Eat Sleep Play's David Scott Jaffe, co-lead designer of the the upcoming Twisted Metal weighs in on the upcoming flick
Look, guys, it's like this. Why care about who is playing Drake when the movie, from what I've seen of the script, resembles absolutely nothing of the product and source material in question? There is a jungle scene near the start of the film -- An important artifact is stolen -- Drake is hired along side his father and his uncle to track it down and put it back into the "right" hands. The rest of the flick will take place, seemingly, in the city and be tied to a very mob-like mentality. This isn't the "MOB" persay, but "A" mob so to speak. As of right now Drake finds out that the artifact in question belongs to his family and he is then reluctant to give it up and gets the FEDS and the "other" group on his trail. This is where his "family" comes into play and "Elena" is tossed into the mix as she works for the other guys, the "bad" guys. But she is somewhat enamored with Drake. This is your story line, guys. That is your story. Let it go. This movie could've been called anything. "The fighter" made 12 million on open and cost 25 million to make -- A cut in pay from both Mark and Bale. O'Russel, isn't making any new friends in Hollywood right now and Mark is only along for the ride because of a favor. That's how the biz works. Scratch my back, I'll scratch yours and we'll then both go down and get capped off after the premier. Yes, it'll recoup cost -- But it won't break much more than that. DVD sales and Streams will never generate enough money, due to the red tape involved, to give Paramount a substantial lead thru. He's going to be skating on thin Ice next year.
I really don't care who is playing Drake but I just wish the movie turns out (at least) good and makes the franchise some justice of course if it's as good as the games it's gonna be the best movie ever.
Who cares what Jaffe thinks? Honestly, I'm not sure who to blame about all of this. I'm hoping that Sony has final say over the script and casting, and that they ask Naughty Dog for their input. I really doubt that Naughty Dog will be happy with the way things are going. Some artists aren't in it for the money. ND has proven that, and so has Sony. (Sure, they want to make money, but giving devs 5+ years to make a game just proves that they're also interested in the final product.)
James Lafferty should play the role of Drake, since they clearly modeled Drake after him. They look and sound the same! They both even play the roles of someone named Nathan! James Lafferty plays Nathan Scott on One Tree Hill. My wife watches it, so I have to every now and then. As a fan of Firefly and Serenity, Nathan Fillion is a good actor! But he is not right for the role because of his accent and more importantly his age!
I started to like Jaffe in this precise moment.
1. No clue where you're getting your info from, Balt, but that sounds like crap for an "Uncharted" movie. 2. If what Jaffe says is true and the ND team have some control over what will happen in the movie or not, I'm very happy about that. 3. I still think everything I've heard so far points to making an action adventure movie that doesn't need the "Uncharted" title attached to it. I hope Sony keeps this in mind and doesn't just use the title to draw in video gamers who will walk away going "How the heck does that at all fit in with the GotY games I played?"
Wait wait wait. You have the script?
do you people not learn from your mistakes? lol ALL game to movies suck ass!! there were no decent ones. some people will disagree with me and say that silent hill was ok/good, but no, to me it was junk! a good/decent movie in my books is something i can watch easily once and thats it. no movies based on games were easy to watch. so il skip this one and just play uncharted 1, 2, 3 again. Hollywood are fast running out of ideas! inception was a breath of fresh air though :)
PoP recently was far from bad and one of the better action movies of 2010. Though, I did watch DOA the other day and while it's bad, it's bad in a great way. And, I thought up a drinking game. Every time you see the letters DOA, take a drink. Guaranteed to get you drunk in the first 20-30 minutes.
Sony is the main studio behind the movie and the people at Naughty Dog do have a big saying in what happens. I expect great things from the movie and maybe instead of following any of the games it will just be another adventure for Drake. Each of the games so far has told their own stories but served the universe as a whole. The movie could do the same.
How can it be just another adventure for Drake when the movie is going to be nothing like the games ......Nathan Drake suddenly becomes a man bringing justice for museums with help of papa drake and uncle drake.....Elena...Sully....... who the hell are those guys, why do we need them two when we have family ¬¬
Well that's it then. Jaffe is still a legend. Great feedback from Mr. GOW.
Why should we be concerned? We should have faith, right? Because as history as shown Hollywood has made amazing movies based on Video Games. Oh yeah they haven't. Yeah so I wonder why we would act suspicious. Get a clue Jaffe! You're talking out of your ass again!
