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Nathan Fillion Gunning For Role Of Nathan Drake

If they have to make an "Uncharted" movie, perhaps there's only one thing they need to do- cast Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake.

After the confirmation that David O. Russell has signed on to write and direct the big-screen adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, people have started to wonder...who's gonna play Drake? Well, Nathan Fillion - of "Firefly" and "Serenity" fame, among many other things - has been suggested by more than a few gamers, and guess what? Fillion himself seems to want the role. As he posted at his Twitter page:

"If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it. Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE!"

And he puts in a link to this article, with a ton of comments supporting the idea of Fillion as Drake. Look, Hollywood, don't mess this up. From our standpoint, while you might be able to land a bigger name, this guy is perfect. He is Drake. His attitude in the "Firefly" shows and in "Serenity" is Drake to a "T;" Fillion has the perfect combination of sarcasm and seriousness that such a role requires.

Make it happen, Mr. David O. Russell. Make it happen. What say the PSXE readers?

Tags: uncharted, uncharted movie, nathan drake, nathan fillion

10/12/2010 9:58:25 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (99 posts)

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:10:40 PM
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I just have one thing to add- this needs to be done. Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake. He can do this role in his sleep.

There's NOBODY else who fits the role better, IMO.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:13:57 PM

If Nathan Fillion doesn't get the role then I will boycott the Uncharted movie.

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StangMan80
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:28:35 PM

He has to get the part he is perfect

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SvenMD
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:47:00 PM

So what's wrong with Nolan North??

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:48:18 PM

He's got a beer but. haha

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:50:28 PM

Beer but.

LOL

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Ricochet
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:45:55 PM

As I have said before... there is simply NO way this movie cannot be transitioned from the game. A "once-in-a-lifetime" get out of jail free card for game-to-movie transitions. This guy fits the bill, all we need is EDDY RAJA. By the way, Emily Rose can still play Elena (although it wouldn't feel right without Nolan).

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:55:02 PM

Too bad he has no star power.

Sorry to be a buzz kill. Doesn't help that I just don't want this film to happen at all.

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AshT
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:58:27 PM

Nathan Fillion is great actor and perfect for Drake

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McClane
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:01:19 AM

I'm with SvenMD...

What's wrong with Nolan North?? He IS Drake, after all...

And if Hollywood appeals to star power, Nolan may be on the same league as Fillion, I hardly recognize this dude...

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:24:22 AM

@smokey. You dont need star power to be in a big movie. I mean havent you seen avatar? Did you know the name of one actor in that film besides sygorny weaver before you saw it? What about 300 did you even know who gerald butler was before that film?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:33:26 AM

I did. Sam Worthington and Michelle Rodriguez. Them and Avatar are not good examples. That movie was so bad and Sam and Michelle are terrible actors.

Shartlo Copely is a better example. No star power and he was the best part of District 9.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 1:55:16 AM

I'm with you SvenMD and McClane... Why not Nolan North... having the same voice would be so epicly epic! He can definitely look like him too!

Also not knocking the other guy but I have no clue who he is (granted my knowledge of movies actors/actresses is abysmal) so I'd have to see him in action before getting on board with campaigning for him...

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Akuma07
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 2:36:10 AM

I agree.

This guy is an awesome actor.

I loved Serenity, and he's really good in the TV show 'Castle' aswell.

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Fatcat3788
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 4:16:51 AM

Agreed 100%. It's all I could think when I was watching Firefly.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 6:56:13 AM

Is there a voting website that the director and producers have direct access to?

If so, they HAVE TO see that we, the gamers, the audience, the people, WANT Nathan Fillion as Drake!!!!

It'll secure the gaming crowd while an effective advertising strategy will secure the rest of the people who know nothing of this franchise.

Not only that, but Fillion will be set up with a big screen awesome character repertoire that will help associate him as an actor to that character, meaning sequels and big cash for them.

I'm only addressing this cos everything is tied to money these days, and getting Fillion to play Drake makes the most financial and fan loving sense!!!!

With any other actor, especially a big time Hollywood actor, the name would sell the movie, but the impact would not be as big or last as long. And sequels would be difficult should the big name Hollywood actor be tied with other big projects.

PLEASE!!!! HEAR OUR CALL!!!!
Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake!!!!!
We the fans love him!!!
We the fans want him!!!

Make him the face of Nathan Drake, create your idol from scratch with this fine actor!!! You and everyone here knows he's perfect!!!!

Don't disappoint us now David O. Russel. If this film is for the fans, then give is what we want, and this is no impossible or expensive decision.

And give us the news of Fillion playing Drake ASAP, like over the next week. We gamers are a passionate, ambitious yet impatient bunch!!!

