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Anybody got any other picks? How about Josh Duhamel? He seems to be about the right age and size. Plus he's got big screen and action cred with movies like the Transformers series under his belt.


Russell to direct Uncharted movie, Fillion rallies for role

by Ben Silverman

October 13 3:31 P.M.

Look out, Indy -- a new cliffhanging treasure hunter is headed to the big screen, and he's got plenty of chops. At least, he does if his video game experience is any indication.

The adventurer is Nathan Drake, star of the two smash hit Uncharted games for the PS3 -- and soon to be coming to a theater near you, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Sweetening the pot for fans of the game is news that acclaimed filmmaker David O. Russell ("Three Kings," "Flirting With Disaster") will both write and direct the adaptation for Columbia Pictures.

But who will play the lead role? That's yet to be decided, but if fans had their way, it would likely go to another Nathan: Nathan Fillion, who also happens to be a dead ringer for the video game character. And the 'Castle' star thinks it's a pretty great idea, too.

"If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it," Fillion tweeted to his half-million followers, linking to a news story about the Uncharted movie news.

He sure seems like the perfect match on paper. While there's been no word how closely the film -- currently dubbed "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" -- will follow the events of the first game, it's bound to be jam-packed with loads of precarious leaps, frantic shootouts, and a healthy helping of smart-alecky one-liners. In other words, exactly the stuff that made Fillion a man among geeks during his brief stint as a Han Solo-like spaceship captain in the short-lived sci-fi series 'Firefly.'

Not everyone is hoping Fillion lands the role, however. Nolan North, better known as the voice of Nathan Drake (among countless others), sees dashing tough guy Hugh Jackman as the best fit for the part.

Who do you think would make the best Nathan Drake? Fillion? Jackman? Someone else?
 

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Isn't he a bit old for the role? I see Drake as being in his really late 20's or early 30's, and Fillion seems like mid-40's? I dunno.

Maybe I have to check out a couple episodes of Castle.
Fillion looks just like him, but I agree on the old part. I think he's a little too old for the character, and not as agile as Nathan Drake would be in a movie. I'm sure there is someone else that we just aren't thinking of that would be great, it'll come to mind soon.
 

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It's Mark Wahlberg *sadface*.:(


Props to the dude's agent. Because the property is hot enough that Uncharted would get the interest of a lot of established actors, I doubt it came down to a screen test or interview process.:eek:

Heck, I'd rather have seen Matthew McConaughey in the role.:eek:
 
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