Casting Call: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

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Welcome Ladies and Gents, to another edition of Casting Call. This week we take a look at one of the PS3’s true gems, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

Now with three two Tomb Raider movies, two National Treasures, three Indiana Jones movies, the new one on the way and a bunch of movies starring Michael Douglas, who the hell needs another treasure hunting movie? We do dammit!

As if we could ever get enough of them. Uncharted follows the adventure of Nathan Drake, who is accompanied by his friend Victor “Sully” Sullivan and a journalist name Elena Fisher (in the hopes of filming the a blockbusting documentary). When coordinates inscribed on a family ring lead Nathan to the coffin of his ancestor, Sir Francis Drake, the famous pirate, he finds a diary that points him to the fabled city of El Dorado. Action, explosions and adventure ensues.

So then, a great plot for a movie. The full image and cast after the jump!

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The Cast:

Nathan Drake – Nathan Fillion

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Many fans of the series believe that Naughty Dog just don’t want to admit that they modeled the game’s hero after Nathan Fillion. Heck, they even share first names!

Nathan Fillion is one of those actors who you recognise but just can’t remember where you’ve seen him. If you are one of those people, let me help you out a little. He has been involved in TV shows mostly, with a movie role here and there, a few of his roles have been in projects such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Desperate Housewives, Drive, Lost, Saving Private Ryan and the Firefly movie adaptation, Serenity. Not bad. He was also the voice of Sarge in Halo 3 and is currently filming his role in the Wonder Woman film.

Elena Fisher – Ellen Page

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Hmmm, another case of similar names, purely coincidental this time round. Born in 1987, Ellen Page has been acting since the age of ten. You will recognise her for her role as Kitty Pride in the third X-Men movie as well as her Oscar and Golden Globe nominated performance for best actress in the movie Juno. We really hope that she doesn’t let the nominations go to her head and agrees to take the role of Elena Fisher. Not only does she look the part, but she is able to deliver a great performance too, just ask Mr. Oscar.

Victor “Sully” Sullivan – Tommy Lee Jones

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Now I know that you are thinking that Tommy Lee Jones is possibly looking a little ripe for this role, but it’s amazing what they can do with make-up and CG these days. Now keeping in line with my rules of Casting Call, you might think that Tommy Lee Jones is a little too A-list for this role. Well let me tell you something, after he took the role as Two-Face in “Thatman Forever” (I refuse to refer to it as a real Batman movie), I’m pretty sure he can be talked into playing just about anything.

Gabriel Roman – Ed Harris

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Now I had a bit of a tough time hunting down someone who could take on the role of the villainous treasure hunter, Gabriel. I ultimately came to the conclusion that I needed an actor who has grey hair, and can pull off the role of a really good “baddie”.

If you have ever seen “The Rock” (the movie not the wrestler), you will know that Ed Harris is capable of doing exactly that, not to mention that his hair is grey, awesome. He is slightly past his due date as well which means that I’m sure that with a convincing argument, we could get him to take the role and bring even more experience to the line up of actors in the film.

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Done deal.

Well, that’s the end of this weeks Casting Call, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed plastering someone’s face onto the Uncharted cover art using Photoshop. As always, let me know if you thought that there was someone better for any of the roles. If you have any suggestions for any games that you think should be made into a movie, leave it in the comments as well and I will look into it.

Yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum.

Last Updated: May 6, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Ganaesh

    Hells yeah for Nathan Fillion!

  • Nice one. I reckon Drake looks more like Sean Bean, but I think Fillion is a better fit character and accent wise.

  • Not a bad call, but I think Bean is a little too old for the role as well.

  • David

    I reckon Peter Krause http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0470244/ would be a much better Nathan.

  • Jay

    The guy who played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films Would be a better choice for Gabriel Roman. I think his name is Jason Isaacs

  • wut about russell crow?

  • Kcat10

    The only man to play Nathan Drake is NATHAN FILLION! He’s the man we’ll pay to see! All of his Firefly Browncoats, and all of his Castle Castillions will rise and unite and come support “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” if you cast the one and only Nathan Fillion!

  • Kcat10

    Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake! Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake!

  • Sharane

    Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake…duh!

  • carol10010

    Nathan Fillion must be cast as Nathan Drake. End transmission.

  • Adam407

    Wow. Nathan Fillion, Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Harris, Ellen Page? I’d absolutely, 1,000% go see that movie! I like all of those actors a lot, but Fillion is just flat out perfect for this part. Make it happen Hollywood!

  • Ted

    I remember playing Drakes Fortune for the first time and thinking to myself, “No way, how come nobody told me Nathan Fillion worked on this game?!”. IMDb proved to me otherwise but still, the resemblance is BAFFLING! All the more reason that Nathan Fillion should play Nathan Drake in the Drakes Fortune movie!

  • PeeBee

    Fillion for Drake!!! Ashly Burch rocks!!! Huge fan of both!!!

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/uncharted-2-hawp/59110

    OH, OH, She should be in the movie too!!! OMG, all our heads would explode from sheer awesomeness and the circle would be complete!!!

    *head explodes, dies happy* :w00t:

  • Sofia

    Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake!

  • btrktn

    Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake 2010!! The ONLY choice!!!

  • Yellow Words

    Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake!!!

  • Nathan Fillion should be Nathan Drake. If it needs to be explained to you and you’re the one calling the shots… Well maybe you shouldn’t be making those important decisions. It’s a no brainer. Nathan Drake is 1 part Indy 1 part solo. That equals an awesome character that can only be played by Fillion. Watch Firefly watch Drive, watch Castle: Drake meet Fillion, Fillion meet Drake hey you guys have the same name… Huh.

  • tinsr

    Nathan Fillion is the only choice for Nathan Drake

  • looseseal

    Nathan Fillion: the only choice!

  • Bryan P.

    Nathan Fillion!!!

  • Lone

    Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake = An Uncharted movie worth seeing.

  • mallory66352

    Fillion for Drake!!!

  • jt16787

    100% agree! Fillion for Drake.

  • Tonya J

    Nathan Fillion, the Gold Seal choice for Nathan Drake!

  • Kcat10

    We want Nathan Fillion to be cast as Nathan Drake! Yes! NATHAN FILLION is the BEST choice to play Nathan Drake! He’s got action hero written all over him, with the biceps to prove it. He’s extremely handsome, bright, clever, sexy, hot, young and devilishly funny. And he wants this role as much as we want it for him!

    It’s his turn to be the next powerful leading man on the big screen. We Browncoats and Castillions are determined to get him up where he belongs, and keep him there. He has single-handedly transformed the term “geek” into “sexgod.” He’s an up-and-coming A-list movie star with muscle and heat and he’s a-comin’ to take over feature films! I feel it! Grab him while you can for the Uncharted franchise. Because he’ll also make the best Indiana Jones when they re-boot those movies!!

    In his campaign to be Nathan Drake, we Browncoats and Castillions rise up and firmly support our Captain Nathan Fillion!

  • B.

    Fillion for Drake! And Bruce Campbell as Sully.

  • YP

    Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!… Nathan Fillion for Drake!!!…

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