Mark Wahlberg is claiming that he’s reuniting with his ‘Fighter’ director David O. Russell for the movie adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Slashfilm.com is reporting. While fans of the video game are protesting O. Russell’s attachment to the film, and are calling for Nathan Fillion to appear in the film instead of Wahlberg, the director is still going ahead with the project.
O. Russell, who has said he’s halfway through writing a draft of the script, also commented that he’s interested in hiring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci to portray Drake’s father and uncle, respectively. The director dismissed the fans’ outrage, reportedly telling the L.A. Times that he took on the project because he’s intrigued that “there’s a family that’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities…We’ll have the family dynamic…and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture.”
While Justin Richmond, who directed the Uncharted 3 video game, is claiming that O. Russell is denying that he made the family dynamic comments, Wahlberg is maintaining the opposite. The actor told MTV that “I talked to Pesci about it and I know (David’s) people have talked to (Robert) De Niro.”
Written by: Karen Benardello