I Heart Uncharted
When people think about the directors of movies based on video games, the word auteur is never used. Uwe Boll is considered by all to be one of the worst filmmakers ever. Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) is more like Michael Bay than he is like Stanley Kubrick. That’s why it comes as a total surprise that David O. Russell is working on the big screen adaptation of Uncharted.
Russell is best known for his tantrums and bizarre behaviour while directing the quirky film I Heart Huckabees. He also made the excellent movie about the first Gulf War, Three Kings, which starred George Clooney. However, Clooney will never work with Russell again since the two actually got in a fight on set with Russell grabbing Clooney by the neck.
Russell is known to craft his “vision” for any movie he helms, whether or not that means punching his crew and actors. Hopefully, his vision is a version of Uncharted that will finally be a quality video game movie.
I’m just sad he’s no longer working on Pride & Prejudice & Zombies with Natalie Portman.