Article discusses why Nathan Fillion may not be an appropriate choice to play Nathan Drake, even though we all want to Captain Mal Reynolds back in action...
Hated Firefly and don't remember much about it. Plus many people never bothered to watch Firefly, with that said it's a pretty weak argument for keeping Fillion away from the Drake role.
You hated Firefly but don't remember much about it? Then how do you know you hate it? I personally wouldn't want to see Nathan play this role simply because it's beneath him. He deserves better than some sh!tty Uncharted game movie that's will bomb in theaters like most game movies do.
Wow, that's an extraordinarily positive outlook on the future of this movie. /s Give the damn thing a chance.
I don't know about you, but I tend to put a mental block on the games/movies I hate. I end up remembering what I thought about the movie after watching it, rather than the specific parts. I don't remember the pain when I had to get stitches in my leg, but I sure as hell remember not liking it very much.
What a stupid reason, the guy is Nathan Drake in every way
James Roday as Nathan Drake, been saying it for over a year now :D http://dustinbarton.com/blo...
He and Nathan Fillion are the only two actors I'd like to see as Nathan Drake.
James Roday is a better pick than Fillion in my opinion. But it's gonna be Marky Mark, we cannot change that.
Wow, I never thought of him and I totally agree now, James Roday(I love Psych) would make a great Nathan Drake. I think they'd need to make him a bit taller though.
If he slimmed down just a tad bit and toned up (again, just a tad bit), I think he would be fine with the proper casting. Mark Walberg is roughly the same height so I don't see the problem :)
Adam Sandler is clearly the best suited for this role.
It's hard to choose between him and Will Ferrell. They are both perfect for the role as Nathan Drake
Alan from the Hangover is a great shout too...
Jason Kapono as Nathan Drake. I can see it now, the final boss battle in the movie is going to be 3 pt. shooting contest.
lets have a article about why does anyone even care if there is a uncharted movie.. its going to suck.
Or an article on internet pessimism
Is this a JOKE?? Author is trolling. The fact that Mal and Drake are so similar would be in no way detrimental to the Uncharted movie. I have also watched movies solely because Fillion was in them--Slither, anyone? (Awesome movie!) The mere fact that Fillion has this appeal is itself a great argument why he'd be perfect for the movie. Wahlberg's a great actor and all, but I wouldn't watch a movie just because he's in it (I'd never have watched Slither if he'd been in it!).
Mark Wahlberg cannot pull off this role. He couldn't even pull off tough guy Max Payne. How is he going to pull off a tomb raiding, quick witted, smartass character like Drake. Plus he's short.
Nathan Fillion is a better fit for the role than Mark Walberg, but Walberg's not a bad choice.
Fillon would have been a good Drake, 10 years ago. Anyway, it's lame that this is going to be a movie anyway. It will fail, like all videogame movies do.
Before Firefly even existed? Don't agree. Andy Sandberg playing Marky Mark in the movie would of been better than the actual Marky Mark. The dude is a living charicature.
Yeah Right like we all still thought of Han Solo when we saw Indiana Jones, this Uncharted movie is just what Nathan Fillion needs and what the Uncharted IP needs He is the best for the fans and the industry it's better to cast a less known actor instead of another big star....same goes for all the other failed movies based on games...also give other people the chance to shine instead of the already played out stars..Everybody should watch the movie Serenity !! and then you'll realise..darn this is one of the best Sci-fi made lately and Nathan Fillion is the only one suitable to play Nathan Drake!
Why are you guys still talking about this gay ass movie...
Sure is 10-year-old in here.
when you call an unreleased movie "gay ass" you know you're 12. who on earth calls things gay in reference to its lack of quality anyway? so childish I haven't heard that since 9th/10th grade...and that was quite a long time a go new rule: if they have a pokemon avatar, they are probably a kid hijacking dad's PC.
And yet despite my language, I was still the only smart enough one to know this movie was going to be trash.
Scott Atkins is my pick, he would be able to handle all the physical stuff easily and i think he can pull off the funny stuff also. Check his film and TV portfolio. Watch this interview and tell me that doesn't look like Drake. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Well at least a better Drake then Marky Mark.
watched his ninja film and the guy cannot act to save his life. agree he is a badass martial artist and can do some heavy lifting, but the only heavy lifting drake wud want to do is lifting chloe or lifting a treasure. whoever plays nathan drake must be sumone who is naturally witty and i cant think of anyone else but nathon fillion. sony must be dumb deaf and blind not to realise this. besides this is not about firefly and castle wathcers, this movie is for the fans of uncharted more so than anyone or anything elde. it is the fans who made the uncharted ip successful and will carry on to do so so it is the fans choice sony should go for. it makes sense whichever way sony spins it to go with nathan fillion as supposed to marky mark. the only thing i can think of is, that sony has had to go with marky mark or the director wont make the film. i.e. the director has sony by their balls.
Sony wouldn't have a hard time finding another director. Hell, whoever directs the game would probably be a better director on this project the Davey O'Russell, and make better casting decisions while keeping the continuityin check. If they aren't careful he could destroy the game for some people and Sony should really reconsider because ND is one of the last studios I would want to piss off because they hired someone to make a movie of their critically acclaimed, and commercially successful IP. I'm holding on to a glimmer of hope that all of this is a red herring and it's not going to be this way, or they Davey will go batsy again and have to leave the project.
"It would distract the audience from the film, as they won't see Nathan Drake, they will see Captain Mal Reynolds." that's not true ive seen tons of films and im currently watching Castle and i don't think of Nathan Fillion as Mal....i think of him as the char he is portraying and he dose a really good job at doing it too. oh yeah forgot to mention i have played Uncharted since day one and have been in love with the series ever since
I thought Justin Beiber was going to play Nathan Drake?!?! I read it right here on n4g.com, so it must be true, right?
Ellen Degeneres would make a good Nathan Drake. If Rosie O'Donnell lost a few pounds, perhaps.
Even though the movie is based on a video game, the primary goal here will be to reach as wide an audience as possible, regardless of the fact that those people aren't gamers. That is how Hollywood works and that goal was achieved with the Prince of Persia movie. I'm sorry to say but Nathan Fillion is practically unknown as an actor outside of the scifi community. And as good as it may be, I sincerely doubt that Castle is a widely popular series, at least not the way in the same way the CSI franchise is, for example. So not only most people wouldn't even make the connection to his character in Firefly, but most wouldn't even know who he is. And that is probably a big part of the reason why he didn't get the part in the first place as opposed to Mal Reynolds and Nathan Drake being too much alike.
then thats an even better reason.. a new film with fresh faces.. that always works anyways i have high hopes for the film, i mean if they follow the uncharted story well, its already like a movie.. just needs a bad ass director
That is the most insanely illogical argument I have heard as to why not to cast someone in a movie. I can't believe that was all these guys could come up with for this piece.
Josh Hopkins from Cougar Town looks like Drake....IMO. Mark will not be good for this role, yes the movie will sell because they know sheep will accept anything shoved there way. The game will suffer from the movie because you know they're going to change Drake to look like Marky. It might just be me but Im tired of seeing the same actors in every movie. Josh Hopkins http://images1.wikia.nocook... Nathan Drake http://ui09.gamespot.com/19... -IMO.
Nolan North or bust!
he's to old to play nathan -_-
Yeah, because Mark Wahlberg was perfect for it. *facepalm*
Nobody should play Nathan Drake. Leave the video games as they are!
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