesome 2 hour film laid out for them by Naughty Dog.

Also, no thanks to Marky Mark. Too old.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:45 PM   #8
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I hope this is as funny as the Royal Tennenbaums.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #9
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I hope this features a lovable chimp sidekick.

C'mon, all can play!
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:57 PM   #10
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Directors seem to think that the highest form of the art is to transcend to source material, in the same way that Kubrick took "2001: A Space Odyssey" to heights that A.C. Clark hadn't imagined.

Sometimes this is appropriate, sometimes it's not.

It's probably appropriate with games, which are not directly ameenable to narrative retelling. But, I think this guy's going too far. You shouldn't change the premise that dramatically. It's then a new story entirely.

I'm sure he feels the pressure to create a "new premise", something that we haven't seen before, as that creates new narrative opportunities and viewer interest, as well as marketing opportunities.

So, in the end, could be a good move, could be bad. But there could be nothing worse than trying to make it exactly like the game.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:02 PM   #11
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Why would a family in the art market "mete out justice"?
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:02 PM   #12
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The price isn't the only reason I stopped going to movies.
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Wait...
So the whole thing about Francis Drake's tomb (probably the coolest part of the game), and the ensuing adventure is being dropped?
Yo, Fuck this noise!
Sounds like the writer wants to make a movie about something, and is using the fanbase of the game to ensure some success. This officially has nothing in common with the game or the spirit of the game.
This is just some stupid horse-shit
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:07 PM   #14
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Its a movie based on a video game. It will be terrible whether its true to the source material or not.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:10 PM   #15
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This is stupid.
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1) Acquire popular videogame movie rights
2) Read the first two lines of the back of the box
3) Ignore everything else about the game's story
4) ????????
5) Profit?
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RT by @patrickklepek : I believe that the more details of the Uncharted movie piss fans off, the more likely it is that that the film has a chance of being decent.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #18
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I feel a lot better now, about Captain Tightpants not being in this.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:38 PM   #19
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RT by @patrickklepek : I believe that the more details of the Uncharted movie piss fans off, the more likely it is that that the film has a chance of being decent.
Of course by that logic Max Payne and just about every other videogame movie ever made would've made billions at the box office and Uwe Boll would be a god among movie directors.
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Its a movie based on a video game. It will be terrible whether its true to the source material or not.
This is true. The best video game story is a B Hollywood script, if that.
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