Destructoid: The biggest (of many) red flags here is that Mr. Russel clearly doesn't really respect the Uncharted games as stories, or videogames as potentially moving narrative experiences. Saying that videogames are "not about a narrative embracing you emotionally" really speaks to how little he knows or cares about the medium. And who can blame him? He's a film director. I don't expect him to know about videogames. In fact, I'd more expect him to dislike, or even fear videogames, as videogames are slowly eclipsing film as the most popular form of entertainment in the Western world.
That said, if Mr. Russel were adapting a book, or even a television show, for the big screen, you can bet he'd have a very different attitude. Can you imagine if the team behind the Harry Potter movies publicly announced that they were planning on making the films more like The Sopranos? They'd never dream of doing that, for fear of turning off the source material's fan base. I guess Mr. Russel isn't as concerned about turning off Uncharted's millions of fans, or worse, maybe he doesn't understand that Uncharted's fans truly love the characters and the world on Uncharted, just as much as any Harry Potter fan loves the Potter-verse.