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Wahlberg In As Drake, De Niro And Pesci Possible

We all wanted Nathan Fillion but we also knew Hollywood probably wanted more star power. And man, if all the names involved in this project stick...

That "Uncharted" movie looks to be moving ahead at full steam, and it has been rumored that director David O. Russell ("Three Kings," "The Fighter") was seeking Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci (both in too many movies to list, but both were in "Casino" together) for various roles in the film. Furthermore, there was rampant speculation over who would have the leading man role...well, it seems we now know. According to MTV Multiplayer Blog, it's current film superstar Mark Wahlberg. It's not exactly surprising, as he's somewhat similar to Drake and he has also worked with Russell quite a bit. "David is one of the best writer/directors I've ever worked with," said Wahlberg. "The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we'll be making that movie this summer."  Yes, well, we'll be looking forward to that.

As for those De Niro and Pesci rumors, Wahlberg confirmed those, too- "That's who he wants to write the parts for. I talked to Pesci about it and I know David's people have talked to [Robert De Niro]." As for what parts the two long-time actors would play, Wahlberg said De Niro would play Drake's father while Pesci would play his uncle. ...well, no such characters have been in either of the Uncharted games but then again, movies based on games seem to turn out better when there's more of a departure. And vice versa, by the way.

Well, what do you think? Wahlberg has proven himself to be quite the competent actor over the past decade, and he just might fit really well...

Tags: uncharted, uncharted movie, uncharted film, mark wahlberg

11/24/2010 10:45:36 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (110 posts)

spiderboi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:04:43 AM
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NOOOoooooo...........

Damn that sucks.. Fillion really was Drake. I don't get these Hollywood people, always going for the popular actors rather than those who fit more. C'mon, Watchmen was cast with a bunch of relative nobodies, but it was a great move (sure of course the source was great to begin with). Now we go to another great source.

Why? Why??? Wahlberg doesn't have that certain comedic charm. I'm very skeptical on his casting. He's more a serious type than a laid back adventurer if you ask me.

C'mon now Hollywood, you screwed up Max Payne with the same decision (although the story I guess was much to blame there, but hey, he was no Max Payne for me). Please rethink this!

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Cavan1
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:33:47 PM

gotta disagree, he does have the comedy, have you not seen the other guys? hes a top actor, was brilliant in the departed as well. Am fine with this, i wasnt so sure about fillion, i wanted josh flannigan from stargate atlantis, but still if it has a bigger star, it will be watched by more people, simple as, and hes a good actor so am fine with this.

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:45:24 PM

Wahlberg doesn't have that comedic charm? Have you ever seen The Departed - he was one of THE BEST ACTORS in it.

Although I have to say that Wahlberg is one of those actors that is a bit strange for me. No no not the Marky Mark thing...but rather it's because there are some movies in which he acts brilliantly and other movies which is like "what?"

Anyway I hope the best.

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Proxy
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:59:33 PM

If you're trying to defend Walhberg's comedic abilities perhaps using 'The Departed' as an example isn't a good idea.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:09:16 PM

Proxy - The Departed is actually a good example. He had some of the funniest lines in that movie. He pulled off having a very dry sense of humor perfectly, which is what he needs for Drake.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:29:41 PM

No doubt he was good in the Departed but instead of being the Brooklyn Tough guy he was a Boston Tough Guy.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 5:17:42 PM

Should have just been a CG movie. Keep the voices and looks. I hate Hollywood.

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manofchao5
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:33:06 AM

people may have preferred Fillion but even though its not the exact same look as the game character, i feel that Wahlberg fits the part just fine, anybody ever see Shooter or the Italian Job, he did great in those action movies, he'll do great in this, just wont be the exact same look but who really gives a shit, i just want the acting not an exact replica of the game character

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:05:04 AM
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I know most people were hoping for Fillion, but I think I'm happy with this.

Mark's a good actor, and I think he can pull off a few different things. From what I've seen of him, I believe he's very ecclectic and diversive in his abilities. He should be able to pull everything off pretty well.

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nogoat23
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:14:41 PM

Agreed. I think Mark Wahlberg can pull it off.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:44:27 PM

true but I don't see roles for gangsters on tropical islands though

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:09:19 AM
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I am fine with that, I just hope they don't screw the movie up.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:17:48 AM
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A decent choice. I believe Nathan Fillion would of been kryptonite to any box office success.

