Variety’s Jeff Sneider reports that David O. Russell has abandoned the movie adaptation of video game, ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’. He was supposed to write and direct the project, but due to creative differences, he opted to leave.
It was only during awards season last year while promoting ‘The Fighter’ when Russell was enthusiastic about the movie adaptation of this video game. Variety reports that the departure was an amicable one, and that creative difference is indeed the reason for the split.
With Russell at the helm of this project, the possibility of including Mark Wahlberg was high as is Joe Pesci and Robert de Niro. However, now that Russell is out, it’s most likely going to start from scratch again with the new writer and director.