The sheer number of games that are set for their feature film debut is either exciting or worrisome. We all know that Hollywood can effectively destroy a great game or even an entire franchise; terrible game-to-movie adaptations are common.

But they had best not screw up a movie based on Naughty Dog's Uncharted series (the second title, Among Thieves hits later this year). Granted, the premise is perfect for a movie – it's basically a modern-day Indiana Jones – but Hollywood has proven they can screw up just about anything . We don't have any solid info on this project just yet, but according to ThePlayStationNetwork , Matthew McConaughey is in line to star as Nathan Drake. The popular actor has been in almost too many movies to mention, and his list of credits certainly includes similar films that might make him familiar with such a role. For our part, we find Drake to be a little more sardonically serious; we think McConaughey might be a bit too laid back for this character. But hey, he's an actor, right? He should be able to make the mold and step right into it. This is another one of those times where we can easily say, "oh, an Uncharted movie? …that sounds like it could be great!" And we'll just stick with that; optimism is essential.

We'll let you know if any more details pop up about this project, which certainly hasn't been confirmed just yet. How many more games will make their way to the big screen?

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Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

If it was to go to movie, Matthew McConaughey would be a perfect match, i loved him in fools gold, great movie and funny.

Heavenly_King
Heavenly_King
11 years ago

HOW ABOUT THE SAME ACTOR THAT PLAYS AS NATHAN IN THE GAME.

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

that never works.

they have their voices, but you want someone that looks like them, and im pretty sure the games characters arent molded after what their voice over looks like.

just like Christian Bale playing Solid Snake. David Hayter does the voice, but looks absolutely nothing like snake, bale is the correct decision.

McConaughey has done several 'treasure hunting' films so he should be able to make this one work.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Please god shoot me now. I take the Stewie stance on Matthew McConaughey.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Nooo, this guy is a douchecaptain!

JasperLoons
JasperLoons
11 years ago

I second that.

recks1jtp
recks1jtp
11 years ago

No way, not McConaughey… I've had this conversation before with friends when they first started talking about making the movie, and I think Nathan Fillion (from Firefly/Serenity) would be the perfect fit. He totally looks like him, and is funny too (if you've ever seen his work).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Fillion
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0277213/

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Fillion is awesome. As was both Firefly and Serenity.

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

My thoughts exactly. And don't forget Nathan was in that sci-fi/horror flick Slither which was good imo.


Last edited by sunspider13 on 4/23/2009 1:13:41 PM

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

And he even has half of the same name!

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Slither was awesome!

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

Didn't he do something in Halo 3?

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

beat me to it, man. Drake totally looks like Fillion.

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Flanigan

Joe Flanigan totally looks more like drake. He'd be perfect.

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

Man I loved Firefly and Serenity. Fillion would be PERFECT! Matthew McConaughey wouldn't work… he doesn't look or sound like Drake, which would just be weird.

Someone posted below that Ben Browder would be good as well. I completely agree. I'd be happy if either Fillion or Browder got the role.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Actually this is one of few games that would translate well into a movie if done right so I like this idea.

P.S. Matthew McConaughey is a turd.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

If they want anyone to play Nathan Drake they should get Nathan Fillion, he looks and sounds just like Drake!

JasperLoons
JasperLoons
11 years ago

I couldn't figure out who I would want to play him, but that's a very good suggestion.

recks1jtp
recks1jtp
11 years ago

That's what I'm sayin!!! My comment is still pending moderator approval, but I agree with that choice. Too bad the movie execs probably won't ever consider it.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I Didn't who Nathan Fillion was so I Google it and Wow it's like they based Nathan Drake on him.

shaydey77
shaydey77
11 years ago

I think Jack off Home and Away would be the best person to play Drake..(the cop that died recently for those that dont know).

Mc is good but he just seems irritable in most films..but i think thats more the roles he gets than anything else.

