Were you familiar with the game “Uncharted” before you started making movies?
I played the first “Uncharted” game when it came out, and at the time, I was more into video games than I am now because I didn’t have a career or kids at the time. I played the first “Uncharted” game, but then the PlayStation went missing. When I was sent this script, I was overjoyed to brush it off – or actually get a new one as it had grown so much for my console at the time – and see the story. where it’s led and meet all these new characters and see the extent of the action it’s in and how it’s become so cinematic, and cast itself into such a perfect movie.
How did you find the right balance in the movie between the nods to video games, which are pretty much all there, and making sure the movie still works like a movie?
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to draw on the experience of working on “Venom” and adapting the beloved source material, and know that, in the end, it has to work like a movie first, because regardless of version How realistic is the adaptation? OK, if it’s not entertaining, it’s all for naught. I want to make sure it behaves like a movie on its own two feet without having to rely on any knowledge of video games, it’s a great story, great characters , great action, everything that makes this one of these movies.
At the same time, you must respect the source material and ensure that it will satisfy those fans. You can’t take it too far from the original and you want to fill it with easter eggs and nods and other signs to let people know we share the same love for the original .
Is there a big difference between adapting a comic book like “Venom” and a video game like “Uncharted”?
I think it’s project specific. I don’t know if the approach is so special. I think it must be true to what you are posing. With “Venom”, things are probably easier because superhero movies are a long-standing genre that is loved by audiences, while video game adaptations don’t have such a long history. I think it’s a bit more difficult with “Uncharted” because of the somewhat negative association with video game adaptations.
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