The Uncharted movie is a thing that is happening. David O. Russell (Three Kings Flirting With Disaster and I â™¥ Huckabees) Is attached to write and direct the adaptation of the excellent PlayStation 3 action adventure. Many, including Lazygamer and the actor himself have been pretty keen on Nathan Fillion stepping in to the shoes of adventurer Nathan Drake.
Recent casting rumours have pegged another actor as the lead – and it’s a choice that’ll leave many gamers scratching their heads, wondering â€œwhy?â€ Those same rumours do have a positive though, which I’ll touch on first.
Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro have been rumoured to be reuniting for the Uncharted film. The duo have appeared together in a host of films, including Raging Bull ,Casino, Once Upon a Time in America, A Bronx Tale, and the legendary Goodfellas – and could team up again for the adaptation. There’s no word on who exactly they might play, but DeNiro would actually make a pretty amazing Scully – although I’d prefer the role went to Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell.
That’s the good bit. The rest is a little disheartening, to say the least. That same rumour attaches Mark Wahlberg to the project – ostensibly in the lead role. I take it nobody in production actually saw â€œMax Payne,â€ then?
It gets worse. The story apparently involves antique dealers in New York. According to the rumour â€œRight now, the script is being composed from scratch. Word is the actual video game didn’t have much there aside from a concept and a name.â€
I don’t think anyone wanted to watch a film redundantly based entirely on the stories from the games, but I’d like it to have a little more in common with the game than just â€œa concept and a name.â€
If you had any hopes that this would be the one to destroy the poor reputation that videogame to film adaptations have, you may need to abandon it. There’s always hope though that Uwe Boll makes â€œPostal 2,â€ right? Right?
Source : Showbiz411
Last Updated: November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010 at 12:04
I’m a big fan of Mark Wahlberg but how could they even consider looking past Nathan Fillion for this one?
It just doesn’t make any sense
November 15, 2010 at 12:07
Exactly! Fillion has “the look” and the renegade adventurer credentials!
Aussious XBox Defector
November 15, 2010 at 13:11
Haha yeah Marky Mark does it again…
Bobby Kotick for Dummies
November 15, 2010 at 13:22
That’s like casting John Cena as Nathan Fillion, and no offence to Marky Mark, he was actually pretty cool in Rock Star, but… this is just wrong.
November 15, 2010 at 21:58
I’d rather watch the game’s cutscenes :unsure:
November 16, 2010 at 05:23
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November 16, 2010 at 06:23
If that’s what the script is going to be (something not even close to the game) then it’s probably better that Nathan isn’t attached to it at all.
November 26, 2010 at 17:00
Nathan Fillon is the perfect choice for Nathan Drake
November 30, 2010 at 10:50
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