Hugh Jackman To Assume The Role Of Nathan Drake?
We know the "Uncharted" movie is coming and considering what we've heard from Naughty Dog, this is one film based on a game that has a real chance. You know, a chance to be something other than junk.
Naughty Dog has faith in the crew behind the movie and we can't look past that; such a crew of perfectionists wouldn't let their precious series suffer a terrible big-screen death, now would they? And they definitely need some star power to add to the overall appeal, which is why the role of Nathan Drake is an important one. During an interview with OPM UK, Drake voice actor Nolan North hinted that Aussie superstar Hugh Jackman might be on the top of a short list. North admits that he'd "love to do it as Nathan Drake," but he says he also "understands the reality of the business" and someone like Jackman would be a perfect fit. Said North:
"Jackman is who I’d like to see. I think the producers would like to see Jackman too, because he has that tough guy exterior, but [...] there’s also a lot going on behind his eyes. A lot of emotion and sensitivity on that brusque exterior, and he has great comic timing. He’s a phenomenal actor. I just hope I get a part on the movie so I can work with Hugh."
Well, it works. Jackman really is a damn good actor and he does fit the physical look and mold of Nathan Drake. Furthermore, although Drake doesn't have an Australian accent, one of his good buddies ('cough') in Uncharted 2 did (Harry Flynn) so maybe it's not so much of a stretch to say Drake is from the land down under. Besides, Naughty Dog says they've been amazed at how many girls love the game and...well, Hugh Jackman tends to bring in the ladies. This isn't final but if it happens, the movie will definitely be on the right track in our opinion.
10/28/2009 10:46:14 AM Ben Dutka