So Nathan Drake's father is going to be in it? Sounds like a Indiana Jones movie already.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:19:33 AM
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Nathan fillion would have been good... But I like wahlberg! I think it's a great choice! I didn't start actually liking wahlberg, until I seen shooter. I really like him now, an I think he can fill this role rather well...

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airwedge1
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:19:58 AM
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I don't think Mark fits the role as an adventurer. I think the movie character is going to have a completely differently personality then in the game. It seems like the movie just wanted to have the video game title, and that is almost all they have in common. I wonder if the director or actors even played the game.That being said it could still turn out to be a good movie just won't be similar to the game.

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frostface
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:27:10 AM
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Wahlberg is a bad choice. Not saying he's a bad actor, he just doesn't have the natural Nathan Drake persona. Yeah, I know it's acting and someone will say he can pull it off but Fillion would of been the ideal choice.

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spiderboi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:37:19 PM

agree. he's an action-gunner, not adventurer-explorer

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:21:03 PM

I agree, I like him as an actor but he kind of plays the same part every time and Nathan Drake isn't it.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:36:15 AM
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NOOOOO!

Even Stevie Wonder can clearly see that Nathan Fillion "IS" Drake!!!!!!




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Alienange
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:43:52 AM
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After having watched the atrocity that is The Other Guys, I can safely say this is a bad choice.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 1:04:50 AM

I'd have to agree. I remember in an interview he did for his previous game to movie adaptation Max Payne that Wahlberg said he did not play games, and didn't even play Max Payne. At all. Bad Move Mark.

I think De Niro and Pesci are both good choices. De Niro can and has played many roles successfully. Pesci, well, he was in Home Alone. That's a kids movie.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:43:57 AM
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Terrible choice. Leave to Hollyweird to screw things up.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:45:58 AM
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Wahlberg doesnt seem to fit.
But three kings was an awesome film, and De Niro is a ledgend.
Still lookin good.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:46:29 AM
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I like Wahlberg a lot but I still think it should be Fillion (sigh). I like De Nerio but I don't think he should be Sully. As long as they get Emily Rose to still play Elena and make the movie right all will be forgiven.

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:46:38 AM
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I don't agree with the Wahlberg choice either. He was good in "The Shooter" and "The Departed" He's got the physique of an action star, but his voice always ruins it for me. When he talks he's to soft spoken, it takes out any credibility he has of appearing tough. Drake's got a more aggressive persona then Marky Mark does. I think I'd rather see Matt Damon in this role then Wahlberg. What Damon did with the Bourne movies is more of what Drake would feel like to me.

But I don't have millions and don't own a production company, so this isn't my choice to make.

As soon as I saw DeNiro and Pesci though> I instantly thought of Sully (DeNiro) and Eddie (Pesci) I know Eddie and Pescie aren't of the same nationality but that annoying little attitude of Pesci's would make a perfect Eddie

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:02:51 PM

I can't believe Ive never thought of Damon! that's actually a pretty good choice.

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swapnilgyani
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:51:35 AM
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I think if they can come up with a compelling script and screenplay, the cast would matter little.

And the script does not necessarily have to be tied to the games either, just retain the soul of the characters, and a few winks and nods would do :)

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booze925
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:52:19 AM
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make-up can do crazy things to people.
and the movie you SHOULD have mentioned that had De niro and Pesci was "Goodfellas"
damn good movie.
"Now go on home and get your goddamn shine box"

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:33:13 PM

It's not about how he looks, its about how he acts. I couldnt care less that he doesn't look all that much like Drake, it's that he doesn't act like him. He's a Brookyln tough guy in all his movies. He's never been able to shake that from his performances. Same with his brother.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:32:16 PM

Booze,


Ahhh, Goodfellas = GREATfellas....


"You talkin' to me"?

BANG......

"Yo, You think I'm funny"?

"How"?

BANG, BANG, BANG........




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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:57:36 AM
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I don't think nathan fillion was a good choice to begin with, and a damn sure know mark walhberg is a terrible choice. I think they should get Nolan North himself to play drake.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:03:34 PM
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Not a single person has yet given a viable reason as to why Walhberg is a bad choice. All I've heard is about a movie he was in someone didn't like (which was the director's fault for said movie, by the way), and that was it.

