We know the "Uncharted" movie is coming and considering what we've heard from Naughty Dog, this is one film based on a game that has a real chance. You know, a chance to be something other than junk.

Naughty Dog has faith in the crew behind the movie and we can't look past that; such a crew of perfectionists wouldn't let their precious series suffer a terrible big-screen death, now would they? And they definitely need some star power to add to the overall appeal, which is why the role of Nathan Drake is an important one. During an interview with OPM UK , Drake voice actor Nolan North hinted that Aussie superstar Hugh Jackman might be on the top of a short list. North admits that he'd "love to do it as Nathan Drake," but he says he also "understands the reality of the business" and someone like Jackman would be a perfect fit. Said North:

"Jackman is who I’d like to see. I think the producers would like to see Jackman too, because he has that tough guy exterior, but […] there’s also a lot going on behind his eyes. A lot of emotion and sensitivity on that brusque exterior, and he has great comic timing. He’s a phenomenal actor. I just hope I get a part on the movie so I can work with Hugh."

Well, it works. Jackman really is a damn good actor and he does fit the physical look and mold of Nathan Drake. Furthermore, although Drake doesn't have an Australian accent, one of his good buddies ('cough') in Uncharted 2 did (Harry Flynn) so maybe it's not so much of a stretch to say Drake is from the land down under. Besides, Naughty Dog says they've been amazed at how many girls love the game and…well, Hugh Jackman tends to bring in the ladies. This isn't final but if it happens, the movie will definitely be on the right track in our opinion.

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psxmax
psxmax
11 years ago

Ben, who would you pick for Chloe?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Don't care. Whoever it is, she won't be as hot as the virtual Chloe. 😉

to_far_apart
to_far_apart
11 years ago

I could see a kate beckinsale for her role =p

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Always liked Beckinsale. Still…

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Why not get the person who provides the voice for her…Claudia Black. For those who don't know what she looks like she was in Pitch Black and in the sci-fi series Farscape. Besides I think she's hot, something about women and firearms…


Last edited by sunspider13 on 10/28/2009 5:44:59 PM

AshT
AshT
11 years ago

@sunspider13, well chole's character is kinda young for claudia black, IMO.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Claudia Black isn't that hot. Kate seems like a more likley choice.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Kevin what? But she's definitely pretty lol.
Hope you're not just saying that coz' she's older 😉

___________
___________
11 years ago

angelina jolie?
than uncharted could truly be the new tomb raider.
admit it your going to miss this a$$

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Kojima also wanted him for Snake…Sheesh!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Jackman does remind me of Snake from Metal Gear Solid on PS1.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

yeh he does kinda remind me of him too he could do it aslong as he puts on this cool snake voice

KING313
KING313
11 years ago

He'd be a good Snake but not Drake. He's too old and it just wouldn't be right.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

I'd think he would make a good snake because he has the best balance of look/voice. Snake is just too iconic to get right, I mean that trade mark look and his grunt.

For Nathan he does seem a little manly. Nathan is more of a athletic type not brute force, ex: Wolverine.

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

This is merely a rumour, Kojima – from my knowledge – has never, in actuality, conveyed this. Hope it's true nonetheless.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

no kojima wanted kurt russell

Bonampak
Bonampak
11 years ago

I think the Kurt Russel thing comes from Kojima basing Solid Snake on the Snake Pliskin character.

Solid snake AKA iroquois pliskin.

Jiggy
Jiggy
11 years ago

I would so rather have Hugh Jackman play the role of Drake than Matthew Mcconadouche'

But I still think Nathan Fillon is the perfect choice.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Yea, Hugh would be better then Matthew Mckindagay.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Nathan Fillon?!……You gotta be kiddin' me!

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

Do you mean Nathan Fillion? Because dear God…no.

AshT
AshT
11 years ago

i agree, Nathan Fillion wud fit better as Drake

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Nathan Fillon to me would fit Drake best, he looks and sounds just like drake!

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

What's with the Matthew McConaughey hate(not that I'm defending him)?

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Nathan Fillion can't even carry a TV show, and you want him as a lead character in a movie?! Pffft….

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Someone here didn't watch Firefly it seems. He's likeable, looks the part, and is very easy to root for.

ExhumeART
ExhumeART
11 years ago

Nathan from his Firefly days would be perfect. Now? Not so much.

Strifewind
Strifewind
11 years ago

I definitely agree that Nathan Fillon would fit the role of Drake so well. He's got a similar voice, a strong visual resemblance, and even his personality is almost identical… check out an episode of Castle on hulu.com and you'll see what I mean.

The only downside is that Nathan Fillon was the model and voice actor for Sergeant Buck in Halo 3: ODST… lol.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I think hugh Jackman is a perfect idea for the role of drake.
Agree with you Jiggy way better choice than Matthew McCaunghy or whatever !

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

Hugh Jackman is definitely a worthy choice. If anyone could pull Nathan off, it's him.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

No ND don't do it! Just use Nolan North!!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Oh man the wife is gonna like this. She keeps asking me who would play Drake. She's a fan of Jackman. 🙁

Ha!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Honestly, is there a wife that ISN'T? 😉

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

Haha, no kidding, I think Jackman is the fantasy of every wife/girlfriend out there.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Probably, Jackman's wife, when he's coming home late from all those filmings.

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
11 years ago

I think it would be cool if Nolan North played Drake in the Uncharted movie. All he needs to do is work out for a few months to get Drake's physical stature, and he's got it!

It would be so cool if the voice and motion capture actor of the in-game character were able to play that same character in the film.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

A little too old…..but not a horrible choice.

Bandit1
Bandit1
11 years ago

I think James Roday would be good as Drake, he already looks like him, he's got the humor, but he'd have to toughen up a bit.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

I thought about him too I think he would be a great fit for the part but now that they might actually be targeting Hugh I can't decide who I'd rather see playing Drake.

archs13
archs13
11 years ago

sounds good to me.

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

ben, sorry but harry flynn has got one of the most english accents i've ever heard and is not australian at all. better watch out before the aussies come out and flame you!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Is it? Sorry, I'm not good with dialects.

But when I hear "mate," I guess I just think "Australia." LOL

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

The game's manual says he is english .

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
11 years ago

Oooooooooh!!!!!!!! Burned!


Last edited by The_R0gue_Ninja on 10/28/2009 3:45:04 PM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Whats up with the English vs Aussie hate. All I know is that at one point Australia was the English prison island…

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

If Doughnut Drake makes an appearance, Ralphie May gets my vote…


Last edited by n/a on 10/28/2009 11:38:22 AM

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Whoever gets the role better play the game before they start filming, as well as talk to ND & North to learn about the character. We don't want another Max Payne or Hitman.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

i think it still needs to be nolan north, i dont think i will feel the character as much not hearing nates voice. same would go for hayter and snake.

but i do like jackman so we'll see what they can do!

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

North just cant ever be lead..Hes not a big name star that a movie like this needs (from a marketing point of view).

Also correct me if Im wrong, but in some of his pictures North doesnt appear to be the physically fit type to do the jumping, climbing parts of the movie…

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Agreed.