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Mark Wahlberg is Nathan Drake

Movie to also feature Nate's uncle and father.

Looks like the calls for Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion to play the Uncharted series’ dashing hero Nathan Drake have fallen on deaf ears, as Mark Wahlberg (yes, that’s Max Payne) has confirmed in an interview with MTV News that he will be playing the role of Drake in the upcoming movie based on the games.

Wahlberg, who also appeared in The Other Guys and The Fighter, will play the role in a script written and directed by David O. Russell. “David is one of the best writer/directors I’ve ever worked with,” says Wahlberg in the interview. “The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we’ll be making that movie this summer.”

That “insane idea” doesn’t appear to be based on either of the games, however, with the actor also confirming that both Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci will also be appearing in the film adaptation, as Drake’s uncle and dad, respectively, neither of which have appeared thus far in the games.

The interview’s below.

Source: MTV, thanks VG247.

90 Comments
  1. BIGAL-1992
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    *Facepalm*

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:35.
    • scavenga
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      As an old hater of Marky Mark, I must say I tend to like Mark Wahlberg as an actor.

      As for this particular instance, I’m with BIGAL-1992 100% – *facepalm* upon *facepalm* upon *facepalm*…

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:50.
    • Aquastyle
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      I swear to god, I was about to post the exact same comment!

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:59.
      • scavenga
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        :)

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 21:29.
  2. ttuna
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    I dislike Mark Wahlburg quite a bit.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:35.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      He’s actually done a couple of pretty decent movies, tired kings, four brothers, the shooter. I enjoyed all of them in a cheesy shit sort of way. I just detest the fact he used to be marky mark, but everyone somehow seems to have forgotten that.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:41.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Lol. Or 3 kings even. Back when mark wahlberg was marky mark…

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:43.
      • rht992
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        the departed

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:50.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Ah. The departed indeed. Very good film that one.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:00.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Ah. The departed indeed. Very good film that one.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:00.
      • Porcupine_I
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Marky Mark? For me he will forever be Dirk Diggler :-D

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:44.
      • CCasey123
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        …This is how we used to make the party start..

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:48.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        We used to, mix hen with bacardi dark. By then you could hardly walk…

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:54.
  3. webby_15-0
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    well that ruined my day. thanks mark

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:37.
  4. gernboes
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    uh… not amused…

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:37.
  5. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Epic fail.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:39.
    • pvwradtke
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Oh Lord, what have we done to deserve this? I couldn’t agree more, epic fail!

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 23:41.
  6. hobgoblin
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Nothing against the actors, but just can’t see them in this film.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:39.
    • Mickey2010
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are poor choices in my eyes im shocked samuel l jackson isn’t innit he in everything know lol but i think nathan drake will make a decent Drake he has a witty side and he is a good action star.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 19:24.
  7. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    whose idea was this? They should be sacked.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:40.
    • Uhyve
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      I’m gonna blame David O. Russell for this. A man that disrespects the source material with such passion is someone who should be banned from doing any sort of adaptation. Seriously, take a look at this:

      “Right 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.”
      http://kotaku.com/5688397/this-uncharted-movie-rumor-cannot-possibly-be-true

      WORD IS. He’s not even played the game!? It’s unimaginable, I can’t believe someone can be that unprofessional and be successsful in any business on Earth. It boggles the mind.

      Why does Hollywood ruin everything…

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 18:43.
      • pvwradtke
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        It’s unbelievable that he had the guts to say that. The original Uncharted was so close to the Indiana Jones movies that it’s a shame that the director has not even tried to check out what he’s destroying.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 23:43.
  8. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Yay.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:40.
  9. eirekun
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    Ugh, “Uncharted: The Happening” coming to a streaming service near you – 2 weeks after theatrical release. Nathan Fillion or no deal.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:41.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Never going to give a $100m+ movie to a largely unknown actor

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:44.
      • eirekun
        Member
        Since: Sep 2009

        I think 14 million viewers for Castle would disagree.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:50.
      • Uhyve
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        But you can bet your ass that they’ll insult their entire fanbase for a big name.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 18:44.
  10. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    I really wanted Hugh Jackman, he has the ‘seen it all before’ look about him and a sense of humour in films which is close to Drake’s

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:43.
    • yogh_wayne
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Nah, Jackman wouldn’t have been a good choice either. They really should’ve gone for Nathan Fillion.

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:16.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Never heard of him & the studios struggle to give big bucks to projects without a big name.

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 18:52.
      • Jackarseboyz
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        But they have DeNiro, how much would that have costed?

        Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 20:23.
    • kevatron400
      Drake, baby.
      Since: Dec 2008

      @CC Never heard of Fillion? I’m surprised, Firefly and Castle are both pretty big.

      Comment posted on 25/11/2010 at 09:31.
      • Rocket_345
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        I’ve seen the advert for Castle whilst watching Takeshi’s Castle before school. Is Fillion the main bloke character?

        Comment posted on 25/11/2010 at 17:19.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Yup, he’s Count Takeshi and the others are doing challenges to try and storm his castle

        Comment posted on 25/11/2010 at 17:25.

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