And bring it on. It's been a while since there's been a potential topic that is 100% my expertise.

For instance, not a single person has commented on the Director's ability. Walhberg will definitely be able to pull off the character should the overall vision be accurate. It's an actor's job to create the character in conjunction with the director's vision of what is most important to character development within the 2 hour time-slot the movie allows. If the director doesn't allow an opportunity for the actor to establish their character, they'll be floundering throughout the entire production without a base.

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PorkChopGamer
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:43:15 PM

Planet. Of. The. Apes. Every morning since I saw that movie, I wake up and curse a pox on everyone involved with it, from Tim Burton and Mark Wahlberg all the way down to the caterer that supplied cottage cheese for the snack table. Then I brush my teeth.

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frostface
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:56:43 PM

Well, this is a topic I believe is 100% my expertise, although I've no credentials on paper to back such a claim up lol

However, Wahlberg is a bad choice. I'm not questioning the director. I'm not even questioning Wahlberg as an actor. But Nathan Drake is a wise cracking adventurer, Wahlberg is a guns blazing bad-ass without the witty flare to add to the personality of the character.
And I must of been psychic because a few posts above I predicted someone would claim it's about acting the part and that Wahlberg could pull it off. If you can name one role, were Wahlberg showed some of the natural smart ass wit that's needed to play Drake, I will apologise, bow down to your awesomeness in your 100% expertise subject, and crawl back under the rock from which I just came from! lol

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:15:04 PM

Underdog, because he's the same damn person in all his movies. He can't shake the "Brooklyn New Yorker tough guy" schtick. He's not a method actor. He doesn't get into his rolls and live them like say...an actor like Daniel Day Lewis.(not saying Day Lewis would be right or the roll either, just an example of an actor who actually acts instead of playing himself). Hes just not that great. He's nothing like Drake and since he's NOT a method actor, that's a problem.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 12:07:34 PM

Well, Frostface, I do have credentials on paper. A nicely framed one with nice signatures from highly educated folks. A theatre degree tends to give me some insight on such a topic, I find.

@Highlander You do need star power to sell a movie. Which, admittedly, is unfortunate, but a harsh reality. But I don't think that plays as big a role in this argument.

@Frostface again: I think the biggest problem with Mark is not his own personal abilities. Everyone seems to label a Hollywood actor based on the roles they play. What you need to remember is that people are often cast for a specific look and act. In other words, if you pull off a tough-guy act once really well... well... most of your jobs will be just that. (With a title like Planet of the Apes, you can't seriously think of that as a high quality theatrical piece..... seriously....)

Now, Frostface, I think if anyone could name a role he played to predict he could pull off Nathan Drake would indicate one very serious problem. That would indicate that Nathan Drake is not a unique character and is, in fact, merely a character type. If Nathan Drake was a character type, you could conceivably go for a specific actor. However, I believe Nathan Drake is a unique character that has been very well written and conceived. For that reason, you cannot type cast him. You can't say Mark wouldn't do a good job just because he's never done anything like it before. There aren't any characters like Nathan Drake. If there are, then quite frankly, Drake is not so unique that we need it to be so specific of an interpretation.

And there it is... the interpretation. A HUGE ownus of interpretation does not belong to an actor. An actor may come to the table with a well thought out interpretation of how a character should be portrayed and then be trumped by the director... sometimes for the better, and sometimes very much so, not. The actor's job is to develop a history and back story of a character and relate personal experience or research to how that would cause their character to react to different situations in real life. The director, on the other hand, takes the entirety of the text and is responsible to interpret the entire piece. For that reason, the original character in the mind of the actor, is often changed in an attempt to fit the rest of the work. As I said, sometimes it works... sometimes it doesn't.

What WILL determine Walhburg's success, is his chemistry with the director and their ability to collaborate on the piece. Don't forget that many of the works you might see Walhburg in was written poorly. It's hard to turn bad lines into gold. Alec Guinness was an extremely accomplished and tallented actor, but come on... Obi Wan Kenobi's lines were uber lame in Star Wars. And at times, Alec looked like a tool.

