David O. Russell Bolts 'Drake's Fortune'
David O. Russell, who was set to write and direct the bigscreen adaptation of the videoame "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," has left the project over creative differences with Sony, Variety's Jeff Sneider exclusively reports. Russell seemed excited to chat about the Columbia Pictures project as he made the rounds to promote “The Fighter” during awards season last year. But insiders tell Variety the split was amicable and due to creative differences on the adaptation of the popular 2007 PlayStation 3 videogame, which Sony will continue to aggressively develop. While there has never been talent formally attached, Russell had been looking to re-team with “The Fighter” star Mark Wahlberg on the project, which was also rumored to co-star Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. However, with a new writer and director coming on board, casting will likely start from scratch.