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Uncharted Movie: Wahlberg Not The Worst Bit

Uh oh.

Films of video games don’t always work out for the best, but hopes were initially high for the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s genre-leading adventure.  However, it appears that the upcoming Uncharted movie will have its own problems for some hardcore fans, away from the lead role.

You’ll remember that Mark Walhberg, believe it or not, is going to play Nathan Drake.  Gamers groaned at the time, many believing the likes of Nathan Fillion would be much better suited, but wait until you hear what David O. Russell has planned: the film is going to feature a hefty dose of family values.

“This idea really turns me on that there’s a family that’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities… [a family] that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and meets out justice,” said Russell, speaking to Latino Review, and presumably referring to the bizarre castings of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci as Drake’s dad and uncle.

“We’ll have the family dynamic, which we’ve done in a couple of movies now,” he said. “And then you take that and put it on the bigger, more muscular stage of an international action picture, but also put all the character stuff in it. That’s a really cool idea to me.”

Well, you know, it’s not to some of us.  We just want Drake running about.

Via NeoGAF.

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61 Comments
  1. gordon_strange
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I think I speak for us all when I say ‘please god, no’

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:01.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      100% agreed. I was looking forward to this, not anymore. Walhberg was bad, but reading this, it doesn’t look good for it

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 11:55.
  2. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    I don’t mind Whalberg at all, Three Kings was good and The Fighter is supposedly great, but its starting to look like David O. Russell wants to make his own movie & it just happens to have someone called Nathan Drake in it

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:02.
    • Person678
      BOOM! Headshot!
      Since: Jan 2009

      Exactly, I really don’t see the problem with Whalberg.

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:12.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Like I said. Wahlberg can pull this off. It’s the writers that will screw this up big time…

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 12:02.
    • gernboes
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      you just saved me writing a comment… well, almost…

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 12:04.
    • AJ
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      He really isn’t a horrible actor… Maybe not the first actor you’d think of when it comes to Nathan drake, but I guess well have to wait until screen demon does their review. ;)

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 12:06.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Why oh why do they all have to meddle? Wouldn’t David O Russell be better off writing his own “family values” script to star Marky Mark rather than tacking the plot onto an IP that already has it’s own story?

        Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 13:22.
  3. Kovacs
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I look forward to not paying to see this and catching it, drunk, at Christmas 2015.

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:02.
  4. DrNate86
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    What I find worrying is the thought of families turns him on..

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:03.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      New from Waddingtons: Incest – A game the whole family can play

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:11.
      • TSBonyman
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        that sound relatively boring..

        Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:17.
      • JesseDeya
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Is this a Kinect game?

        Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:28.
      • BLAGGER
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        No Milo is apparently axed now…

        Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:30.
      • rht992
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        actaully he’s just in hidding after O. russel had a shot on the game

        Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 12:14.
  5. Crazy_Del
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    If I want to watch Uncharted movie – I’ll just replay Uncharted 1 and 2.
    Simples!

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:05.
    • BLAGGER
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      My thoughts exactly…

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:31.
  6. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I understand that a direct film version of (one of) the game(s) would be a bit pointless but how hard would it be to just write another, original, story in the same style. I mean really an Indiana Jones film with Nathan Drake, some hot ladies and a wisecracking older man with a cigar is the recipe for a great Uncharted film

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:07.
    • Galiophaurus
      Member
      Since: Jun 2010

      So true … this is all that is needed to pull off a new great film franchise …

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 13:38.
  7. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    a lesson in how to make something which could have been exciting sound very boring.

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:07.
  8. solidsteven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    FUUUUUUUUU………
    NO!NO!NO!
    That is not Uncharted, They hve effed it already.
    Family vaules, what is drake going to stop in a middle of a gunfight and tell us about respecting your parents.:(

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:09.
  9. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    No Sully!?

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:10.
    • Charmed_Fanatic
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Or the two girls? This film sucks already

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:28.
  10. Mick939
    Member
    Since: Forever

    I wish this had never been licensed

    Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 10:12.
    • Pete_UK
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      I wish they’d take more care before giving the license to someone with no respect of the established story and style, which to me notes a lack of respect of the fans that made the movie license a possibility in the first place.

      ‘Yo dawg, we heard ya like treasure huntin’, so we put a sink in your sink! Oh wait..’

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 12:49.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      i bet you have captured n.dogs thoughts
      certainly mine

      Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 14:35.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        If that’d been the case they would have kept tighter creative control.

        I’m willing to bet N. Dogs thoughts are more along the lines of “How are we gonna spend all this money?” than concern for their IP.

        Comment posted on 02/12/2010 at 17:57.

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