Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake? It makes perfect sense in Hollywood, and that's why video game movies are almost always horribly miscast.
Yep. Just look at Prince of Persia.
remember when luigi was a puerto rican.
Nathan Fillion should have been cast as Drake. He's shown that he can be a plucky action star (firefly), and he even has the same damn first name. Hollywood is clearly still lost, which is why they are losing money without rehashing everything.
Wait, how did Kane & Lynch get a movie?
who knows http://en.gamers.com/_file/... why is a black man playing a white person? just saying I've played the Kane and Lynch game for a bit, and unless i am mistaken neither of the two guys are black
Because they need to either have the star be black, or the supporting actor to be black. It's the whole "multiculturalism" thing where they try to make movies/TV shows as multicultural as possible so that kids will be more used to seeing different races and hopefully won't grow up to be racist bigots. It doesn't work though.
@eggbert What's their reasoning for getting a white guy to play Jin in that Tekken movie then?
@exgamerlegends the same reason that they made the cast of "21" white, Americans don't like seeing Asian men in a strong role. I actually had to learn about this in a "Race and Ethnic Relations" class. Its Because stereotypically, Asian men are more successful/intelligent than a white male, so they are almost exclusively portrayed by the media in a bad light.
I think Jamie Foxx might be okay if he dials down his "I'm Cool!" thing to zero and can sell Kane's desperation. It's really not about race, but performance...I mean, has Wahlberg ever once demonstrated the kind of warmth and charm on screen that Drake does? Who wants a Drake with Wahlberg's perma-scowl? He's fine for those kinds of roles, but this one? I'm unconvinced.
I agree 100% Mark Wahlberg is a great actor. But he just isn't Nathan Drake. And it boggles my mind that somebody would play the Uncharted games and think "This guy is sooo Mark Wahlberg!" Drake always reminds me of 90s Brendan Fraser; The floppy-haired hero with the charming smile/personality and an element of dorkiness to him that makes everyone fall in love with him.
I don't think trace buster-buster boy should be acting at all... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
This is totally off topic but I love the Resident Evil movies, all of them! Never has a video game franchise from game to movie been so successful so I hope to see more of them!
pfft! the only one worthy of the name resident evil is the first one and even then its merely passable. the others on the other hand... well they made a mockery of resident evil by going so fucking absurd..
The "Best" Resident Evil movie is Resident Evil: Degeneration. The Alice-sue Live-action movies are a disgrace to the franchise.
yep.. the CGI one is the best... all resident evil movies are an insult to the games... the director and writer are probably retarded and everyone who watches will end up probably the same
yessss all of them were awesome
"Hollywood will never cast a game movie right" And nor will the legions of gaming fans. You can't make everybody happy, but I think consideration has to be made for name recognition and the desires of the general public, something most gaming journalists are missing and certainly gaming journalists are.
But I love Silent Hill movie..
that one wasnt too bad.
Like hell they can't. Look at what they did with Mortal Kombat & Resident Evil. And remember Street Fighter? They got the costumes right but the hole story line is fucked up. HOLLYWOOD COMPLETELY RUIN IT. and my last comment on the actor that was suppose to play Drake former name JJFNIGHTS, I apologize bout the other actor was suppose to play Drake guys but now I see why. It will be so fucked up.
Prince of persia was a great movie game it also came the #1 movie in america also silent hill as well
Did they learn nothing when they screwed up Max Payne...I mean walhberg was not, or never could have been Payne...He does not have the persona, the voice, or any of the strong attributes that Payne exuded. Walhberg is good at playing the quiet character that always gets screwed over. When he puts on the loud mouth, fearless, obnoxious act, it seems just like that...Acting...and a very forced, false looking version of it. His best work is in movies like The Big Hit & such. Forget Walhberg for this, in fact, his fellow actor from The Fighter would be a better choice..not ideal, but better. Then again there are dozens of unheard of's that fit this part far more than any of the Hollywood heavyweight heart throbs. And the Resisdent Evil movies were crap up until the last 2, in which were action movies that really had little in common with the games, & should have been named something else. Uwe Boll should direct Unchartered if Mark Wahlberg gets the part of Drake.
Every Hollywood exec greenlighting these movies is Old,and behind the times.Once we get someone who grew up playing games in the same position,maybe then we'll see some great Video Game-based films.Same thing happened with Comic-book movies before the 2000's when Comics started providing us with amazing films.
Darn, it really isn't happening with Fillion then? i'm so dissapointed in Hollywood's ability to create new and fresh possibilities for talents out there it looks like the 50ies all over again...Robert Redford warned Hollywood,during the Oscars couple of years ago, not to take their position in entertainment for granted and to continue taking risks with new actors, Directors and fresh ideas....Gore Verbinski also had a great speech inwhich he described this dillema between succes formulas or making the suits sh#t in their pants with new fresh ideas and generate whole new experiences...i think that speech is still downloadable on XboxLive...just look up Gore Verbinski....but darn i'd love to see the Uncharted movie succeed...with Fillion it would have been almost a perfect match.
The only two people I want to see in the Uncharted movie the most are Nolan North and Emily Rose. Nathan Fillion this and that....Yes he looks like Drake and acts like him but Nolan North brought the character to life. Can you imagine if Emily Rose was casted alongside Nathan Fillion......it just wouldn't look right, if they did get Emily then they should get Nolan. I know the guy is not in the best of shape but come on it's Hollywood, if they can do it to Sarah Jessica Parker then I'm pretty sure they can do it to Nolan North
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