IGN:"North reveals a ton of details about the behind-the-scenes workings of the Uncharted movie."
Worry not Nolan, everyones uneasy about that.
At this point sully should be played by ted the bear. Uncharted walberg edition.
lmao. I would prefer Tom Cruise or chris pratt. Sully could be played by gene hackman. (awesome actor)
@windblowsagain, Gene Hackman is the greatest but, He retired from acting a few years ago, He is 85 years old. Tom Cruise just wouldn't work, Chris Pratt....kind of a wild card, but, he is popular right now.
Chris Pratt was offered the role of Drake but he turned it down. I'm guessing since playing Drake would probably hurt his chances of playing Indiana Jones
@ above Bullseye!
I think Bruce Campbell would make a good Nathan Drake! For those who don't know who he is, he played in the "Evil Dead" movies. He definitely has the humorous side of Drake's character down.
Bruce would be a good Sully!
Bruce (if you've seen him in Burn Notice) is a bit too old these days to play Drake, though he'd be perfect for Sully.
He is way too old for that.
Ryan Reynolds for Drake and Brice for Sully.
Wtf.Are they serious thats such a poor choice. I like Mark Wahlberg don't get me wrong, but not drake. He's not a Nathan Drake smh. I'm super disappointed not even uneasy I kno it's a bad decision. I'll still watch it tho :D
I'll get crap for this but I would go 100% with Liam Hemsworth.
And kind of agreeing with some of you guys, I would include Reynolds in the movie, but as Sully. To me, Sully is a bit wittier than Drake. You would age him a bit and no makeup for some young Sully sequence, that would be amazing!
Nolan should be doing this anyway... He looks enough like Drake (especially in Uncharted 4), he has the voice, and the witty humor.... It's a shame they hire famous actors for their name and not if they'll fit the role. He's not even that good an actor... He's okay.... People like Troy and Nolan are far better actors than these big people IMO Off topic: but for instance watching Oblivion just showed me how bad Tom is at acting....
Jensen Ackles would be a great choice for Drake.....he has a great sense of humour and he looks like Drake too
Mark Wahlberg comedic side is as fun as a bag of...you know what
You could watch "TO MICHAEL PLAYSTATION 3 TRAILER" where you could see a candidate to play Drake.
Mark Wahlberg is awesome.
Agreed, but NOT for nathan drake. No one wants to see mark wahlberg as nathan drake, at least no uncharted fan. He just does not suit that roll.
I don't agree with this. I think Mark Wahlberg suits the role well. He is a very talented, multifaceted actor that a lot of people don't give credit to. Yet is believable in pretty much any role he plays. He can do comedy, drama, action or romance. It helps that he already looks like Nathan Drake. As far as being too old, that is what makeup artists are for. He is right. Hollywood wants numbers before the first scene is shot, because these days.... One tech heavy film can destroy the strongest company. The same goes for game development. I think a lot of people may be surprised at how well he plays the roll. A great voice actor doesn't always translate into a great screen actor. There has to be a reason why casting chose Mark Wahlberg over Nolan North or anyone else. Sure, name is one reason, but you still have to be believable in the role. Unless, as North says, they arent planning for a sequel because the script sucks.. But, if it did, I highly doubt Wahlberg would take it, regardless of the payout. He is pretty careful about what he does. If you're not good for the role, you're not good for the role. Regardless of how well your liked in Hollywood.
Because we all know that he played max Payne SO well...
Not sure how much he cares about the quality of the script instead of the payout given he was doing Max Payne and the last Transformer movie.
Wahlberg could not pull off a jovial character like Nathan Drake. Even in The Other Guys, a light hearted comedy, he played a surly cop. Those eyebrows are furrowed for a reason. The problem with Uncharted or TLoU or most any video game movie is we're going to be treated to the same actors we've seen 50 times in other films, attempting to fool us into thinking we haven't seen them before.
I just don't think he can get the voice down, it'll sound too jersey.
@Rusted Whatever faults were with Max Payne, Wahlberg wasn't among them. As an actor he just does as the director tells him to do and as the script demands. He isn't in charge of the movie, the shots, or even the dialogue. Sure they have some input on occasion but at the end of the day it's the director's call. I'm not saiyan he's good for Drake, just that he isn't at fault for bad movies. I'd personally pull for Chris Pratt.
@ Peace_Love_and_FPS ~ I think you mean Boston, but yeah I agree.
im not doubting him as a actor because he is good but he hasnt got the right voice for drake. this could seriously destroy the movie for me. would prefer someone a little less known and funnier voice and at least the same height. i want NOLAN NORTH. always makes me laugh. http://www.polygon.com/2015...
I don't think I want Mark Wahlberg playing Nathan Drake
Gotta say Mark Wahlberg is one of the worst actors in moderen film. Wasn't Nathan Drake's appearence inspired my nathan fillion away, i knows he's a bit old, but what's wrong with nathan fillion playing Nate.
I thought his appearance was inspired by Johnny Knoxville? at least I remember reading something like that...
He looks like Nolan North. Elena looks like Emily Rose who plays here.
Naughty Dog has always claimed Drake was based off an in house developer...there was a tech video way back in 2007 showing a comparison for the facial stuff...and there was a guy that looked just like the in game drake, but wasn't north or fillion... but...its pretty nuts how closely he resembles both North and Fillion. Its like they combined all 3 people facially...
@BiggerBoss Yah I've read that somewhere as well. Things like the laughing after a near-miss and the muttering to himself when nervous are Knoxville all over.
Nathan Fillion acting and character skills would better suite Nathan Drake. Mark Wahlberg is good, but the character skills' chemistry just isn't there.
The role should've gone to Nathan Fillion obviously..