Basically, my point is that there are SO many aspects that will affect the Nathan Drake character that will be out of Walhberg's control. (Come on... Planet of the Apes? Who used that against him? That was a losing battle!!) I strongly believe, based on his ability to react to other characters (which, even if you don't like his roles, any one who knows what they are looking at knows he plays on and reacts to other actors VERY professionally), if he has good direction and good writing with a clear idea of the character of Nathan Drake and what that should look like, he will be successful. Instead of hearing the lines, try watching his non-verbal action. It's crisp, clear, and believable.

My point in calling you fellas out was that I knew you would only try to compare him to other works that he has been in and not consider all the elements. The only problem with me calling you out, is that most people probably wouldn't be able to recognize when you know what you're talking about or not. Afterall, all it takes to believe your points of view is to point out a bad movie he was in and people will believe you that he sucks... None of you yet have been able to comment on his stage/film presence, his ability to react with/to others, how he wrecked an otherwise amazing piece of writing, etc. etc.

In fact, I challenge any one of you to name a brilliantly written character that he has ruined. And explain why.

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Drake_RB3
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:09:30 PM
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Hopefully it's better than Max Payne.

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frostface
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:11:17 PM
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They should of got Chuck Norris for the role!

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Nynja
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:12:47 PM
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I'm going to reserve comment on this one. I know that De Niro and Pesci can bring out the best in the surrounding cast. Also, I do respect the choice to not recycle stories from video games. A reference to events would be more acceptable.

This will be interesting.

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Zen_Zarab
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:29:27 PM
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This movie can be one of the very few Good Movie adaptions of a Video Game. Along side Silent Hill and the First Resident Evil.

Can't wait. :)

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main_event05
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:23:54 PM

Did you just call that Resident Evil hack job a good adaptation??

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tridon
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:31:48 PM
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Nathan Fillion could've easily carried this film with his new-found stardom in 'Castle'. I don't believe him not being casted has anything to do with star power. I mean, this is being developed by the same studio who casted Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. No, the reason Marky Mark is being chosen is because the director, David O. Russell, has a huge man-crush on him.

I don't have anything against Mark Wahlberg. He's a good actor and there's an excellent chance that he'll play a decent Drake but come on... this is just one more reason why I hate Hollywood's adaptations of properties from other forms of entertainment.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:46:39 PM

As much as I like Fillion and think he'd have been great in the part, being a TV star does not confer movie stardom. Mark Wahlberg is a much bigger name in film.

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tridon
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:01:25 PM

Still though, how do you become a movie star without receiving the chance? It's not like Fillion's new to the game. He's been around for over a decade now. It's also not like Hollywood hasn't passed off big-budget blockbuster adaptations to newbies before. Garfield as Spider-Man, Brandon Routh as Superman, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine... it's been done and it's usually quite successful if it has the backing of the fans and the critics. It's just frustating that fans have been ridiculously vocal about wanting Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake and, as far as I know, he didn't even receive an audition. There's something wrong with that picture. Fans have made Uncharted the success that it's become on the PS3 but when it comes to the film, their opinion means nothing.

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frostface
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:03:07 PM

@Highlander, being a white boy rapper feeling 'The Good Vibrations' seems less likey of stardom then a TV star, since a lot of movies stars started out on TV not advertising Calvin Klein underwear!! lol

I gotta dig out that 90s music collection...

'c'mon feel it feel it, feel the vibrations'

Bring back the early 90s dance scene! What ever happened to the Funky Bunch?

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Hezzron
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:14:13 PM

Spider-Man, Superman, Wolverine and Harry Potter are all household names familiar to 2 year olds on up. Nathan Drake unfortunately isn't yet. Hence the need for some star power.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:17:38 PM

No need for "star power". District 9 proved that when they cast Shartlo Copley to play the main protagonist.

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tridon
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:20:36 PM

Exactly what Jawknee said. If the film is well-written, well-made and entertaining as hell, you could fill it with the cast of Jersey Shore and it'd still make cash.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:32:16 PM

Maybe Mark Wahlberg has real strong hands and knuckles of steel. Any actor playing Drake would certainly need those.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:47:42 PM

Whatever guys, it all depends on what Hollywood thinks will make a sale.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:54:16 PM

To be fair he has been nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 12:14:10 PM

@Highlander
Exactly.

See my response to myself/Frostface et. al. up a bit higher.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 1:37:55 PM

@Jawknee
There are lots of original and well written movies like District 9 that don't always get noticed. It's a nice mix of luck and solid advertising, I find. While we all know Uncharted is one of a kind, it's still an action/adventure movie which, at it's core, has been done before... (Not from our perspective, I know, but from the view of the general public.)

