Uncharted Movie Director Suffers Awkward Actor Plea

At a recent screening for The Fighter, an Uncharted fan approaches David O. Russell to tell the filmmaker just why actor Nathan Fillion is perfect for the flick. This gamer's played all the Uncharted games - all two of them! Awkwardness ensues.

Russell replies, "Alright, alright, alright, alright, OK...", adding "You know, if they want to put somebody in there that's not a big deal." The director then tells the Fillion fan, "Alright, I hear you, you... stood up for your boy."

Fillion is the star of ABC series Castle, and expressed interest in the Uncharted film recently via Twitter.

Too little too late, perhaps. Word is that Mark Wahlberg, star of The Fighter and big deal, is going to play Uncharted hero Nathan Drake and Robert DeNiro might be his father. And something about the Uncharted movie being about a family of treasure hunters? Or something.

Earlier this month, Russell told the LA Times, "This idea really turns me on that there's a family that's a force to be reckoned with in the world of international art and antiquities ... [a family]that deals with heads of state and heads of museums and metes out justice."

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    where's that boycott Uncharted Movie if it stars Mark Wahlberg internet group??

    Nathan Fillion not a big deal? FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUU!!!!

    I don't care what anyone says, Castle is one of the best shows on TV at the moment, Nathan is one of the reasons for that because he has that timing, something that would suit "The Drake".

    This is nothing against Wahlberg, he has had some good movies in his time, but he is not "The Drake"

      See the VGAs? Most presenters were hacks, but NF was soo professional - he made the others look eterrible!

      I couldn't agree more. Castle is HILARIOUS! Cheeky and great one-liners, I love it aswell.
      It seems a much more "sell-out" role compared to Firefly but I don't care. It kills two birds with one stone - Fillion is working and I get to perve on Det. Beckett.

    I love Marky Mark, but I agree that Nathan Fillion would be better as the Drake.

    Also - want more Firefly! :(

    Wasn't this movie already made and called "National Treasure"? Or was it "Indiana Jones"? Wait, I know, it was called "Tomb Raider"!

    So... this "Uncharted" one is a remake of those other ones, yeah?

    ok. David o russel has just entered Uwe Boll tier.

    The most surprising thing to me is that he doesn't know who Nathan Fillion is. I mean, you could be forgiven for missing Firefly and Serenity, but isn't Castle pretty successful now? The man *is* in showbiz after all.

    Plus Nathan Fillion never beat an asian shop owner until he was permanently blind in one eye while robbing him, or, some might argue worse, was associated with boy band New Kids on the Block.

    It's okay though, because Marky Mark has forgiven 'himself' for the bad things he did before he was famous (just the numerous assaults, not the NKOTB thing) and found God, not that he's ever actually apologised to the old man he blinded.

    ...I don't like Marky Mark.

    I'm confident that this movie will be a disgrace and an embarrassment to a great video game franchise.

    Why Nathan Fillion? He's too old, and too flabby (I know, he if slimmed down he might look the part, but he'd have to slim down, then buff up)

    You know there is a much better choice in actors here right? and that actor is James Roday.

    Stop asking for Fillion and start asking for James Roday.

    Vote Dammit. And Make your Friends Vote. And Make their Friends Vote. I have never bothered with petitions before but this just is plain wrong, fix it.


    Well that was surprising...
    not the fact that a fan asked for Fillion to play Drake...I'm actually surprised that Russell didn't know who Fillion was!

    Has he been living under a rock? It just goes to show he is not listening to any of the fans AT ALL. And his PR group must be a bunch of bootlickers to not tell him about this...

    This movie is going to be epic fail...

    Why are you all surprised? Marky Mark is one of David O Russell's closest friends and co-workers, they've made 3 Kings, Huckabees and The Fighter together. Asking him to drop Mark Wahlberg is like asking Tim Burton to drop Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter for Nathan Fillion.

    It's a pipedream and will always be so.

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