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?