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Athrin
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:54:04 PM
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lets all wait for the first trailer then judge guys..maybe Mark is huge Uncharted fan and will work hard on his character, hes a good actor lets give him a chance...


heres a thought Uncharted TV series???

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tridon
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:02:50 PM

The thing is, I'm pretty such Wahlberg's a self-proclaimed Xbox fanatic. I'm not feeling too positive on whether he's even played the Uncharted titles.

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Fane1024
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 4:58:01 PM

As noted earlier (by Guernica), he actually said he doesn't play games.

Of course, that doesn't mean Microsoft didn't pay him a bunch of money to make a public appearance and lie about how awesome the Xbox is.

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PasteNuggs
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:54:06 PM
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Come on.. No comedic charm? This is they guy who didn't want to be part of New Kids on The Block because they were to pop then came out with Good Vibrations.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:54:54 PM
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I've never liked any of his movies. I don't know why, but I just can't stand Mark Wahlberg, so this is ultimately just a buzz-kill for me. The idea of De Niro is awesome, but including Drake's family is, again, ridiculous.

It seems they are going to be making enormous departures, and it is for this reason that I wish they had used the Uncharted name, but a different subtitle than Drake's Fortune. I'm sad now.
Peace.

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Athrin
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:02:10 PM
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Guys The film will be produced by Avi Arad (Spider-Man), Charles Roven (The Dark Knight), and Alex Gartner.

if anyone can make this movie great its these guys cmon

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:15:36 PM
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Wahlberg does actually have some comedic charm. Ever seen The Other Guys? That movie is absolutely hilarious. Wahlberg is a pretty good actor and i think he'll do fine with this role. I'm just excited to hear that an Uncharted movie coming out. Hope it turns out well. It's a shame that Megan Fox can't act because she would be a perfect Chloe.

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Fane1024
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 5:00:01 PM

Awesome sarcasm there DJ.

Megan Fox...hilarious.

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shreevin
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:17:33 PM
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Well, I guess I'll be watching this one on a Sunday afternoon on the USA network a couple years from now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:17:34 PM
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Wahlberg can't do it, and he looks nothing like him. This is a fail, Max Payne style.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:19:10 PM

As I stated above too, he's not that great of an actor. He's plays the same person in all his movies. They may as well have cast Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:22:36 PM

Totally, he is the same guy in every movie and as I said above Nathan Drake ain't it. The only line i can see him pulling of is: "Eh... Karma's a bitch." which is one of my favorites but "Oh c'mon there's no way you're gonna be able to... oh look you did it." He can't deliver on.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 9:47:49 AM

I haven't played the uncharted series at all I've only watched online walkthroughs, so who they have to play the main character doesn't bother me as much, but I am still trying to wrap my head around as to why everyone is so damn surprised at this.

1. It's Hollywood
2. It's Movie adaptation of a video game

Two obvious reasons not get your hopes to high and even if the movie turns out to be one of the few good ones I still feel that allot of you are gonna walk out of your local theater somewhat disappointed.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:21:07 PM
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I'm thinking of a Public Enemy track, "Burn Hollywood, Burn." I was really pulling for Nathan Fillion. Oh well. Things do change with movies in production all the time, so there is still hope.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:23:24 PM
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At least we know this movie won't have the power to kill the game series. But I'll say this, Wahlberg is still a better choice than the previous two names: Moconaughay (can't spell that) and Hugh Jackwagon.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:27:46 PM

I don't know, jackman might have been better. He atleast plays the rolls instead of himself.

Lol I wasn't sure who Moconaugwhatever was at first. I just call him McKindagay.

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Ergi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:51:47 PM

LOL @ Mckindagay,thank god that didn't happen, i'd have taken Adam Sandler over him even.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:48:10 PM

@Jawknee
I just call him Surfer Dude.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:56:46 PM

Omg, rofl imagine Adam Sandler playing as Nathan Drake that would be funny and interesting.

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GuyverLT
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 9:51:43 AM

@WorldEndsWithMe
Hugh Jackman is a great actor he might have been able to actually pull that off but he doesn't fit the bill(to Buff for the part in my opinion) it would be weird to see a buff Nathan Drake; not saying Mark can't pull it off I mean he's had his moments and he is actually an good actor it's just that some of his movies suck.

