Last year it was announced that David O Russell (The Fighter) would direct the big screen adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. I think he would have done a good job even though he had no idea who Nathan Fillion was. Maybe now that O Russell is gone a new director will come in and cast Fillion in the lead role.
Mark Wahlberg was also attached to the film project, but O Russell may end up pulling the actor out of the film as well. It looks like the two talents are going to collaborate on a different film together. Vulture reports that Wahlberg will star in Russell’s adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel called The Silver Lining Playbook, "about a delusional former high school history teacher who's just been released into the custody of his mom. Believing that he’s only been away for a few months instead of the four years he just spent in a mental institution, the teacher sets about wooing back his ex-wife."
To be honest, this new film project sounds a lot more like something these two guys would do. The fact of the matter is I think they are on the hunt for an Oscar. They almost nabbed one with The Fighter, but this new film has all the ingredients of a Oscar contender, first and foremost it's about a crazy person released from a mental hospital.
I was looking forward to seeing what O Russell would do with Uncharted, I think it would have been great. The studio will replace him with someone else though, hopefully someone just as good or better, because I will be pissed if the bring on someone like Paul W.S. Anderson.
Who do you think would be a good director for this film?
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