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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.

  1. Forrest_01
    Since: Jun 2009

    Uncharted the Movie has now fallen from the promise of ‘the movie that could make movies of games cool’ to simply ‘epic fail’ – Nothing against Mark Wahlberg personally, but he is such a poor choice for Drake (& why the need to introduce characters that haven’t even been introduced in the games?).

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:43.
    • Aquastyle
      Since: Jul 2010

      I agree, an epic failure in all ways possible. I’m actually irritated about them introducing new characters to the brilliant Uncharted universe, don’t they dare try to explain stuff about Nate’s past etc. etc.
      The best thing to do would probably be to just ignore* this whole film. Pretend that it doesn’t exist.
      *try to ignore

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:06.
  2. patch
    Since: Aug 2009


    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:44.
  3. BrendanCalls
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
    Since: Forever

    I hope to be proven wrong but I very much doubt Dirk Diggler will make a good Drake, LOL!!

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:45.
  4. Spence1115
    Since: Jul 2009

    This sounds awful now. Making up family members unnecessarily, probably greatly unrelated to the games, it’s not gonna go well. Never was gonna though was it?

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:48.
    • SuperHans
      Since: Apr 2010

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      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:57.
  5. rht992
    Since: Apr 2009

    hey lets be honest at least this way they don’t have to worry about addapting the story.
    they can make it fresh and we know these two work really really well together. from the sounds of things thats a great cast. lets not dispare yet guys

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:52.
  6. SuperHans
    Since: Apr 2010

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    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 16:54.
    • rht992
      Since: Apr 2009

      really? he’s been in a few big films over the years you’ll have heard of

      Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 19:07.
  7. Charmed_Fanatic
    Since: Aug 2009

    Dont care about the Actors … but to make stuff up for the movie … not a good start

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:05.
  8. ClubberLang
    Since: Jul 2010

    Lets see, one of the most charismatic and witty video game characters ever being played by the LEAST charismatic and whiny actor in hollywood…. Nathan Filton would have been perfect.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:08.
  9. gordon_strange
    Since: Nov 2009

    Wow. That’s a shocking decision. Perhaps he is very cheap and what with the risk in bringing games to the big screen, and them failing to capture the essence of the original medium, they decided to play safe? Who knows. The proof will be in the pudding……and with whalberg in the lead role that pudding will probably spotted dick n

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:10.
  10. moshi
    Since: Jun 2009

    Like any game to movie has been any good anyway.

    Comment posted on 24/11/2010 at 17:11.

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