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 7:02:58 AM

@ Laxpro

If you want to see Nathan Fillion in action, simply watch (Youtube or DVD) Firefly and Serenity.

He's a nice guy who everyone warms up to, but is a strong and powerful guy when he needs to be, but has the charming funny guy act going as well. He nailed it perfectly in these films and TV series, and is the best example to show why he MUST get this role.

And check out Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Nathan Fillion plays the brilliant role of Captain Hammer in that film.

Also, using an actor beloved by the gaming community only makes sense for a film dedicated to fans of Uncharted within that gaming community.

I will be so disappointed if Fillion doesn't get the part.

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PAKINIPS
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 7:08:57 AM

I agree 100% ben,
been rooting for nathan to be nathan since the rumors of a film first started.

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Thinker
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 8:58:15 AM

Nathan Fillion shouldn't have to "gun" for it.

He is THE perfect fit for this role.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 5:46:30 PM

*gut.


LOL!

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Highlander
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 10:25:02 AM

My wife agrees 100%, and she likes Drake as he is too. But she thinks (as do we all) that Fillion is perfect for the part.

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manofchao5
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 1:31:17 PM

@SvenMD
nolan north had good voice for the character but he doesnt have the look that is needed for the character, but he has the attitude which is why the game turned out well

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Godslim
Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 10:30:30 AM

been saying it for ages man he is perfect for the role

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Fane1024
Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 6:07:35 PM

My only problem with Fillion is that he's a bit old and doughy for someone who will need to cling to the side of buildings using only one hand.

He does have a little more star power now with the success of Castle.

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tes37
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:16:39 PM
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Nathan Fillion has my vote for the role. There is nobody who could pull this off but him. I would make a point to see this movie if they keep it as close to the game as possible. The other actors and actresses should be included also.

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StangMan80
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:29:20 PM

My vote as well

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:52:40 PM

i say they use nolan north.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:18:01 PM
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Agree totally with this article. Even his character Mal, from Firefly, resembles Drake in a way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:20:07 PM
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I don't know what a Browncoat or a Castillion is, but the fact that this is what the fans of both Uncharted and Mr. Fillion want is enough for me. Consider me on the bandwagon.

Now about Elena...

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Milonakis
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:35:02 PM

Drew BarryMore.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:37:14 PM

NUOOO! That's an insult to Elena. She looks and acts nothing like moonchin.

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Alienange
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:04:45 PM

Drew Barrymore?? How DARE you!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:30:27 PM

Yeah Moonface is wicked old too. But whoever they pick, she will have to be a shoo-in for Bonnie MacFarlane too.

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McClane
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:03:10 AM

A bigger question might be (if included):

Who will play Chloe's butt..er...character???

Sorry, got distracted

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 2:29:29 PM

I'm not sure who could do Chloe, maybe Claudia Black? She's the only one i can think of, she did voice Chloe she almost looks like her a little bit, but not quite.

I'm not sure, I don't watch movies that much that's the only person i know who could probably do it.

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 9:08:47 AM

Watch Firefly or Serenity to find out what a Browncoat is.

Elena = Emily Rose, who does the voice in the game, should be a shoo in because she is a fine actress.

Chloe = Claudia Black, for the same reason above.

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fstop
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:25:53 PM
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After thinking about this for about..two seconds, I had to agree that Mr. Fillion is perfect to play Drake.

And I agree with World...Now, about Elena.

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StangMan80
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:30:49 PM
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I really like this guy, he is a great actor. He was born for this, he is Drake after all. He wants it, we want it, It has to be done.


GT5 countdown: 20 days!

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Mamills
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:42:28 PM

yea GT!!!

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 10:11:22 AM

I just saw some articles saying it's been delayed... Say it ain't so! :-(

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Milonakis
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:34:06 PM
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Captain HAMMER!

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 7:06:50 AM

Bad Horse!! He's bad!!

He rides across the nation, the thoroughbred of sin
He got the application that you just sent in
It needs evaluation so let the games begin

A heinous crime, a show of force
Some murder would be nice of course

Bad Horse, Bad Horse....!!!

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Arvis
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 9:55:16 AM

"I want to be famous, someone people look up to, like... Bad Horse!"
"The Thoroughbred of Sin?"
"Uh... I mean... Ghandi."

