Previously we commented at accessreel about some news regarding progress of the film adaptation of the play station exclusive video game franchise Uncharted. It seems that negotiations with director David O. Russell have fallen through for the time being with the parties deciding to go their separate ways.
The LA Times also reports that the producers and studio are going back to the drawing board on the project re-thinking new director options and potential leads for the roles.
With things taking a step back on production of an Uncharted film it looks like any hope to see a release in 2011 is dashed for now. Even if production started late in 2010 it’s unlikely that it would be completed for release next year.
I’m a little disappointed, the Uncharted franchise seems ripe for an adaptation given the rich story telling elements and entertaining characters in the game. We’ll have to wait a while longer now to see if this idea becomes something more tangible.
In the meantime you can check out David O. Russell’s other projects including ‘Nailed’, and ‘The Fighter’ which are both tentatively scheduled for release late in 2010.