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Ergi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:47:37 PM
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I agree, Mark Walhberg doesn't fit the part, not just is he the rough kind of guy and thus not an average looking/acting adventurer. I also don't see him being comical.

And I wouldn't say he's proven himself, I remember liking Four Brothers but in The Departed he wasn't anything special either. Also have a feeling The Fighter is gonna flop, even though I don't want it to. Now Deniro and Pesci, they can do anything. Still gonna see the movie as soon as it's out.

Ryan Reynolds anyone?(if no Nathan Fillion).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:02:32 PM

He's gonna be busy with Green Lantern

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GuyverLT
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 9:54:11 AM

He also set to play Deadpool he'll be working on that movie after the Green Lantern comes out.

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Fane1024
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 5:03:18 PM

...much better choice, though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:02:51 PM
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Hey look on the bright side, the Halo movie will REALLY be "teh suck."

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sirbob6
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:52:58 PM

What about the Gears movie? It's budget started out at 5 million last I heard it's to around 75000. That would be "teh suck".

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phudge_supreemz
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:04:49 PM
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so long as they have naughty dog's input on the script i'm happy.

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The CEO
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:15:45 PM
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Ugh. Deniro and Pesci won't be able to save this movie. Wahlberg is a great actor in certain movies but not all movies. Fillion should have got the part. I lost all interest in this movie now!

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StangMan80
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:23:31 PM
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hey, mark was in 'shooter'. I loved that movie. I think he'll do a great job. I hope they start filming this summer.
I wonder how the MGS and RDR movies are doing... does anybody know anything about them? T

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Ergi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:31:47 PM

Wiki says it's been postponed indefinitely because Konami is concerned that the franchise could be affected if the movie version performed poorly.

To some extent I understand the concern, on the other hand the franchise will always be epic no matter how much the movie sucks (doubting whether that's true even while i'm saying it though...)

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MadPowerBomber
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:39:18 PM
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My opinion is... don't base it on the games, but set it in in-game continuity. Just tell another story featuring the characters instead of trying to make Uncharted or Uncharted 2 into movies... 'cause they already did that job and did it amazingly well.

But that's probably not going to happen.

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jgerbs
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:52:55 PM
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It might not be a bad thing. If the film has bigger actors in it, then the studio will give more money to make the film. If more money goes towards making it, the quality (cgi) could be better and it could end up being a better film overall even if drakes personality changes a little. And if Fillion would have been in it, nobody who didn't play the game would've went to see the movie...

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frostface
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:02:01 PM

Why do we need 'quality CGI?' Raiders of the Lost Ark didn't need it, Temple of Doom didn't need it, The Last Crusade didn't need it, The Crystal Skull had it and it was shite.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:09:01 PM

CGI wasn't the reason Crystal Skulls was shite though i agree. CGI isn't needed.

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DemonNeno
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:00:13 PM
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I don't think it's a bad choice. I think a lot of people here are underestimating wahlburg as an actor. Keep in mind that many directors purposely keep actors playing that same roll because it fits what they have in mind. This doesn't mean that the actor can't act.. Or change his tone of voice... or that he isn't creative. Doesn't wahlburg have his mind spinning off Boardwalk Empire? Anyone watch date night? He has many interesting possible personalities.

Wahlburg is having Depp syndrome. For those who are unfamiliar with this condition, I'll explain. First, you take leading roll in fear and loathing as hunter s thompson. Then, you never change your character because directors want the audience to connect their characters to another movies character.

I hope we can all agree that Depp is very capable as an actor despite the redundancy we've all witnessed in his recent appearances.

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SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:25:52 PM
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I still think if they are going to make video game movies they should be done CG so that the characters can have the same voice acters and the likeness of the characters in the game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:31:02 PM
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For some reason I thought Nathan's parents were dead. And Joe Pecsi? he's a midget.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:10:44 PM

Stallone and Cruise are both midgets. Been working in Hollywood for years.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:26:08 PM

They are larger midgets.

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KNG201
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:50:19 PM
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loved him in THE BIG HIT and FOUR BROTHERS. MAX PAYNE was not for him. I can see DRAKE in him if written the right way. he is and can be a sarcastic gun toting wall jumping kind of actor.