-Arvis

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:39:31 PM
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If Fillion doesnt play Nate then i'll just not watch the movie. Eveyone knows he is the absolute perfect actor for the role, and not just because he looks a lot like Nate. He is very talented and will be able to bring a lot of life into the role.
Hollywood screws up a lot of game-based movies (and a lot of movies in general), so they should be able to get at least this one thing right.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:39:32 PM
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I know i have seen this guy before i just can't recall what he's been in. I'm fine with this. I don't know this guys work all that much and i tend to like movies with good actors who aren't known to me. Shartlo Copley was brilliant in District 9 and i had never seen or heard of him before in my life. Me not being familiar with this guy will surely help.

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spiderboi
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 11:26:09 AM

He's in Castle, and I think when he was younger he's the one in the "Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza place". Funny sitcom

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sirbob6
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 2:39:24 PM

He also did soap operas for a short stent. Don't ask me how I know that.

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naruto316
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:49:44 PM
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got my vote

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sunspider13
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:51:08 PM
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If Nathan Fillion isn't cast for Drake then no power in the Verse will make me go see the movie.

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Alienange
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:05:40 PM
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Please don't make a movie... please...

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FxTales
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:21:51 PM
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Holy cow. Today has been such a crappy day but this news made me giddy.

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Mamills
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:40:55 PM
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yea, i hope he gets the role. his personality in serenity did remind me of Nathan Drake. he would definitely be a good fit

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Kiri
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:42:25 PM
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If an actor is good he can become Drake no matter who he is (yes there may be other who are better suited for this part)... I'm just saying that because if he doesn't get the part people will start flipping out for no reason...

And besides... Shouldn't we be worrying about the production in general instead of just one actor?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:03:26 AM

So they should give it to Paul Giamatti?

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McClane
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:05:44 AM

As long as Tom Cruise stays away from this, I'm fine with that...

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Kiri
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:30:58 AM

@WorldEndsWithMe
Hahahaha no i didn't have anyone in mind... But if there is someone better suited for this part then they should give it to him...

I'm not saying Nathan Fillion is a bad choice (far from it) but don't just say he's the best without actually knowing if he is...

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:34:25 AM

Is there a roll for Bruce?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:52:21 AM

There's gotta be a couch that need jumping on McClane.

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Akuma07
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 2:37:43 AM

Not exactly true.

Not ALL actors are good for anything.

The people who fit a role naturally ALWAYS put out a better performance, to someone who is ONLY acting.

and like Ben said, Nathan Fillion, looks, and acts like Nathan Drake.

He IS perfect for the role.

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Kiri
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 7:29:02 AM

@Akuma07
Please don't put words in my mouth...
I said any good(!!!) actor not all of them...

And that's exactly my point... You don't know Nathan Fillion in person to say that he acts like Drake in real life (neither do i but at least i'm not assuming)...

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BadBrad
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:06:38 AM
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Joe Flanigan from stargate or Nathan Fillion

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:17:14 AM

His voice is to dark, though he is a great actor.

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rossinator_99
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:09:30 AM
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is it just me, or does this guy look like Drake? plus they have same first name...

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:16:08 AM
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The good thing about hireing him for the role is that he is perfect and instead of spending big dollars to get a bigger actor they can put that money into the rest of the film. Making it an all out better movie

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sawao_yamanaka
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:42:48 AM
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Definitely yes and bruce campbell for sully.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:57:08 AM

Yes bruce would be purfect, and if they cant get him (who cant get bruce campbell?) then burt reynolds would make a fine second choice

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sunspider13
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 1:50:48 PM

Bruce Campbell FTW. Bubba-Ho-Tep, funny as hell.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 1:38:39 AM
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NATHAN FILLION! Hell yes. Firefly is my second favourite TV series, and a large part of that is this guy. He would be brilliant for the role. Make it happen. If not him, then Brendan Fraser from ten years ago.

I don't know who to say for Elena... I'd need a shortlist. Whoever it is needs to be cute. I'd love to see someone like Sir Ian McKellen for Sully. Such distinction mixed with Sully's dirty mind would be funny to watch.

And if Eddy Raja isn't in this movie, I will boycott it. He is my favourite character in the Uncharted franchise to date. Just brilliantly written and portrayed.
Peace.

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___________
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 2:54:02 AM
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no thanks, i think the MK movie was torture enough!
wish sony would stop milking the series.
god, i see another mario coming on.
:(

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MadPowerBomber
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 2:56:02 AM
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I don't want an Uncharted movie. Buuuut, if they can get this guy, I'll let my biases slide. I like this guy, especially in Castle.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 10:35:24 AM

is he the guy from castle? ooh i like him!

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KNG201
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:09:24 AM
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whoever it is i hope they are physically fit. thats alot of running jumping climbin & swinging in that game.

