Uncharted adap loses director David O Russell

He’s making The Silver Linings Playbook instead


Mark Wahlberg and David O Russell won’t be teaming up for videogame adaptation Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

Instead, the pair has decided to make a different adaptation together – this one a movie version of the novel The Silver Livings Playbook.

Wahlberg will play a delusional ex-teacher who has just spent four years in a mental asylum. When he's released into his mother's care, he attempts to woo back his ex-wife.

Russell signed on to the film a couple of weeks back, which means his departure from Uncharted isn’t massively unexpected – though it is surprising considering how excited he was about the film.

At present, Wahlberg is still attached to star in Uncharted as the titular Nathan Drake. But considering he also has a whole host of projects currently demanding his time, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he dropped Uncharted as well.

Sony has now hired a new writer for the videogame adaptation, and is pushing forward with the project.

Uncharted? Or Silver Lining? Which would you prefer to see Russell and Wahlberg working together on? Drop us your comments below...


    • MorganRoss

      May 27th 2011, 11:54

      Nathan Fillion Should be playing Drake!!! Hopefully this will give the producers the chance to get the fan favourtie into the role!

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    • FBDProsser

      May 27th 2011, 12:30

      Thank heavens! The O Russell version sounded like a train wreck - and not in that good way a la Uncharted 2! Now we just need to dump the lead and hire someone with charisma to match the character. Here's hoping.

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    • smellyhands

      May 27th 2011, 14:50

      I'm delighted the most characterless actor in Holywood isnt playing one of the most charming characters in gaming. Probably wont happen but lets just hope Nathan Fillion goes for it this time.

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    • joker16

      May 27th 2011, 16:05

      Good move on Russell's part. Video game adaptations never work, and never will.

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    • Ali1748

      May 27th 2011, 19:48

      Good, Russell was going to butcher the series with his horrible casting ideas.

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    • Hadouken76

      May 28th 2011, 12:18

      Im not surprised, those moronic studio chimps probably think a playstation 3 is "the last of a trilogy, yeah?"

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