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More (Vague) Uncharted Movie Details

I could've used that ol' his-grabbin-his-junk picture, but that's been played out.

Back in October, Dawdle gave us some more news on the forthcoming Uncharted movie, which seems to have David O. Russell on board as both a director and writer. Today, MTV Multiplayer confirmed the casting decision of the leading man Nathan Drake: Mark Wahlberg.

For quite some time it seemed fans had been pulling for Nathan Fillion, who even expressed an interest in the role via Twitter. Personally, considering his past roles, it seemed like it would make a lot of sense given Drake's sense of humor.

However, as we all know, certain directors tend to work with certain actors more frequently, which isn't even wholly unheard of in the history of acting; in many ways, it makes sense, given they establish a working relationship that benefits the coming together of a cast. Considering his latest role in Russell's The Fighter, and previous roles in films such as I <3 Huckabees, seeing Wahlberg here isn't wholly a surprise.

As to his capability of playing Drake? Personally, I could see it physically, but I'm not 100% certain he can capture the humor--depends on how dark it goes, I suppose.

Otherwise, Wahlberg also confirmed that Russell is trying to get both Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro in the film to play his uncle and father respectively. Since the games have alluded to Drake's ancestry (particularly to Sir Francis Drake), this seems to make a bit of sense, if the stories are not going to mimic the plot of the games absolutely, which may be preferable. If I'm going to sit in a theater, I'm not entirely sure I would want to see the exact same cutscenes that I'd already seen and played through in some regard (which was one of my criticisms of the Watchmen movie as well). Different media, different strengths.

As to how it will all play out? I suppose I'm still curious as to who other casting choices may be, and whether or not characters such as Elena will be present (considering Hollywood's penchant for having a bit of romance, and this being the film that would seemingly fall into that, I can't imagine them not having her).

6 Comments

Nexus said:

Okay, they ruined it. I'm calling it now.
There's just no way Wahlberg can properly convey Nathan Drake's wit and charm.
I'm sorry to any fans of Mark, but he just doesn't fit the role.

jayoshi said:

UGH! Why Marky Mark? This movie is officially doomed.

Raphael said:

Agreed. Wahlberg has none of Drake's charm. It's a very different kind of hero.

Karrde said:

Yeah, not feeling it. I'd so much rather have seen Fillion or Joe Flanigan take on the role. This goes from "will watch in theater" to "might catch on DVD in a few years or if someone else rents it."

jayoshi said:

Yeah, Joe Flanigan would of been perfect. Now Drake will go from charming to douchebag. I'll end up waiting for it to come out for Netflix instant.

Limeade said:

I have been rather frowny about this news. I can't see Mark doing Nathan Drake, especially with the need for Whedonesque quippiness and punchy delivery and wit.

I really hoped Nolan North and Emily Rose would play Nathan and Elena in the movie adaptation. They had to do stunts and in-person acting and chemistry... so it is already something to hit the ground running with. How disappointing.

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