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Uncharted movie has Sopranos-like family

"I don't think you can please everybody."

Uncharted fans worried about the upcoming movie of the game were given further cause for concern after the director and scriptwriter revealed plans to depict a Sopranos-like family with a sense of justice.

Director David O. Russell, the man behind the Oscar-nominated The Fighter, told IGN the Uncharted movie tells the story of a "badass" crime family.

"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," he said, "if you're the head of a museum, or head of state, you've got to deal with them, and they're badass.

"They're like the Sopranos in some ways, but they have great taste, and they have a sense of justice."

Confusingly, Russell said Uncharted was the game he wanted to make a film of "because it's centred around a family, and I like the combination of criminals and truth. These guys they're tough but they're working on this crazy case, and they can't do it without truth. I think that's cool". Eh?

The Fighter star Mark Wahlberg is set to play Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake. Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci are rumoured to be in line for roles as family members.

Many fans of the videogame have expressed concern at the direction of the movie. But, according to Russell, "I don't think that you can please everybody."

"I want the gamers to be happy. I have total respect for the game. My kid loves playing it, I love playing it. I just want to create a world that takes it to another level, that's another amazing world that's more cinematic."

Russell is almost done with the script. He said it's going to be "fantastic".