David O. Russell

David O. Russell


David O. Russell has called on fans of computer game Uncharted to trust him as he adapts it for the big screen.

The filmmaker is currently enjoying critical and commercial success with his latest movie The Fighter, which is nominated for Best Picture at this weekend's Oscars.

Speaking to Slash Film the director said: "I'm not going to present myself as hardcore.

"But I played the game a bunch of times and I also read as much as I could about the game and I met the game's creator, Amy Hennig, who's really cool.

"I started to brew together what I thought could be a really cool idea that I'd never seen in a film before... Really intense action and really intense family dynamics on a global stage.

"To grow a game into a movie is an interesting proposition because a game is a very different experience than a movie.

"You guys are playing the game, and it's about playing the game. It's not about a narrative embracing you emotionally. You know what I'm saying?"

And while O.Russell admits that he wants to make a great movie he will be respectful to the popular game.

"As far as I'm concerned, I'm very respectful as far as the core content and spirit of the game, but beyond that it's my job as a filmmaker to make what I think is going to be an amazing movie."

"People have to trust that and let that go, I think."


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