The Stars of Uncharted 3 interview part two

Telegraph writes:
In the second part of our interview with the stars of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Tom Hoggins talks to Nolan North and Emily Rose about the frustrations of being overlooked for the film adaptation of Uncharted and the technology behind the new video game.

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KUV19772488d ago

How I completely dislike those misleading headlines. Nolan North says he doesn't want to be asked because he is not Drake but just an actor playing Drake and it wouldn't make a lot of sense to ask which actor should play the actor playing Drake...

Yi-Long2488d ago

... Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition).

egidem2488d ago

...Nolan North (Nathan Drake).

Getowned2488d ago (Edited 2488d ago )

lets start a N4G campaign for Nolan North for drake..The Gamers have spoken!

North! North! North! North!!!! NORTH!!!!!!!!!

inveni02488d ago

I don't think Nolan North looks young enough to play Drake. Emily Rose could be Elena, though.

Pozzle2488d ago

"I don't think Nolan North looks young enough to play Drake. Emily Rose could be Elena, though."

I don't know about that...Drake looks to be in his 30s in Uncharted 3. Nolan North is only a tad older than that, so he could play an older Drake, or just play Drake as he is. I don't mind a slightly-older actor being cast, as long as he is good enough to make me believe he is Nathan Drake.

A good example would be Alan Rickman as Professor Snape. Rickman is in his 60s, Snape is meant to be in his 30s. But he played the role so well, nobody minded the age difference between character and actor.

inveni02488d ago

Nolan North is losing his hair. Hair is one of Drake's great physical qualities. Plus, he's not built like Drake. He'd have to get into shape, and I don't think voice actors are real big on that kind of thing.

I think it's mentioned somewhere that Drake is supposed to be about 28 in Uncharted 2. Nolan is 41 this year.

Also, Snape wasn't the main character of Harry Potter. If they had cast someone for Harry Potter who was 22, you wouldn't have gone for it. I hate it when movies/shows cast adults as teenagers (see the movie Scream, where each high school student was 23+).

For supporting cast members, where age is not a huge deal, you can afford to be more flexible. But there aren't many 41-year olds out there that can make climbing and jumping around like Drake look believable...

Pozzle2488d ago (Edited 2488d ago )

inveni0: Yeah, but there's a difference between casting a 20-something actor to play a ten year old boy for Harry Potter and casting a 40 year old man to play someone in their 30s. (Though I would like to say that, by the end of the series, the main actors were in their 20s and playing 17 year olds). Nolan North doesn't really look that bad for his age. And with the right amount of makeup/hair/etc and training, he could easily make a believable Drake in the looks department. Hell, Drake's face is already based of North's and he does the mo-cap too. That's already one step away from actual acting. It's not like he's completely incapable of stepping into Drake's shoes.

As for the hair...well that's hardly an issue. Wigs, hair extensions and hair pieces do exist. Just look at Hugh Laurie. He's lost the majority of his hair on the top of his head. They just give him a hairpiece to wear when he plays Dr. House. It's Hollywood. If they can spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a single movie, they can invest in a good hairpiece and decent gym instructor for Nolan North. If he's willing to put in the hours, then why not?

I'd also like to throw it out there that Harrison Ford was in his 40s when he did the original Indiana Jones movies. He made jumping and climbing look like a breeze. Age doesn't matter when it comes to these things. Whether or not North is a good actor who can make us believe he is Nathan Drake is all that would matter.

inveni02488d ago

Harrison Ford is in a class beyond Nolan North. Shoot, Harrison did a pretty good job in Indy 4, all things considered.

I said there aren't many out there that can do it...not that they don't exist at all. I just don't think North could pull it off.

I wish he could, though. I've been watching Haven and thinking about how cool it would be to have Emily Rose play Elena just so the voice would match. (Though, judging by the first season of Haven, she's have to lose a little weight, too.)

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Marceles2488d ago

I laughed when he said if he's not playing Drake, he doesn't want to make a cameo being the bellhop lol. Peewee's Big Adventure reference.

LewisDenby2488d ago

That isn't what he says though.

Chitown712912488d ago

Guys the movie is releasing next week ....relax .

NiKK_4192488d ago

Don't worry, I picked up on what you were trying to say. We'll let the disagree...-ers(?) figure it out on their own.

Chitown712912488d ago

Haha thank you brother lol

Deadpool6162488d ago

I get what your saying. ^_-

The Uncharted series exceeds beyond a movie anyway. It's not like a old school 2D game that needs to be seen in 3D (not the glasses gimmick/third dimensional) because it already is.

The only thing a movie would be adding is human beings and like most video game movies...disappointment. Not because the source material isn't good enough, but it's because of all the restrictions of dealing with real life breathing humans. Ask Wesker from Resident Evil...he knows what I'm talking about. -_-

rickhunter892488d ago

i see what you did there.

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Miths2487d ago

@KUV1977 "How I completely dislike those misleading headlines. Nolan North says he doesn't want to be asked..."

Actually, while the headline - in typical journalistic fashion - makes it sounds like a bigger issue than the article reveals it to be, Nolan is the first one to bring up the subject in the interview with these words (which I obviously fully sympathize with):

"... It’s very frustrating for any actor to have someone who’s a celebrity take over your place. Like the Uncharted film, they’re trying to find someone to play Nathan Drake. And it’s like, why do they not think of us? We DO this."

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OcularVision2488d ago

He doesn't say anybody, don't bother clicking the link.

Bolts2488d ago

Even if he does it would be completely irreverent. He'll be a guy who's playing as a digital character, recommending a guy who's going to be playing a character, of another guy who is playing a digital character. LOL.

Lord_Sloth2488d ago

He's saying he would like to play Drake. he doesn't want to lose the role to a different actor.

user8586212488d ago

So is the movie still in development hell?

fourtwenty20092488d ago (Edited 2488d ago )

He infers he would like to be the one to play Nathan Drake. I'm kinda torn. It is the right voice, but he doesn't really look like the character like Fillion does, all though Fillion is really starting to look old / put on pounds. Maybe he could play Doughnut Drake. lol

But yeah, Fillion FTW. If not Fillion, Nolan North with some kind of radical plastic surgery / heavy duty makeup / CG.

Just for the love of god, no Mark Wahlberg.

starchild2488d ago

Nathan Fillion all the way. Im sure he could get in better shape for the role. He has the same humor and swagger as Nathan Drake....and, hell, his first name is even the same.

ryhanon2488d ago (Edited 2488d ago )

I don't think it's nearly as important to *look* like the character as it is to be able to *portray* the character... and frankly, as much as I love Fillion and think he'd do a good job, I don't think anyone can pull it off as well as Nolan North. He *IS* Nathan Drake.

The man deserves the role.

stevenhiggster2488d ago

I think North should play him, he knows the character better than anyone, he already is Drake for Christ's sake.
He could look the part too, just put in a bit of gym time and get some hair and make up people on the case.

Getowned2488d ago

Didn't north play him in that commercial ? I thought he was grate and he should get the roll if anyone he kind of even looks like drake.

He sounds like drake,looks like drake,can act, seems kind of obvious to me.

North for drake!

sdrawkcab2488d ago

We should all make a list with our names on it and send it to Sony, stating that "We want the original actors".

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