News is breaking across the trades that director David O. Russell, controversial for his decisions with the story and desired casting for the upcoming UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune movie adaptation, has dropped out of the project.
Fans had grown upset that a film, widely reported to be “fast-tracked” by the studio, has been so visibly slow in development. Over six months after the release of Russell’s last critically-acclaimed film, The Fighter, saw no progress beyond the story phase. Russell left the project over “creative differences” amid fan frustration and likely studio pressure.
With UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception launching later this year, we’re left wondering if we’ll see an UNCHARTED film before summer 2012, or if we’ll have to wait later.
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