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

nice to see another Aussie in here. I may actually have to watch an episode of Home and Away now to see what the this bloke looks like.

shreevin
shreevin
11 years ago

Instead of wasting money on producing another craptastic VG movie why don't the production companies do something useful like support a 3rd world country or research a cure for some deadly disease. Maybe use the money for something useful like buying enough explosives to remove themselves from the map for good.

And as far as Mr. McConaughey is concerned…NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


Last edited by shreevin on 4/23/2009 11:52:41 AM

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

FAIL…

EPIC FAIL

PANICinc
PANICinc
11 years ago

Could be good!

I like Matthew McConaughey as an actor. He's alot like me and all my friends! Ever see Surfer Dude? Funny as hell!

Willcome2Urf
Willcome2Urf
11 years ago

I still think the captain from "serenity" would be best. Nathan Fillion, that's the guy.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@Morsecode…

Yes, he would make a great Nathan Drake. If they wanted a slightly British air to the character David Tennant would work well too, although lots of folks might not believe he's 'buff' enough.

Another possible choice is Ben Browder who does 'actiony' stuff, has the acting chops to manage this kinf od slightly sardonic hero part and actually looks very like Nathan Drake as well. I be he's a tad cheaper than Matthew McConaughey, and probably at least as well known (perhaps better known) to the kinds of movie goer that an Uncharted movie would target.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 4/23/2009 12:19:02 PM

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

Ben Browder .. good choice! I love Stargate

IronSpidey
IronSpidey
11 years ago

Well, I hate Matthew McConaughey… but he could be good. Look at what everyone said about Heath Ledger (god rest his soul) when he first got the joker part. He was to much a pretty boy, and yet he played the Joker perfectly.


Last edited by IronSpidey on 4/23/2009 1:04:59 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Yeah, that's a horrible comparison.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

in Sahara, Matthew, (were on a first name basis) was good and the roles are closely related.

Fillion does look a lot like Drake though but i think MM is the better actor and has more credentials!

I wouldn't be upset with either one playing the role!

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Anyone else think that Ryan Reynolds would be good for the part?

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

I don't know if Reynolds could pull it off.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I think Ryan reynolds may be able to pull it off, or even Brandon Fraser i loved him in the mummy movies.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Oh no, please not Brandon Frasier.
Every time I see him..yuck, he oozes of "pretty boy"

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

McConaughey could be a perfect fit for this character. Sahara was a good movie that I thought he did well in.

SHADOW
SHADOW
11 years ago

@ BEN: Typo alert: "The sheer number of movies that are set for their feature film debut" should say "games" not "movies".

MM could be good, Fillion could be good. I'd be interested in seeing either one play the role.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Thx, fixed.

…a few days off can screw with you. LOL

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I hope he does well in it he is an ok actor not one of my faves. Have to wait and see.

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

If only Bruce Campbell were twenty years younger…

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Or if hollywood had a time machine that we could retreive him with

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

Maybe he'll make a good Sully. I can almost hear him saying "El Goddam Dorado!" in that classic Campbell voice.

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

That would be so awesome…Bubba Ho-Tep was…was all sorts of awesome!

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

GOD NO! ANYBODY BUT MCONAUGHEY!!!

-Arvis

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

The only decent movie that MM has been in was Surfer Dude…

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

I think Dazed and Confused has something to say about that ūüėČ

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

"That's what I love about high school girls. I keep getting older and they stay the same age."

Deadman
Deadman
11 years ago

Dazed and confused is an awesome movie, but they need to go younger for the part maybe Shia Labeouf or someone just as old I see Drake as being much younger than MM or Nathan Fillion like mid twenties early thirty type. A basic young Indiana Jones.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Actually, he was good in Tropic Thunder. Not the greatest movie but certainly funny. I don't believe he is good enough to play Nathan Drake, he would bring shame to the Uncharted name.

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

I always envisioned Nathan Drake as a hip, young, everyman, not some washed-up, balding, 40-something who looks like he's on anti-depressants.