Russell's fanned more flames in the faces of Uncharted fanboys, comparing the movie's family dynamic to The Sopranos. In an interview with IGN, Russell explain that the movie would hone in on the tale of a "tough" criminal family.
I think if we take that family dynamic that we have in The Fighter, and put that in terms of a grander stage, with a crime family that metes out justice in the world of art and antiquities. If youre the head of a museum, or head of state, youve got to deal with them, and theyre badass, he said.
Theyre like the Sopranos in some ways, but they have great taste, and they have a sense of justice.
"I would love to do that with Mark [Wahlberg], Robert De Niro, and a couple of hot women, it could be very thrilling.
Russell also acknowledged the pressure he's up against from gamers unhappy with the movie's direction. I dont think there are too many games you can play through that make you go Well thatll make a great movie. Theres not a lot of references on it, so I dont think theres a blueprint that says you must directly translate the game to the screen.
Russell's right of course, but at that point why make a movie called "Uncharted" at all. We think that's what's rubbing fans up the wrong.