Nathan Fillion as Nate Drake in Uncharted Movie?


 Nathan Fillion as Nate Drake in Uncharted Movie?  Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) is making it known that he down with fan demands that he play the part of Nate Drake in the upcoming film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s successful game franchise Uncharted – but some other news on the project may make him want to reconsider. Word broke earlier that infamous hothead director David O. Russell has been tapped to direct the adaptation.  Russell is best known for the violent clashes with cast on the set of his last film, I heart Huckabees – and by last, I mean produced over six-years ago.  Russell has since abandoned a few projects, and has now been handed the reins to Uncharted.  No word on whether he has participated in any anger management classes.

For his part, Fillion is a charismatic pro who could probably pragmatically navigate the ill tempered director; if nothing else, Fillion is a dead ringer for Nate Drake, although perhaps a few years older.  In terms of character, though, Fillion has the market cornered when it comes to playing dashing smart ass fortune hunters – when it comes to the idea of casting Fillion as Drake, I’m not sure there is a strong enough word beyond ‘perfect’ to describe the prospect.

So how does Fillion plan to nail this plumb role?  In the social-verse, of course.  It was the signing of Russell that set the news-wire ablaze with the Uncharted property, but Fillion fans quickly filled up every comment form they could grab to plea for his casting in the iconic title role.  Fillion did his part by tweeting:

If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it. Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE! http://j.mp/aEGe79

Could it work?  Why not.


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Tosh on October 13th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    I can kind of see it I guess. Hopefully they do a decent job.

  2. #2 by Luke on October 13th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Yeah I think he can pull it off, I do hope they don’t screw this up though.

  3. #3 by Sakinah on October 13th, 2010 [ 26489 Points ]

    Luke:

    Yeah I think he can pull it off, I do hope they don’t screw this up though.  

    ^

    When was the last time Hollywood made a decent movie based on a game? I don’t have too much confidence in them to get Uncharted right but Fillion looks like he could pull of Drake.

  4. #4 by Tosh on October 13th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Sakinah: When was the last time Hollywood made a decent movie based on a game?

    mmm, thinking ……. can’t think of any, lol.

  5. #5 by dave on October 13th, 2010

    its not really go to be good, and has nothing to do with the actor its the point of it, games are great movie might suck, and 90% it will suck only geeked out fans of the games will like it, the games seem to be a game kind of game lol not a game kind of movie if that makes since lol

  6. #6 by Oly on October 13th, 2010 [ 132150 Points ]

    FIREFLY was awesome btw..

  7. #7 by Smegmazor on October 13th, 2010

    Wow. I actually thought that this dude was who they modeled Drake after. Sick!

  8. #8 by Jay on October 13th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    dave: only geeked out fans of the games will like it

    I think it would be the opposite. Look at the Resident Evil movies. A ton of people like those (they might not think they’re great, but they like them), but not so much the fans of the game franchise

  9. #9 by Tosh on October 13th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Ahh ya, Resident Evil movies are ok.

  10. #10 by donifar on October 13th, 2010 [ 890 Points ]

    he is a PHENOMINAL choice. and i hate to say it, he would have to get much more fit than he is.

  11. #11 by Vnqshr on October 13th, 2010 [ 810 Points ]

    yep, I’ve been asking for this since I first started Uncharted 1. If it’s not Nolan North, it’s gotta be Nathan Fillion. (and no that doesn’t mean I want North in the film, I mean ‘as Drake in general’).

    Here’s hoping they get Emily Rose as Elena as well.

    Thoughts on a Sully?

  12. #12 by MrHyde229 on October 13th, 2010 [ 485 Points ]

    He SHOULD have been Green Lantern. :) Oh well. I like Ryan Reynolds. I would like to see Fillion in a new big screen release, and Uncharted would be a nice fit. Though I’m pretty glad that Castle caught on.

  13. #13 by SicSemperTyranis on October 13th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    Sakinah:
    When was the last time Hollywood made a decent movie based on a game? I don’t have too much confidence in them to get Uncharted right but Fillion looks like he could pull of Drake.  

    I didn’t think that the Silent Hill movie was too bad. They seemed to get the feel down and it had those creepy nurses.

  14. #14 by Legion213 on October 13th, 2010 [ 675 Points ]

    Nathan Fillion was made to play Nathan Drake in a Uncharted movie. I honestly couldn’t think of anyone else pulling it off.

    Emily Rose as Elena is a no brainer.

    Sully must be played by Bruce Campbell.

    Make it happen.

  15. #15 by Vnqshr on October 13th, 2010 [ 810 Points ]

    MrHyde; Definitely agree he should’ve been Green Lantern. Even though I love Ryan Reynolds (anyone seen Buried yet? Amazing!), I feel he should’ve stuck to doing the Deadpool movie (and maybe The Flash).

    Castle is great, but I’d really like to see another Mal Reynolds type role for Fillion.

    SicSemper: I actually really liked the Silent Hill movie. It had it’s problems, but overall the atmosphere was overall pretty great.

  16. #16 by Ace on October 13th, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    @@Legion how the hell do you get Bruce Campbell for sully.

  17. #17 by dave on October 13th, 2010

    to Jay,

    yeah I know it might be good, but I always liked the games better, it just doesnt feel right to me is all, to make movies out of a games and for the Resident Evil movies ummm no could have been better lol they are worth renting for $1.00 but not $10.00 didnt like the doom movie much ether but anyway thats just me. I get more joyment out of games then game movies.

  18. #18 by Vnqshr on October 14th, 2010 [ 810 Points ]

    Ace, I always thought Bruce Campbell would make a great Sully, but only if he were much older. Unlike Fillion, who is getting too old for Drake, Campbell is too young for Sully, yet would probably be fantastic.

  19. #19 by Skintrade on October 14th, 2010 [ 400 Points ]

    Do we know who’s on writing duties? Doesn’t matter who is cast if the script is pants…

  20. #20 by Emrah on October 14th, 2010 [ 7319 Points ]

    Uncharted is like a movie itself. I don’t think the translation would be hard. This is not the case with Mario Bros or Street Fighter.


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