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main_event05
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:32:59 PM
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Dirk Diggler for the win.

Having never played the game I can't speak on how Marky Mark fits the character. However, I will say that Matt Damon can play any role better than Wahlberg.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:44:19 PM
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Walhberg isnt big enough for this film, Hollywood need a massive star to carry this movie if they want to bridge game to movie tie-in.

There isn't a star around big enough to make this film succeed. Historically tie-ins have been a failure. Until they bridge this gap, no game/movie remake is going to work.

There is too much stigma around games for them to work at the box office. Tbh, if the games are good enough they should make enough money without having to resort to rubbish movie tie-ins.

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Kokushi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:00:37 PM
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Wahlberg is not a bad actor with a good director (Boogie Nights, The Departed & Three Kings) but imo is a bad casting choice, Deniro as Sully is perfect, i hope he get the part.

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BlackBriar
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:10:29 PM
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Why Marky Mark?? There are so many better actors out there.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:26:03 PM
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I like Mark, but this movie already got a time bomb glued on it.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:19:09 PM
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I wish they weren't doing a movie at all. I think the game already does cinematic and gameplay rolled together perfect as it is.

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:36:56 PM
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I wonder if Harrison Ford was young enough to do it, it would have made Uncharted... who knows... Wahlbug... I don't know...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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RebelJD
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:51:18 PM
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I'm all in with Wahlberg, not liking the de Niro Pesci involvement though. This isn't a mafia movie, nor does de Niro or Pesci fit in well in any adventure/Indiana Jones type of film. If Drake comes from origins of short people and old folks with bad facial gestures then this isn't Uncharted. They need to bring a bit more class to Drake's origin or look for this to be a major flop.

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___________
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 3:36:51 AM
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exactly what i was thinking, this guy would make a perfect drake!
he looks allot like drake, hes got the same sense of humor as drake, and hes a fantastic actor!
plus hes a hit with the ladies, just like drake is.
hes in allot of my favorite movies, the departed for example one of the best movies of all time!
good choice, i would of preferred to see the original drake play drake in the movie, but i guess they need a big hit cast to lure people into seeing it so Wahlberg is a perfect candidate!

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Fane1024
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 5:07:40 PM

Once again, __________ gives his input from Bizarro World.

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Bjorn77
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 6:33:57 AM
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Well Mark is in Max Payne the movie... wich totally sucked and destroyed Max Payne. It was nothing like the game.

Unchrted the Movie will suck moneky-ass and what will be left is wen people hearing other people speak of "Uncharted" they will say... "Yeah I remember, it's that bad movie with Robert The Niro. Damn he should retire... That movie sucked"

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jaynet333
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 11:22:30 AM
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I admit it - I'm a Nathan Fillion fan, so I am disappointed. I do also like Mark Wahlberg, but I'm not sure about him playing Nathan Drake. Based on this news, my interest level in the move has dropped, but we'll see. Movies based on video games are always a gamble.

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Underdog15
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 1:39:53 PM
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Mark my words... Walhburg will be fine!

If he isn't, you will find me weeping while drowning in a pool of my own tears in the proverbial corner. I might even wear a tall, pylon shaped hat that says, "Dunce".

I'm a proud sort of man, but I'll admit I was wrong if I am! But if I'm right, I would be very happy with a little pat on the back. ;)

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Fane1024
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 5:11:38 PM

It's reasonable to have faith in David O. Russell, but I still question the casting.

As is, surprisingly, the CGI Drake will have a more expressive face than the live-action one. Maybe its the bo-tox. ;)

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LupeOneLeo
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 7:41:39 PM
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I think Wahlberg looks great as Drake. He sort of has the right look to him, though I haven't seen Fillion.

Frankly, as long as the actor can deliver and Naughty Dog is behind the wheel and not some Hollywood director with a "vision," I think this'll be great!

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Enigma757
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:43:07 PM
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Am I the only one who wanted Nolan North to play Drake? He IS Nathan Drake, same goes with all other Uncharted game actors.

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yankees6418
Saturday, December 04, 2010 @ 11:47:43 AM
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yea Nolan North should have been casted actor HE is Nathan Drake, but im with Mark Wahlberg, he'll do a great job and the more famous the actor the better the chance it will hit big screen like Prince of Persia................... out of the random wish kevin bacon could play Nathan Drake

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