Uncharted Movie: Wahlberg Not The Worst Bit

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.



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

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

  2. 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

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

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

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

    • 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. ;)

      • 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?

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

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

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

      • that sound relatively boring..

      • Is this a Kinect game?

      • No Milo is apparently axed now…

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

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

  6. 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

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

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

    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.:(

  9. No Sully!?

    • Or the two girls? This film sucks already

  10. I wish this had never been licensed

    • 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..’

    • i bet you have captured n.dogs thoughts
      certainly mine

      • 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.

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