David O. Russell Signs On For Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Even though the news back in August was that he had walked away from the project after protracted negotiations, Sony announced yesterday that David O. Russell had signed on to write and direct Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, an adaptation of the adventure video game about an Indiana Jones-esque treasure hunter.
Russell, who has The Fighter coming out later this year, has been flitting on and off a lot of different projects lately. Just a few days ago he walked away from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, essentially dooming the project; he and Vince Vaughn also have vague plans to make the comedy Old St. Louis, and he was also considering the Jim Carrey comedy Under Cover, though odds are now he'll be far too busy to consider that one.
Russell hasn't released a film since 2004's I Heart Huckabees, mostly thanks to the disastrous shoot of the still-unfinished political comedy Nailed, and it'll be interesting to see with The Fighter how his filmmaking style has evolved since then. Of course, given that The Fighter is a gritty boxing drama, it probably won't tell us much at all about how Uncharted will look. The famously mercurial Russell is just always gonna keep us guessing.
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