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Kiryu
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:16:32 AM
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He is perfect because i don't know anybody else who looks even a little Nathan Drake.But he is kind of old for the part don't you guys agree.
Nathan Drake in my opinion should be played by somebody new who i don't know and he should surprise me how well he fits Nathan Drake's character.Not only NDrake but everyone they pick should really fit their characters not only Nathan Drake.

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:24:09 AM
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This would be the first truly good vidogame adaptation. Fillion is Drake. To those saying why not Nolan North. Heres why not, because hes a voice actor. Watch Firefly, Serenity, or Castle. He looks like him, he could stand in for Nolan North easily as for voice. They sound the same. They even have the same sarcasm. Oh yeah Emily Rose definitely should be Elena because she acts as well as voice acting. Watch Haven shut your eyes then all of a sudden you will think its an Uncharted game all the way down to the coincidence that her partner on Haven is named Nathan. Damn shes hot, really good actress too. Anyways watch Castle then Haven you will see it would rock with those two!

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:29:25 AM
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HAHA YES! this is brilliant, if any of you have seen Firefly you will can just see how this will work, fully approve.

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ZettaiSeigi
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:29:30 AM
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I'm not sure if I'm the only one who noticed it, but Nathan Fillion looks more like Kevin Butler than Nathan Drake on that picture. LOL!

On the topic though, I do hope that the movie would do the game some justice.Uncharted is a game that could easily translate to a movie because of its very cinematic nature.

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tridon
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 4:49:37 AM
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PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN! I've been a Nathan Fillion fan forever now (since his appearances on Buffy) and this is the exact role that he needs. With Castle being a success for ABC, maybe he can finally win a lead in big Hollywood blockbuster. The man has the charisma and appearance for the role. Hell, he even has a near-identical voice and the same first name. It doesn't get much more perfect than that!

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Wissam
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 5:41:26 AM
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Very good choice for mr.drake.and the guy look like him.

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Cavan1
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 8:25:11 AM
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to anyone whos seen stargate atlantis, i always thought joe flanigan was the perfect match for drake, he looks much more like him than nathan fillion imo.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 8:25:24 AM
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Not interested with the movie at the moment so this doesn't concern me.

Know what's better than the Uncharted movie?

UNCHARTED 3!!!!

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Kiryu
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 9:52:46 AM

Absolutely!

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mikedifr
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 8:43:37 AM
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Nathan Fillion = ABSOLUTELY!!! Didnt think of it until I saw it mentioned, but it would be perfect. Love everything he does.

Thought of Bruce Campbell immediately for Sully, that would be great as well!

As for Elena and possibly Chloe -

Chloe - Rhona Mitra
Elena - Either keep Emily Rose, or if you want a bigger name, what about Charlize Theron?

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Zorigo
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 10:27:44 AM
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well he looks awesome, and i like awesome guys. milo ventimiglia, masi oka and zachary quinto are LEDGEN... wait for it.. DARY

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RebelJD
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 12:50:32 PM
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Nathan Fillion doesn't seem like a bad pick...5 to 10 years ago. Unless you're telling me Nathan Drake is creeping on 40 years of age in Uncharted.

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Drake88
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 1:58:39 PM
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it makes you wonder if naugthy dog taken nathan fillion image first long ago to make drake then added nolan north voice to become the infamous game character we all know today(before drake was even born, thunk about it). it's just a thought you know...

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Kcat10
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 4:11:45 PM
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We want Nathan Fillion to be cast as Nathan Drake!

Yes! NATHAN FILLION is the BEST choice to play Nathan Drake! He's got action hero written all over him, with the biceps to prove it. He's extremely bright, clever, funny, sexy, young, hot, and devilishly handsome. And he wants this role as much as we want it for him!

It's his turn to be the next powerful leading man on the big screen. He's an up-and-coming A-List movie star with moxie and heat and he's a-comin' to take over feature films! I feel it! Grab him while you can for the Uncharted franchise. Because he'll also make the best Indiana Jones when they re-boot those movies!!

In his campaign to be Nathan Drake, we Browncoats and Castillions firmly support our Captain Nathan Fillion!

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kraygen
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 4:58:35 PM
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I'll watch anything that has Nathan Fillion in it, I'll go watch.

As for those question star power. Nathan Fillion has starred in multiple tv shows and movies.

Nolan North has done lots of voices, but has only had very minor walk on roles on camera.

Choice is obvious. Nathan for the win.

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caddock
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 8:45:16 PM
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This just has to be done. No one can come even close to being the perfect Nathan Drake. Epic fail if he is not chosen.

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btrktn
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 7:52:37 AM
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Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake 2010!! The ONLY choice!!!

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 9:01:45 AM
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I concur.

