David O. Russell back on Uncharted movie

Things looked grim for Nathan Drake’s big screen debut back in August when Three Kings director David. O Russell left the project. Well dry those tears (or start them up, depending on how you look at it) as it’s being reported that Russell is once more attacthed to the project. Avi Arad and Charles Roven of Spider-Man and The Dark Knight fame respectively are still on to produce, as well as Ari Arad and Alex Gartner.

Co-president of Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach spoke out on the announcement, saying, “David is a tremendous choice to take on this film. He’s equally adept at combining all the classic elements involved in this property: great character development, strong comedy, and amazing action sequences. He has a brilliant vision for this material and we know he will bring his original, unique voice to this adaptation.”

Drake could well be assaulting cinemas in 2012, then.

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