Mark Wahlberg is Nathan Drake

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.”

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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.

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90 Comments

  1. *Facepalm*

    • 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*…

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

  2. I dislike Mark Wahlburg quite a bit.

    • 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.

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

      • the departed

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

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

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

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

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

  3. well that ruined my day. thanks mark

  4. uh… not amused…

  5. Epic fail.

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

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

    • 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.

  7. whose idea was this? They should be sacked.

    • 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…

      • 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.

  8. Yay.

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

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

      • I think 14 million viewers for Castle would disagree.

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

  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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