Fillion On Drake Role: Don't Pressure The Director
The "Uncharted" movie has a new director and fans are once again urging Neil Burger to consider Nathan Fillion for the leading role.
Recently, Burger said he acknowledged the fan outcry to have the "Firefly" star play Nathan Drake, but wouldn't say anything further. As for Fillion, he told ScreenRant that he'd still love to have the part, but he doesn't want to push too hard. In other words, he doesn't want to "sour" Burger on the idea. Said Fillion:
"I am certainly still interested in playing Nathan Drake. I think every actor I know wants their action-adventure hero, their Indiana Jones. That would be a good one for me, I think. What I don’t want is people pressuring that poor man [director Neil Burger] and souring him on the actual idea. If we could somehow just… do you remember the movie Inception? I think that’s what we need to do. We need to let him land on the idea on his own."
Well, that might be out of the realm of possibility, Nathan. Burger already has the idea in his head; gamers sorta put it there. As we said earlier, the director already knows all about it. But we do understand the concept and besides, we think there's an underlying statement in Fillion's words...it sounds like he wants to get the part based on his own merits as an actor, rather than simply winning a "fan favorite" vote, so-to-speak.
Gotta respect that.
7/27/2011 12:02:59 PM Ben Dutka