Wahlberg Confirms Role as Nathan Drake in Upcoming Uncharted Movie

Remember when we heard that David O. Russell‘s casting choices for Sony’s upcoming Uncharted movie could include Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, and we all laughed because that sounded like the worst possible cast for a movie about finding treasure and knowing history and gunfights and climbing things?

Turns out it’s all true.

Wahlberg will be Nathan Drake, groan, and not Nathan Fillion, obviously the best man on the planet to play the role. The star of The Happening and Max Payne confirmed as much to MTV News.

Apparently, Russell also wants Pesci and De Niro to play Drake’s uncle and father — already taking liberties with the stories of the series, as those are two new characters we’ve never seen before. Wahlberg said he had spoken with Pesci about the possibility, while Russell’s people were speaking with De Niro. The roles haven’t been written yet, but those are the guys Russell wants to have in mind when he finally pens the script.

If this all sounds utterly terrible to you, good, I like people who agree with me. Because I will never forget Planet of the Apes or The Italian Job. They haunt might nightmares, and I fear for Nathan Drake.

But that’s just me.

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3 Comments on Wahlberg Confirms Role as Nathan Drake in Upcoming Uncharted Movie


On November 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Oh god, Uncharted is one hell of a series. This could possibly give that series a bad name. DO NOT WANT.


On November 26, 2010 at 1:36 am

While I agree that Fillion would have been the only OMFG SUPER-SPECIAL-AWESOME choice for Mr. Drake, Wahlberg isn’t horrible. My problem is with Pesci and De-Niro playing characters who never existed.

Brandon J. Clark

On November 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

Marky Mark is NOT a good actor. I’m sorry…. He cannot pull off the charm that Drake commands. Nathan, Nathan could do anything.