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.