And here I was thinking it was tough to discern fact from fiction in the world of video game reporting. Apparently, in the film realm, nothing is true until it actually happens.

Either that, or everyone just wants to keep things under wraps for now. Tough to say. But as many of you know, it was reported by the L.A. Times that the upcoming movie based on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune would boast a "family dynamic" and Mark Wahlberg as the lead actor. Both were hit or miss amongst fans of the game but now it appears that in fact, none of this has been confirmed. In speaking to Joystiq , Naughty Dog director Justin Richmond says the film's director, David O. Russell, denied the Times' report:

"First of all, all that stuff was denied by David O. Russell. He actually called us up and was like, 'I don't know what these guys are talking about.'"

He also went on to say that Wahlberg wasn't confirmed to play Nathan Drake and it's all just "Hollywood gossip." So does this mean the overwhelming favorite of the Uncharted followers, Nathan Fillion, is still a possibility…? Well, given Russell's apparent search for serious star power for this project, probably not. As for the plot point involving Drake's family, that wasn't really popular, either.

Okay, so maybe scratch all that. Or maybe not. Maybe Russell just doesn't want to talk about it yet. Who knows?

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BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Serious star power or not, I still want to see Nathan Fillion in the role as Drake.

I mean, how else does one get to be a star-power unless they're ever given the chance to be all they can be?

And especially in the role that's exactly that "perfect fit" for him!!!!

HighOnFire
HighOnFire
9 years ago

Fillon as Drake and Jeff Bridges as Sully played just like Lebowski. Best. Movie. Ever.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I still think they should make Bruce Campbell drop a few pounds and put him in as Sully.

frostface
frostface
9 years ago

Hell yeah, but first let him get into shape for one more Evil Dead! But he'd be perfect for Sully. Good call dude!

Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

The big lebowski is the most awesome movie.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I agree with HighOnFire on Jeff Bridges playing the part of Sully!

I'm watching the Netflix movie "Men who stare at goats" right now and in it, Jeff Bridges(minus the pony tail) could be the splitting image of Sully.

manofchao5
manofchao5
9 years ago

@worldendswithme

im not even sure yet, both bridges and campbell could be great sullies
campbell goes well as a sidekick in burn notice and jeff bridges did great as the screw over friend in iron man
they should fight to the death for the position:P

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Please just cancel the movie. The games are good enough. Don't ruin the friggin franchise, PLEASE!

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i have to agree. only because hollywood screws everything up

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Its a shame but you may have provided the best option. I recently stated that I would Love to see a God of War movie. I immediately got a reply of NO from a commentor.

Great movies can be made out of our game franchises! There is no doubt in my mind that it CAN be done. Question is… Once all is said and done and we fade to black…Will Hollywood create a Great movie?

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

Yeah they can be done right, but unfortunately Hollywood isn't going to make those movies the way their suppose to be. I mean we all know @ this point that the are never gonna really follow storyline of the video-game down to the T they're always gonna try to throw in they're own plot twists & turns & that's were the movies usually turnout not to be so good.


Last edited by GuyverLT on 12/28/2010 5:30:32 PM

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

the only people that know how 2 make a movie based off the game are the CREATORS of the game.

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

Maybe the early info was released to gauge public views of the project. Maybe they actually care and pulled a Sucker Punch and are making changes accordingly.

Who am I kidding, this is Hollywood! They will produce the movie they think will make the most money! Audience be damned!

Seriously, maybe its a good thing that nothing is concrete. Marky wasn't on my radar for this whatsoever but he may have been able to pull it off. It was definitely a gamble. Now its anyones guess who will fill the Uncharted shoes.

JPBooch
JPBooch
9 years ago

Truth be told. I actually scoured the internet looking fo this guys email address to write him a death threat if he butchered the franchise.

Thinker
Thinker
9 years ago

Something like that is NEVER funny.

People nowadays think they are entitled to everything they want.

spiderboi
spiderboi
9 years ago

Boo dude, just boo. Guys like you give internet freedom a bad reputation.

JPBooch
JPBooch
9 years ago

Easy guys, I was kidding. It would have been a strongly worded letter on what makes the franchise great and how he was going to piss off a lot of people. I'm not Jeffrey Dommer for Pete's sake.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

THANK GOD.

Everything about this film must be meticulously done, it isn't just to cater to us fans either. It has to be good, and both those ideas were bad. I hope the director feels a ton of pressure by ND to get things right. This is a no fail situation.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Coming soon Uncharted : The Movie the game.

Available on all major consoles.