Amen. Tho I never played any Uncharted games, I just love him in Firefly.
I think Nathan Fillion..aka Rick Castle, was busy doing Halo 5 at the same time. But I do agree, that guy's voice has that subtle humor about it that is perfect for Nathan Drake. I still have nightmare of Mark Walberg from his Marky Mark rapping days.
Not as bad as the nightmares of the young black schoolchildren Walberg racially attacked years ago. Oh, and the Asian dude he racially attacked and beat unconscious with a 2x4. That dude probably has some unsettling sleep too. Google his court documents. I guess Hollywood's makeup can make a "hero" out of anyone... except old southern white women with a cooking show. Racism is only okay when you have rock hard abs, it seems.
This basically, his persona matches Nathan Drake's.
With special effects and fitness Nathan fillion is literally perfect for the drake role. Like uncanny. Only other person worthy of mentioning would be Ryan Reynolds. Mark whalberg is not sarcastic enough to play drake. no matter what Nathan fillion was doing he should have tried out for this movie. :(
i get what you're saying...but all of these people are 'actors'...as in, they ideally would be able to play the part in the way its written...not in the way they play in other movies... I'm by no means a wahlberg fan overall...but the guy has done pretty well in movies directed and written by people that are good at making movies... he was one of the most memorable characters in The Departed, and considering who surrounded him in that...its saying something...that could've been his only role in history, and he'd still have accomplished more than Reynolds or Fillion (either of which i'd rather have in Uncharted also, but w/e)...
He is the only actor i would think is perfect for the role but have you seen him lately? he's looking a little old, I watch the tv series Castle and he seems to have gained weight too. If he did get the role he would have a lot of training to do to get in shape. He is a legend at being charismatic and i hope he gets this, but i'm not sure if he is contractually obliged to the tv series.
I'm sorry...but I don't know what obsession the net has with Nathon Fillion but everyone always says that every role ever should go to that guy. He's a cool guy but not that good.
"but everyone always says that every role ever should go to that guy."(Nathon Fillion) SAID NOBODY EVER! Just the Nathan Drake character. Personally I still think Joe Flanigan fits the Nathan Drake character closer than most in personality, build and facial appearance. http://wormholeriders.com/b...
Have you seen him in castle the only thing that seperates him from drake is his looks. The way he sells every theory and gets excited and his ability to make sarcastic jokes. Everything about how Nathan acts is drake. In this situation of Nathan could get his weight down he would be perfect to play drake. The great thing about drake is his ability to suck you into his monologues and interests towards mysterious things aka exactly what Richard castle does.
He's that good that bungie got him in halo & Destiny
If you want Fillion why not just ask for Nolan They are still both unknowns to big audiences in the film industry Obviously Fillion is more known but still in the same caterogry of people Hollywood wouldn't rely on So yeah if you want Fillion you may aswell get Nolan
To be honest, I think they should hire Blur to do a CG film and get Nolan North for the performance capture. The movie is going to cost a ton anyways, especially if it's on the scale of Uncharted games. So give Blur $50M and call it a day. The same thing with Halo. A photoreal CG Halo like the anniversary cut-scenes from Blur is exactly what fans want. And it'll probably cost a similar amount of money anyways. Everyone keeps talking about actors and I'm looking at CG nowadays thinking, "it's called render farms, people."
Exactly! I thought it was Nathan Fillion until my friend told me it was Nolan North.
I love Mark Wahlberg, but I don't want him to play Drake. I don't want Uncharted made into a movie. It's already a movie, with its cutscenes. I think the film being on ice for 10 years is saying something. I wish Nolan, Emily, & Richard could all play their respected characters. They all are their characters, they embody them.
Out of a billion people in the world and you can't find anyone better? So many good movies who don't use Hollywood's royalty, rich people don't make a movie better.
But they do attract a hell of a lot more money from people. This is the main reasoning behind the use of Hollywood actors.
Usually it has more to do with the amount of marketing they pour into the film. Get a lesser known actor, pour the money into marketing and viola "new actor" discovered!
Chris Pratt would be ok for nathan drake
Hell yes he would be perfect but I think we heard that he's already declined the roll.
Nope chris pratt should be indiana jones
ugh...Uncharted should be indiana jones, the original jones movies should be left as classics...and the unforgivably bad crystal skull should result in it being illegal to attempt a franchise comeback...
Given up caring about casting these days. Rather just watch the film and see personally. Likelihood is the film will be average at best and that won't be down to just the cast.
I always thought Joe flanigan would be great as Nathan Drake but they need wahlbergs celebrity for mass appeal I guess.
Wahlberg as Drake = ridiculous. Wahlberg plays street thug roles well. So if the casting team was looking for a boston street thug to play Nathan...well done. Nathan Fillion IS Nathan Drake. End of discussion. I am sure he could have slimmed up a bit to take this role and it would have been PERFECTLY cast. As it stands Wahlberg will dumb this down as he does every role. If you want to see a great Wahlberg comedy flick, check out The Happening. It was not supposed to be a comedy, but his acting is so bad I was laughing the whole time.
I liked him in Basketball Diaries.. ...and..uh...
Lol that had to be one of the worst movies ever made
hmmm.. maybe it was cause it reminded me of me and my friends at the time, without all the drugs. I'll have to rewatch..
EVERYONE is uneasy about this, but people spoke up as loudly as they could and the idiots making this movie didn't care. Maybe I'll Netflix it one day but i sure as hell ain't paying money to see this in the theater
Nathan Fillion or we Riot!
They could get Laurence Olivier in his prime to star and it would still suck....it's a videogame movie, bound to fail. Only one I was interested in that would have made a great movie would be Bioshock.