Nathan Fillion Tells Us How That Great Uncharted Fan Film Happened

How did Nathan Fillion wind up playing Nathan Drake in an Uncharted fan-film? And who really voiced Cayde-6 during that E3 trailer? On a bonus episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.

Speaking on Splitscreen today to promote the excellent Uncharted fan film he put out this morning, Fillion explained that he’d met the director, Allan Unguar, through a mutual friend.

“Over Thai vegan dinner, Alan expressed his love for Uncharted — he’s obviously a passionate fan — and he had a vision,” Fillion said. “And then in May, we got together and put this thing together.”

Fillion said he’s never pitched Sony on making an Uncharted movie, but that he’s open to the idea.

“We wanted to scratch an itch — we wanted to see something, and we didn’t want to wait,” he said. “Our goal has been achieved. If something comes from this, that’s just icing on the cake.”

Fillion also confirmed something that Destiny fans had suspected — he did not play Cayde-6 during the E3 trailer in which the robotic hunter’s death was revealed. In fact, Fillion says he didn’t play Cayde-6 at all for this year’s Forsaken expansion - Nolan North did. But Fillion is one of many Destiny 2 players who doesn’t believe that Cayde-6 is actually dead.

We also talk Mal and Inara’s romance, playing Halo 5 while listening to the sound of your own voice, and why Fillion couldn’t beat Uncharted 2. You can listen to it all on your favourite podcast app or right here:

You can get the MP3 right here.


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    Movie? Series of movies? Netflix series? Just do something with this, it's too awesome to leave it here.

      I'd love a series. I miss decent Indiana Jones style entertainment.

        Yeah absolutely same here - I only got to try UC for the first time this generation (the remasters then UC4) but for me it's the perfect blend of lighthearted action, historical fiction, and great storytelling. It would transfer to film/tv so easily if the right people were on board and doesn't have all the baggage of the Indy series.

          I have still yet to play ANY UC games. :( A PS would be the only thing holding me back. Someone on Youtube ages ago cut all the cutscenes down to a movie format and it was definitely worth the watch.

          I'll have to borrow one and have a crack one day soon!

          I believe honestly its best chance is on television. Having the ability to turn a traipse around the world in search of treasure into a 10 episode, 10 hour season? Actually showing it step by step instead of cramming it into a quick 2 hours? And with this quality? Count me in... all the way.

            My thoughts exactly. One massive adventure per season. Completely ok with this.

    Look, the movie was cool and fun, but can we PLEASE leave Uncharted alone from a movie perspective - it's guaranteed to end up being somewhere between "Meh" and "oh god make it stop, my eyes are bleeding" in quality.

      Were you even paying attention? That fan-film was incredible. If they did that into a full-length movie or a series on Netflix, I'd definitely watch it.

      Plus it's not directed by Uwe Boll so it definitely won't be terrible.

        They will 100% not make a full movie like that. Hollywood doesn't work that way.

          Given the response to the fan-film, there's a pretty high chance that it'd be made like this.

    It's a good fan film & I'm glad Fillion did it, but tbh I'd rather another installment of the game series than a full feature movie :)

    Man. Nolan North voiced Cayde? That's fucking rude, Bungie. What the fuck?!

      Well to be fair Fillion is playing Drake so fair is fair

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