Wednesday, December 01, 2010

BREAKING: "Uncharted" movie to infuriate "Uncharted" fans! Rest of world to remain indifferent!

One step forward, two steps back.

As I may have mentioned, the prospects for David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg's "Uncharted" movie are chiefly hampered by the issue of an "Uncharted" movie being a very bad - to say nothing of breathtakingly-redundant - idea. But it seems they've found a way around it: DON'T base the movie around the "Indiana-Jones-if-he-was-a-total-douche" premise of the games. Well, that's kinda-sorta-maybe good news...
Now for the bad news. The premise they'll be replacing it with: "What-if-the-guy-from-National-Treasure-was-a-total-douche."  Nathan Drake will apparently be reimagined as one of an extended family of well-connected treasure-protectors, with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci reportedly being sought to sign on as Drake's rascally dad and uncle.

Sez Russell about the film's setup:
"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."

 Well, that ought to go over well...

8 comments:

Tim said...

This is almost as bad as taking a completely bad-ass character and turning her into a sniveling pussy...

Lucas Neumann said...

Indiana was kinda of a douche too. The man stole Idols from natives jut to get them to the museum

I mean, one-liners/cracking-wise action heroes are douches. It's their thing. And yes, Han Solo was also a douche, but we love him.

About the news... couldn't care less. But the family guardian of history plot wasn't already made by those Nicolas Cage treasure movies? Man they sucked...

Smashmatt202 said...

I'm still indifferent.

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

And ten billion Chinese people don't give a damn. Neither do I. I'm anxious to see how badly received this movie will be...by its own fans.

Adam said...

Love the games or not this should have been the easiest video game movie in the world to make and have it turn out half way decent, and yet somehow they'll still find a way.

Clayton said...

ew, so they're ripping off some of Cage's WORST movies? That's pretty desperate.

KingOfDoma said...

Ugh. I ranted about this in the Escapist article's comments section. I'll not do it here. I'll sum up what I said there, though... Hollywood won't respect gamers until we withhold money from crap.

tyra menendez said...

It was the '30's, Lucas, that's kinda what they did. Hell, in the 19th century, they used mummies as fire wood.