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Certain Uncharted video game and Nathan Fillion fans are celebrating. Variety has reported directed David O. Russell has left the video game adaptation film “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” over creative differences with Sony.

“Uncharted” is based on the popular Playstation 3 videogames about a treasure hunter named Nathan Drake. Russell was hired last year to write and direct the project. He announced that he planned for Mark Wahlberg to play the main character. And there were rumors actors Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci may join the project. In previous interviews, he said it would not be a straight adaptation of the video game, but about a family of treasure hunters. And he also irked many Nathan Fillion fans who believed the actor should play Drake. 

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Studio details motion capture and voice acting procedure

Naughty Dog has likened the motion capture and voice acting procedure of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to that of a Hollywood film. The dev is currently hard at work on the third game in its trilogy, ahead of its release in November. The Uncharted series has long been praised for its movie-like sections - something ND says it is keen to take to the next level in its new game.

"We have two motion capture spaces - a smaller one in the studio that lets us pick up smaller pieces, like idols, and then we have a dedicated stage at Sony Studios, and that's where we get both the motion capture and the audio - because we do all of the dialogue at the same time - for both gameplay and cinematics," Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer told the PS Blog.

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If you're a regular reader of the gaming posts here at Tech Digest, you'll probably be aware that we love the Uncharted PS3 games in a big way. We awarded Uncharted 2: Among Thieves our Game of the Year award in 2009, and are wetting ourselves with anticipation over the release of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception later this year.

We're also excited about the prospect of an Uncharted movie. Or at least we were until director David O. Russell started getting some "off the chart", so to speak, ideas about what constitues an Uncharted film. Speaking to IGN recently, he's got Uncharted fans once again pulling their hair out, as the movie adaptation, planned for a 2013 release, veers ever further away from the original vision layed down in the Indiana Jones-style games.

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Sony Corp.’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for the Playstation 3 this week ranked in the top 15 ‘Most Wished For’ games at Inc. amid strong pre-release demand for the action sequel. This week, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception ranked as the No. 13 Most Wished For game at Amazon’s Video Games division.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will be sold Nov. 11, 2011. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is said to include a brand new epic campaign mode in a search for the ‘Atlantis of the Sands’ to include locations like a derelict chateau in France, to the merciless Arabian Dessert. The final game will include competitive and co-op multiplayer online functionality and stereoscopic 3D support. [SOURCE]
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According to Joystiq, it seems that Mark Wahlberg being Nathan Drake and the whole “family dynamic” with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are just rumors.

“First of all, all that stuff was denied by David O. Russell,” Richmond (Uncharted 3 Game Director) said to Joystiq. “He actually called us up and was like, ‘I don’t know what these guys are talking about.’”

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Could Nathan Fillion still have a chance at the part of treasure-hunter Nathan Drake in the video game-turned adventure film ‘Uncharted’ from director David O. Russell?

It’s not an exaggeration to say that fans of the PlayStation 3 video game franchise Uncharted have continued to express their concern for director David O. Russell’s re-imagined take on their beloved treasure hunter, Nathan Drake.

Back in November, Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he would be stepping into Drake’s shoes but, considering the Uncharted film is barely a gleam in Russell’s eye at this point, is it possible that we could see a different actor step into the role? Maybe even fan-favorite Nathan Fillion?

Recently, YouTube user gregblessing27, caught up with Russell after a screening for the director’s critically acclaimed true-life-boxer-story The Fighter - confronting the director about the choice of Mark Wahlberg and championing the benefits of recasting Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) in the part -- ie. “He acts exactly like that dude (Nathan Drake). He has all these little subtleties.”

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In a video that makes for fairly uncomfortable viewing, a fan confronts the director with the question of why fan favourite Nathan Fillion wasn't cast as the popular video game character...

When it was announced that Mark Wahlberg would play Nathan Drake in the planned movie of the hit video games, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, fans were not happy. The fact that he is pretty much nothing like the popular hero as well as the news that O. Russell has a lot of new (read: ignoring the source material) ideas, makes this a very unpopular adaptation with fans. With rumours of the film having circulated for years, those same fans became very attached to the idea of Nathan Fillion playing the character. A damn good choice. Well, here's what the director had to say to that when he was put on the spot by a fairly disgruntled fan. I'm with this guy 100%! Still, it sounds like the director did at least see an audition tape and decided just not to go with him for his take on an adaptation of the series. If this was going to be a movie faithful to the games, it's obvious that Fillion is the best pick for the role, but as mentioned above, it seems that O. Russell has his own ideas.

It's still way too early to make any sort of judgements about this movie, but I'm not a fan of anything I've heard about it so far. We can however be grateful that the third game in the series, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, is set to be released on November 1, 2011! Until then, be sure to share your thoughts on this in the usual place!

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We reported not so long ago that an Uncharted film was being made based on the massively popular series developed by Naughty Dog. When I first read the news, I was really excited and thought that Uncharted could be the film to break the barrier of the whole, movies about games are crap, conundrum.

Well no longer. It’s been announced that Mark Wahlberg will be playing the part of Nathan Drake with the possibility of Robert De Niro playing his father and Joe Pesci as his uncle…..are you friggin’ kidding me?!

The film will be directed by David O. Russell who has already directed Wahlberg in Three Kings, which wasn’t a bad film, I Heart Huckabees and the soon to be released The Fighter. From all the names mentioned behind the film, it sounds like an April Fool’s Joke. Don’t get me wrong, De Niro and Pesci are accomplished actors but they just don’t seem to fit in the Uncharted mould. It just seems wrong to me.

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Marky Mark...I mean Mark Wahlberg will be playing Nathan Drake in the forthcoming "Uncharted" film based on the hit PS3 game franchise.

The actor and star of movies like "The Departed," "Boogie Nights" and "Date Night" confirmed to MTV Multiplayer that he will be starring in a forthcoming movie based on the "Uncharted" games for the PS3.

He will play Drake, the swashbuckling treasure hunter from both "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" and "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves." Wahlberg also confirmed rumors that Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro may have roles in the film. Meanwhile, David O. Russell the man who helmed films like "Three Kings" and "I Heart Huckabees (and apparently has something of a temper on set) has been tapped as the film's director.

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Casting buzz on David O. Russell's game-to-film.

A new report online claims that writer-director David O. Russell has three big tough guy stars in mind for his game-to-film adaptation Uncharted.

Uh, prepare to loose your shit )


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