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 9:29:30 AM
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As for why Nolan North can't be Nathan in the movie when several of us are claiming Emily Rose and Claudia Black should be shoo ins for the roles of Elena and Chloe because they originated them in the game, it is because Nolan North is basically a voice actor, not a very accomplished screen actor, while both Rose and Black have more screen experience.

I’m not saying someone shouldn’t given Nolan a shot because everyone deserves a break, but how many producers/directors cast unknowns in the lead roles of high profile movies? It happens, but it is very rare.

I just checked him out at IMDB and Nolan has a very long resume as a voice actor in games and TV shows. He has four or five guest appearances on TV shows as a live actor. Nathan Fillion has a much larger resume; plus he has geek cred, which goes far with gamers.

Furthermore, there are two types of voice actors: the screen actor who is moonlighting for some cash -- thankfully it seems most of these actors are taking the craft more seriously these days and not just phoning it in -- and those actors who are very good, professional voice actors that for some reason aren’t successful screen actors, either because they don’t have the looks or because they are wooden screen actors.

The same thing goes for David Hayter; there is a reason why Hayter is a very successful voice actor and writer but not a screen actor.

Here’s a fact. IMDB has a star power meter that weighs popularity: Hayter is down 2% this week while North is up 13%.

I say give North a bit part in Uncharted to honor him, but give Fillion the lead.


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Highlander
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 10:30:19 AM

Nolan North needs a part in the movie. But what part? since he *is* Drake, that's difficult to pull off if Fillion get's cast.

However, what about this?

The 'real' drake as played by Fillion is contacted by a game producer to make a game of his most recent adventure. North will be the Drake in the game, and there is a scene where both Drakes face off as the motion capture is done for the game. Cue the "That's impossible, I'd never do it that way..." moment for Drake/Fillion. Drake fillion watches as Drake/North hangs from a beam firing madly at some bad guys. Fade/cut to the present day with Drake/Fillion hanging from a beam by one had and firing at some bad guys...

I like the idea of having North in it, but North is Drake, so if Fillion (or another actor is cast as Drake) North can't really appear in the movie unless there is some device to get him into it as the video game Drake.

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Jotun
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 11:54:37 AM
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I love Nathan. He's great in Castle, had a classic sci-fi role in Firefly, and has been funny/charming in anything he's ever done.

Personally, I don't see a better choice for Drake. The only other guy who could nail the "feel" of Drake's personallity is probably Brendon Frasier.

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Cravit8
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 1:54:20 PM
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For those of you that don't know who Nathan Fillion is, it'd almost be safe to say Nathan Drake's character was written from Nathan Fillion's character on Firefly. It literally is the same person.

Also, you should DL or Hulu Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long.

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Danny007
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 8:22:30 PM
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I'm still rooting for Justin Bartha to play Nathan. He could look pretty close to the character I think. It won't happen though.

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SiriusScaper
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 9:27:54 PM
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To anyone asking about his age and whether he is too old to play Nathan Drake, consider this:

A certain actor was 38 when he filmed Raiders of the lost Ark in 1980, the first of three excellent films which were pretty action packed and physical for a guy in his 40s(not to mention the plethora of films he did later on which had much action) and he turned 39 the day after the film was released.

Nathan Fillion is turning 40 in 2011, more than enough time for them to begin filming and take advantage of his youthfulness! :P

IMHO Drake is basically a modern bad ass Indy :)

OH! AND Claudia Black is perfect as Chloe and Emily Rose would be excellent as Elena!

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fooosie
Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 2:18:14 AM
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I never even thought of it till i saw this thread. HE WOULD BE PERFECT!
And it might dull the lingering pain of Firefly being canceled

Jewel Staite as Elena Fisher!

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Sivakis
Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 11:37:39 PM
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While I think Nathan Fillion is a good choice for Nathan Drake, just for the sake of having more choices, anyone else thinks Jensen Ackles would be a good fit as well?

In case you're wondering who he is, he plays Dean Winchester in the Supernatural TV series.

In a sense, the character of Dean is very Nathan Drake - chauvanistic and egoistic yet goofy. Whenever I play Unchartered, the way the character of Nathan is played out, always reminds me of Dean in almost every way.

Either way, I hope they do it right with the script and characterisation. There's no room for error for the latter as its this that a lot of players enjoy and connect with when playing Unchartered.

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Tonya J
Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 2:55:49 PM
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For Hire on film Uncharted: Drake's Fortune: Nathan Fillion, Journeyman actor. Previous experience in action film and television as leading man; Firefly, Serenity as Mal Reynolds. Sheriff Bill Pardy in the film Slither. Richard Castle on Castle. In short, the fans want Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake!!

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