Rumor: Matthew McConaughey To Star As Nathan Drake?
The sheer number of games that are set for their feature film debut is either exciting or worrisome. We all know that Hollywood can effectively destroy a great game or even an entire franchise; terrible game-to-movie adaptations are common.
But they had best not screw up a movie based on Naughty Dog's Uncharted series (the second title, Among Thieves hits later this year). Granted, the premise is perfect for a movie - it's basically a modern-day Indiana Jones - but Hollywood has proven they can screw up just about anything. We don't have any solid info on this project just yet, but according to ThePlayStationNetwork, Matthew McConaughey is in line to star as Nathan Drake. The popular actor has been in almost too many movies to mention, and his list of credits certainly includes similar films that might make him familiar with such a role. For our part, we find Drake to be a little more sardonically serious; we think McConaughey might be a bit too laid back for this character. But hey, he's an actor, right? He should be able to make the mold and step right into it. This is another one of those times where we can easily say, "oh, an Uncharted movie? ...that sounds like it could be great!" And we'll just stick with that; optimism is essential.
We'll let you know if any more details pop up about this project, which certainly hasn't been confirmed just yet. How many more games will make their way to the big screen?
4/23/2009 Ben Dutka