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

Uncharted: the cereal
Sully talking doll: "goddammit kid"


Last edited by leatherface on 12/28/2010 5:49:37 PM

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
9 years ago

Personally, I'd say they should just get Nolan North to be Drake…

Xombito
Xombito
9 years ago

Movies past and present have proven that it doesn't need star power to be successful. Just saw Dr. Horrible recently for the first time and Fillion looked so much like Drake (if a tad chubbier.) Producers should see it and his other films just so they can see that is he Drake and not Wahlberg or Cruise or, heaven forbid, Matthew Mconaughey like it was rumored at one point. If they want to add more star power, why not add some major stars surrounding him? It's been done before. I think Harrison Ford should play Sully for example. He's the right age and always came off as a retired version of Indiana Jones or Han Solo.


Last edited by Xombito on 12/28/2010 5:46:36 PM

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

You scared me Xombito, "Matthew McConaughey"

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

I'm not familiar with Nathan Fillon, but this guy doesn't have a Drake feel to me. Seriously, Uncharted doesn't need a movie…just leave it a game.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Exactly.

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

isn't the uncharted series close enough to a movie as it is anyway?

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

On the money. Uncharted is best experienced as a game because that's they way it was introduced. You can't take a familiar character and then remake him for a new movie. The unfamiliar won't notice, but we will. I used to watch Transformers in the 80's and I can accuartely say…the Michael Bay movies are disrespectful. Hope Michael Bay doesn't try to make an Uncharted movie. It will have a great musical score, but terrible plot and characters. Oh how I hate these kiddy Transformer movies with unfamiliar, but familiar Robots.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

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Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

IGN posted their video preview. Shows some new footage.

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

It's most likely not fillon. There's a video of guy asking David in person to cast fillon and David doesn't know who he is.

Ergi
Ergi
9 years ago

Does kinda give hope that it might not be Mark Wahlberg…
I mean if they are gonna make a movie anyway, i'm kinda glad it might not be Wahlberg after all.

RebelJD
RebelJD
9 years ago

If Nathan Fillion is the best fit to play Nathan Drake then a petition needs to be started. At first I was like "Cool, Mark Wahlberg" but then I was like "hell no, not Mark Wahlberg". The Uncharted video game series already gives us a stellar cinematic experience. We need a film that's going to be at par if not better than what the video game franchise has already delivered. From the start though, I was totally against the family themed story.

Lets hope they do a good job when the time comes.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

RebelJD,

There's already a petition started,to get Nathan Fillion as Drake here…..

http://www.petitiononline.com/fildrake/petition.html

spiderboi
spiderboi
9 years ago

BikerSaint, how do I vote or get a plus one for Nathan as Drake? ūüôā

Good call by World as well, Bruce Campbell as Sully would rock!

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Nathan Fillion Still has a chance people.
Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Spiderboi,
Just hit the "click here" button near the bottom of that link's page.
Then when the new page opens up, just input your name, email addy & write in your own comment.
Then hit the send button.

That's all there is to it…it should take less than a minute, unless you want to make a longer comment.

BTW, you can also hide your info from the public too if you wish to do so(the left of where you input your info).


Last edited by BikerSaint on 12/28/2010 10:53:33 PM

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

The worst part is I'm going to go see it. No matter who's in it or who's directing it, I'm going to be off to the theater to watch whatever crud these clowns in Hollywood put out with the Uncharted name on it.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Well, that's a relief. Maybe they aren't intent on murdering what has quickly become one of my favourite franchises. Although, I'd still prefer to see it as a spin-off to the games, rather than adaption. That way if people become interested in playing it based off what they've seen they don't have to get the same story twice.

Also, most straight adaptions are just plain bad. Case in point: Every Harry Potter movie up to the sixth. Give us something new.
Peace.

___________
___________
9 years ago

who cares who plays drake?
honestly put Santa in there for all i care!
the movies going to suck either way, so can we just get this over and done with please!?

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
9 years ago

If the movie picks good actors and follows Uncharted Drakes Fortune to the tee, it will be a good movie regardless because the writing and story are so good.

bamf
bamf
9 years ago

it would be great to see naughty dog create an epic animated uncharted movie. i think they'll do a better job than hollywood will.

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

Honestly if Wahlburg gets the role as nathan drake i'll defently won't watch it who the heck wants marky mark and the funky bunch singer in a great game movie make? I surely don't. If Leslie Neilsen was still alive he would of played a great Sully. RIP Leslie!

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Sivakis
Sivakis
9 years ago

Seriously though…. Jensen Ackles…Russell should definitely consider him for the role – just watch Supernatural the tv series.