Uncharted’s Characters Were Created In Collaboration With Actors

If it’s striking how similar Emily Rose or Nolan North appear to their Uncharted series alter-egos, Elena Fisher and Nathan Drake, it’s not an accident.

The fact is, the characters of Uncharted have a lot to do with the actors who portray them, and their appearances are a result of the collaboration of Uncharted developer Naughty Dog and its work with the actors.

“We sent concepts to the actors when they were auditioning,” said Amy Hennig, Uncharted 3‘s creative director. “That was part of what attracted them to the roles.”

Hennig was speaking on a panel entitled “Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the Uncharted Franchise and Today’s Film Industry,” which also included North, Rose and Richard McGonagle (who voices Victor “Sully” Sullivan), during which she and other Naughty Dog developers discussed the methods of working with the game’s actors, its motion capture processes, and the way actors influence the development of the game’s s...

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MrSpace2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

See Nathan Fillion's character Mal had NOTHING to do with Nathan Drakes creation

This is another reason why Nolan, Emily and Richard should be in the Uncharted film, they can do this if we give them a chance

Pozzle2466d ago

I don't know why Hollywood wouldn't choose Emily Rose for Elena tbh. She's a great actress already, and is already fairly well known. She wouldn't even need training.

And yeah, Nolan North isn't the most amazing actor in the world. But he did the mo-cap for Drake as well as Drake's voice, so he must be good enough for that. And he does rock climbing too, so he has that going for him. :D

The only reason I can think of is that Hollywood want to cast big-name actors to help sell the movie to the general public. But why? Even big-name actors started off as nobodies. And not every successful movie has starred big-name actors. So why not give Emily and Nolan a chance?
If the movie looks amazing and if it has great marketing, people will pay big money to see it anyway.

MrSpace2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

As some people have said in the ND forums and on other sites if they get "big stars" to play the villains then they can use them as promotional material. If the film does well they won't need big stars for the sequel since people will want to see the sequel anyway since the first film was so good. I can't name any big stars who would be perfect for the villains...the only one I can think of is Kate in Uncharted 3 being played by Helen Mirren (obvious choice).

Yet you get people saying what you've just said but being serious "Nolan North isn't the most amazing actor in the world" when they are saying Fillion should get the role......but Nolan did the motion capture and does the voice, if there is one part he can play it's his character in the Uncharted film, yet people consistently come up with silly excuses so Fillion looks like a better choice over Nolan, I'm sorry but he really isn't....why get someone who "acts" abit like Drake when you can get the real Nathan Drake.

I feel sorry for Nolan seeing people who want Fillion over him. All the guy wants is his big break, any Uncharted fan should be fighting for him and Emily/Richard to get the part...think of it as a thanks for all the hard work the voice actors have done for Uncharted.

MintBerryCrunch2465d ago (Edited 2465d ago )

Ken Leung could play the role of Raja, i think he would do the character justice

you've all probably seen him in Rush Hour, X-Men and Lost

BubbleSniper2465d ago

I agree, as much as I want Nathan Fillion to be Drake in the movie, I have absolutely no OBJECTIONs! to Nolan North being Drake.

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WhiteLightning2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

"During the question-and-answer portion of the panel, the actors were asked how they would feel about playing their characters in the stalled but still seemingly developing movie version of Uncharted. All responded that they’d be excited for the opportunity, and as others on the panel put it, the players have grown to fully embody the characters."

Come on guys this is a sign they want to play the parts. We should want them instead of Nathan Fillion. The only reason we wanted Fillion in the first place because people didn't know if Nolan was interested since he suggested Hugh Jackman to get the part that one time but it seems like he and the others REALLY want to do it.

"I feel a lot like Drake, and I recently joined a rock climbing gym,” he said. “It’s hard. His legs must be hollow.”"

See if Nolan got the role he probably would take this more serious, get fit, go on a strict bulk up diet plan to play the role....get some make up on there to make him looking younger and there you go....Nathan Drake.

I'd say we should start to suggest the voice actors now since they really want to do it. I bet they are counting on fans to make it happen.

karl2465d ago

i would say emily is hotter than elena...

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