There is perhaps no actor better suited to play Nathan Drake in the big screen adaptation of Uncharted than self-proclaimed geek god Nathan Fillion. But will Castle's main man bring the video game's title character to life in 2013?
As we reported back in 2010 when the film was first announced, director David. O. Russell hired 41-year-old Mark Wahlberg for the role, despite the cries of Fillion fanatics. But now that Russell is no longer attached to the Sony Pictures project — he was briefly replaced by Limitless director Neil Burger, who has just announced his exit — we can't help but wonder if Nathan will get the chance he so deserves.
It's probably too soon to tell. According to Variety, Disney's National Treasure writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley have been tapped to reboot the script, but Sony has yet to announce a new director.
Nathan Fillion seems to be cool either way, even if it means conceding the role to Wahlberg.
"Sure I would have loved it, but I can't fault anybody for any of the choices they make," Nathan said in a Nerdist.com podcost last year. "You're gonna make a movie, make it the way you're gonna make it and have a great time."
And as for Marky Mark? No hard feelings there.
"Mark Wahlberg, I think that's a talented guy," Nathan added. "I think he does great work, that guy, and he's a huge international star, which I am not. I am not. I will be."
Would you like to see Nathan Fillion in the title role of Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted: Drake's Fortune film?
Source: Variety, Nerdist.com
Lindsay Dreyer is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @LindsayNYC.