David O. Russell is currently making headlines as the Academy Award-nominated director of The Fighter
. But gamers are probably more interested in one of his next projects: a silver screen adaptation of the Uncharted
series. The numerous changes made to the core story have some fans concerned
that Russell simply doesn't get it. Responding to those accusations, Russell told SlashFilm
that he's "played the game a bunch of times" and has even met Naughty Dog's Amy Hennig
. "As far as I'm concerned, I'm very respectful as far as the core content and spirit of the game."
Russell argues that "there's not a bunch of movies you can point to that are made from games that are amazing movies, that stand up to time as a franchise or as [individual films]." By focusing on "what I think is going to be an amazing movie," Russell says that "it's going to be real, it's going to be raw, it's going to be intense, it's going to be original, and it's going to be propulsive."
(And he apparently doesn't know
who Nathan Fillion is.)