YES. David O. Russell has apparently left the adaptation of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune like most sane people thought he would. Russell makes more empty promises than a late-night infomercial. I mean, this is the guy that cast Mark Wahlberg over Nathan Fillion for this guy? C’mon. And his reasoning for leaving? Creative differences. Methinks the differences went something like this:
“I want to make something that sucks” - O. Russell
“We’d rather you not.” - Studio Executives
“EXECUTIVE MEDDLING IS RUINING MY VISION OF THE STORY!!!”- O. Russell
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. We just don’t want you to make something that sucks.” - Studio Exectuives
“YOU BUNCH OF C*NTS!!!!!” - O. Russell.
Oh, to be a fly on that wall. Anyway, the good news is that Nathan Fillion has a better shot of getting the part now. The bad news? Well, there isn’t really any bad news to this story.