Cinema Blend "There’s very little hope that the Uncharted movie won’t suck and there’s even less hope with Wahlberg being in the lead role, and here’s a few reasons why..."
Think this will suck? Shadow of the Colossus movie. Enough said. If I want an Uncharted movie I think I'll just play the game. Personally a Halo movie sounds better-- especially seeing those CGI ads for Reach. Problem with something like a SoTC movie is that if it mimics the game too much it's pointless but if it does something different then people will say that it will be inferior to the original. Personally I don't think a masterpiece like SoTC should be ruined by Hollywood. With a Halo movie, or any other game with a scope like that they have a better and bigger scope to work with. But even then, movies and games rarely mix well, unless they are handed to good producers/writers. In which case SoTC, at least to my knowledge, is screwed. I just grow excited in the prospects of these two arts borrowing from each other. Movies these days can learn a lot from games and vice versa, but they just aren't being done right.
I'd laugh if Mark Wahlberg was cast as lead in that one too. Classic.
this will suck why this wont suck why dont we stop making these lame a$$ articles and just wait till the movie is out. This is why the video game blogosphere is a joke.
Everything hollywood touches is automatically turned to crap. Besides why make a Uncharted movie, when I can already play it.
Uncharted 2 - BEST PS3 GAME EVER. Just playing it was a unbelievable cinematic experience. Music - Awesome Graphics - Awesome Characters - Awesome Gameplay- Awesome Story - Awesome Whole package was near flawless. Hope they don't make a crappy movie game out of it.
everything that goes into a making a game Ex, music graphics etc. Uncharted did great on every aspect. The only fault i would say is ND messing with the game with to many firmware updates. They messed with the difficutly and tweaked the game play, both in a negative way. I played on normal took a few shots and was nearly dead i thought i had it on hard but no they just changed the game.
@metsb: WhaaAAAA? Uncharted 2 was waaaay easier than the first one. I platinumed both, and i still have a lot of trouble in certain areas of Drake's Fortune on crushing. I ran through Uncharted 2 on crushing no problem. Only times i really died was by falling, for the most part. lol i have no idea what you're talking about mang. xD Uncharted 2 wasn't a particularly 'hard' game. >.>
Still don't know why they didn't just go with Nolan North as Drake. He looks just like him, he already does the voice, and knows the character back and forward. Plus, his performance in both of the games is downright incredible.
Because Nolan North is working on Uncharted 3. ;)
Because Hollywood makes movies to bring in big crowds and to do that you need a big name. They obviously don't care what gamers think.
um...because Nolan is too old? He wont be able to do the acrobatics. Nathon Fillion ftw
If it wasn't going to be my 1st choice Nathan Fillion, then I would have liked to have seen Ryan Reynolds play Nathan. He has the looks, wit, star power & acting credentials to take over the role. Marky Mark mightn't be a failure. People must remember that David O Russell is a very competent director, and he has squeezed out the 3 best performances of Wahlberg's career (so far). Also the prospect of a Pesci & De Niro reunion is also something to potentially look forward to. Russell has surrounded himself with some of Hollywood's top producers, and not to mention, he has the full financial backing of Sony, because not only is there a possible movie franchise on the line, but also if it is the first good video game film adaption, it would be a huge boost for not only the Uncharted series but for the Playstation brand.
I rather a non-famous actor than Marky-Mark. Do you guys remember the poor performance he did in Max Payne? I don't see why it would be any difference now.
Did you see his really shitty performance in The Happening? Probably the worst acting Ive ever seen. He was good in The Departed.
I love the "What!...No!" line in The Happening. His delivery was so bad. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Lmao, I forgot just how bad the acting was in that. Thanks for the lol.
He was good in the Departed and he was also excellent in Boogie Nights. I don't know what to think of the guy. Maybe he's just given bad direction...
Max Payne is the reason I stopped like Mark Wahlberg. He screwed that character up so badly. The movie was sub-par at best but Wahlberg's performance was so horrendous it was almost cringe worthy.
You can only do so much as an actor when you have a poorly written script & dialog, and then you have a shitty first time director who has no experience of actually getting performances out of actors.
He's not even funny. That movie with Will Farrel(sp?) sucks... then again Will Farrel stopped becoming funny after his basketball movie.
A few reasons?
I wonder how much say ND has in this movie
Poor choice of actor, only decent films are Basketball Diaries, Boogie Nights and The Departed. He's a one trick pony, can't imagine him pulling off the comedy quips with...well, comedy.
They should get this guy for the Uncharted movie. http://intrawebnet.com/chuc... He's perfect for the part IMO.
I'm hoping they replace Nolan "Oh crap/here we go" North with Mark Wahlberg in the game too.
I really hope you are being sarcastic, because that is a horrible idea.
The reason Mark Wahlberg would ruin an uncharted movie is M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening.
And Max Payne.
Never even bothered with that one... But yes you're absolutely right.
How anyone who played the games and saw the movie could disagree with you is crazy. How dare that one disagree. How dare you.
Even if the movie turns out to be crappy it can't (and won't) ruin the Uncharted franchise. Stupid article.
I've never been an advocate of video game movies to begin with, but seriously, ruin the Uncharted FRANCHISE? The gaming media needs to come up with their own slogan. "It Only Does Drama Queens."
The bigger issue on this movie is adding Nathans father and uncle. Why do they need them? The game isn't about those characters. Will this be like the Resident Evil movies? I like those movies but they really aren't that much like the games. Some parts are but not enough. If an Uncharted movie is made they need the game characters with Nathan, mainly Elena and Sullivan. Don't add too many others.
I agree. The characters in just the game were enough to carry it without any problem. I don't think it will ruin the FRANCHISE, Uncharted games are so good. They are already cinematic enough. Plus Naughty Dog does not come off as a company that would cave to bend to Hollywood i.e. making Drake more like Mark Whalberg. They already have such an established character that the fans adore that they will maintain it. I like him in a few movies, but just don't think this works for him.
They should have done all cgi like avatar basically did. I want to see the original sully, drake, elena, etc... and their voices.
I really want to see Nolan North doing this instead, I know Hollywood want big stars but even if they don't give them a big budget thinking it's going to flop it could be a huge success and then they'll want to do a sequel and give them a better budget to work with. If I see Emily rose working with Mark or even Nathan Fillion if things turn around it would look a bit odd not seeing her alongside Nolan North
This guy mentions future Uncharted modelling Drake off Marky-Mark like Lara Croft with Angelina Jolie. This frightens me.
Neither ND or sony i think would do that to nolan or the franchise. No need to mess with it.
Well, money speaks my friend and we have to hope the movie doesn't do well enough for the movie to influence the game. I really don't think any corporation is above the $$$ and if they see money in Marky-Mark's face, then well..we'll see. Heck, they even did it with the Goldeneye remake, replacing Brosnan with Craig where it really wasn't necessary.
I haven't played Uncharted or Uncharted 2. I was too busy with other games. So I can't really address whether or not Mark Wahlberg would be a good fit for Drake, because I simply don't know Drake. I will say that this can be salvaged, though. No matter how bad you think it'll be. The very last name in the opening credits would need to be one of the following: James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), JJ Abrams (Lost, Alias, Star Trek), or Sam Raimi (Evil Dead trilogy, Spider-Man 1-3) If anyone is wondering, the last name in the opening credits is always the Director.
he just looks old
This article is spot on!!!
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