Columbia’s action-adventure movie will be based on the best-selling Playstation 3 game
Columbia's co-president Matt Tolmach will oversee the project along with Jonathan Kadin.
Russell is earning Oscar buzz for his next film, "The Fighter," which Paramount will release on Dec. 10. The Boston-based boxing picture stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo.
Russell is represented by CAA.