I think that is what he was alluding to when he said this: "At the same time, movie makers often get stuck in a tired way of thinking."
I agree with Jaffe in the way the guy went about it, but at the same time. He defended Hollywood and basically told us to have faith in the movie makers. Which I think is absurd given the track record of Video Game movies.
Why are gamers being punished? Is it something we have done sony? Do you blame us for something...maybe something we havent purchased of yours, or maybe for not nominating a Sony owned game for GOTY? Why Sony, Why?! I mean, David Jaffe would make a better director than Dickhead O'Rustballs!
Amen. David hit the nail on the head. But it's not Sony and Naughty Dog that I think have sold out but the producers of the movie itself. It sounds like they were having a hard time finding a director and O'Russel was one of few quality directors who wanted to do it. But I don't trust O'Russel, that is who I'm concerned about. He's an arrogant asshole and the further he stays away from IP's I love the better.
Mark Walhberg in leading role for this movie makes it a pass for me. He just has not demonstrated the ability to play a character as witty and self deprecating as Drake.
You tell 'em, Jaffe!
I'm sorry but theres a little part of me inside that can't believe that the guys at NaughtyDog would let this happen....they must read the forums and understand the backlash this films getting when it's not even into the development stage yet. I just can't believe that David said that Uncharted only had a title name and characters...........the story is great, it's already set out and to get an actor who your bumchums with to play the main part based on your relationship with him instead of can he pull the part off is pathetic
i will NOT pay to see this atrocity of an adaptation. the games in it of themselves are of pure cinematic quality and to change the formula would be a disgrace to the franchise. jaffe is right, you don't need big names to pull off uncharted. i stand by nathan fillion. marky mark can not be nathan drake, nor can robert deniro be sully.
I think David Boreanez is the best Nathan
didn't think about him... now you mention it, he's a good shoe in as well. better than mark wahlberg any day.
"because it's just good mother fucking manners" Was this quote by David Jaffe.....or SHAFT?!
Jaffe.....you daaaaaamn right!!! LOL
this is random. I want a god of war 3 movie!
I love jaffe!
Who cares? Every time I hear about this douche bag they always mention a game he did back on the PS1 and PS2. That's like always mentioning Jace Hall's name w/ FEAR. Who cares that you had a hit game over 6 years ago. Give up your glory days and make something new. How many damn Twisted metal games do you need to make before someone understands that there's no market for it any longer. This is the same dirt bag that walked away from God of War 3
He didn't walk away from God of War 3. He did GOW, then, wrote GOW2. That's the extent of his involvement in the series. He left to make Eat!Sleep!Play! before GOW3 was even thought of. He has made phenomenal games. He has a great track record. It takes a LONG time to make some games. I'd say within six years is fairly relevant. I'm not sure why you dislike Jaffe. He has always been real with his fans and gamers in general. He's a legend because he's both a great game designer and a hardcore gamer. I'm hard-pressed to find any evidence of you being either.
agreed, hate that arrogant douche, an idiot who thinks he is cool after only making one moderately good hack and slash... i really want him to shut his disgusting mouth up !
I wish this guy would STFU and go on a media blackout until his game comes out. He would go on and on and throw his unwanted 2 cents about everything gaming related under the sun. Yet it took years to even admit that Twisted Metal is even under development. Even up to now there's no solid release date and there's not a word regarding Twisted Metal itself. But if you need a comment on games he's not even involved with? He'll talk your ears off. WTF!??
You may not want his two cents, but I think it's fairly obvious that thousands of others do.
Its not that I don't want his 2 cents. Its that he talks about everything else other than his own game. Info on his own game, the one coming out in 2011? Nothing. His opinion on everything else? Blah blah blah.
Jaffe also says "Amy,the crew at Naughty Dog, and the peeps at Sony will only allow the Uncharted flick to happen if it lives up to the franchise standards." That doesn't mean shit. It's not the first time a property has been sold for the O' mighty dollar. If the price is right money speaks louder than your baby. So I say be worried.
Oh, trust me. I'm worried. I'm honestly hoping they'll fire this clown and hire Peter Jackson/Wingnut Films.
I just don't think this is the right director for the film. O. Russell is know for his independent films, not big-budget blockbusters. If it were up to me, I'd get Gore Verbinski or Sam Riami to direct.
Jaffe hits the nail on the head again.
Meh...it will suck. Just like the other 87684478874531 movies based on games.
I think Ryan Reynolds suits the character of nathan drake really well
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