Latest Movie News Headlines

CAST THIS: Nathan Drake

Jul. 13, 2011by: JoBlo

I've been debating about doing this column for a while now, as there are a number of factors to consider with the upcoming UNCHARTED movie. I was going to write it up a few months ago, but then Mark Wahlberg signed on for the titular role of Drake, and I didn't need to cast it anymore.

But now Wahlberg's bud David O'Russell has left, and I have a hunch Marky Mark might go with him. Instead stepping up is LIMITLESS's Neil Burger, a man so handsome he could play the lead himself. But that leaves the question open, who really will play NATHAN DRAKE?

Wahlberg was a much reviled choice by fans because the man just doesn't seem like Drake at all. Wahlberg might be a badass in a number of his films, but he has far from the sort of effortless charm it takes to play the character. He's only funny when he's not trying to be (THE HAPPENING) or when he's playing a very certain type of character (THE OTHER GUYS). In other words, he's not the man for the job and most of us HOPE he leaves the project.

And now I must acknowledge the fan favorite for the part from day one, Nathan Fillion. The star of Castle and Firefly would seem to be the perfect man for the job, but David O'Russell had never even heard of him when a fan asked him about the possibility of the casting, and most of America probably wouldn't recognize him either. Is he a viable lead? I expect him to come out as the top pick in this poll, but I also thought the suggestion of Burger reuniting with Bradley Cooper could be interesting. They may not look alike, but I could definitely see Cooper personality-wise fitting the bill.

But it doesn't have to be those two guys, it can be ANYONE. Who do you think would best play Nathan Drake?

Last Time: TARZAN

Our last Cast This examined who should play Tarzan in the upcoming film trilogy. Yes, there is going to be a film trilogy. Answers were split, but the top choices were:

1. Taylor Kitsch 2. Michael Fassbender 3. Charlie Hunnam

Well, they've certainly got the hair for it. I do think far and away the best choice is Kitsch, as he has the brooding qualities needed for an effective Tarzan, and I could easily see him taking the part. Fassbender would be an interesting choice, but I doubt the part would be his bag. And Hunnam? I do love my Jacks Briggs, and he could use a good starring movie role.

Alright, what about Nathan Drake?

Extra Tidbit: Still waiting for that first truly good video game movie. Don't start talking about Resident Evil.
Source: JoBlo.com
Tags: cast this

Related Articles

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

5:34PM on 08/21/2011
If Nathan has a name...it's Nathan...
If Nathan has a name...it's Nathan...
Your Reply:



6:42PM on 08/08/2011

Drake should be...

Played by Nathan Fillion. And Sully NEEDS to be played by Craig T.Nelson.
Played by Nathan Fillion. And Sully NEEDS to be played by Craig T.Nelson.
Your Reply:



3:18PM on 08/03/2011

fillon or bust

Nathan Fillon is the obvious choice . Screw that director for not knowing who he was.
Nathan Fillon is the obvious choice . Screw that director for not knowing who he was.
Your Reply:



+0
10:34AM on 07/25/2011

fillion obviously

but talking about video game movies... im not sure how feasible this is, but i would LOVE to see a nintendo + pixar collaboration for a Star Fox movie. and thats something that could really work for 3D as well.
but talking about video game movies... im not sure how feasible this is, but i would LOVE to see a nintendo + pixar collaboration for a Star Fox movie. and thats something that could really work for 3D as well.
Your Reply:



-10
9:45AM on 07/22/2011
Fillion can't open a movie. I'd go with Hugh Jackman. He can be both charismatic and badass.
Fillion can't open a movie. I'd go with Hugh Jackman. He can be both charismatic and badass.
Your Reply:



+5
11:07PM on 07/20/2011

.

Fillion
Fillion
Your Reply:



1:01PM on 07/19/2011
My pick would be Nathan Fillion or Joe Flanigan.
My pick would be Nathan Fillion or Joe Flanigan.
Your Reply:



+6
12:58PM on 07/19/2011
Nathan Fillion ftw. Period.
Nathan Fillion ftw. Period.
Your Reply:



+5
6:53AM on 07/18/2011
Bradley Cooper would be good as well and has box office numbers behind him with The Hangover films. Esspecially as Neil Burger is directing now.

But I wouldn't mind Nathan Fillan, thank god it's not team Marky Mark and David O'Russell.
Bradley Cooper would be good as well and has box office numbers behind him with The Hangover films. Esspecially as Neil Burger is directing now.

But I wouldn't mind Nathan Fillan, thank god it's not team Marky Mark and David O'Russell.
Your Reply:



1:40AM on 07/18/2011
How about Matt Damon. He might be interesting in the role. Nah on second thought NATHAN FILLION. If you've played the game, it like they unconsciously based the personality of Drake on Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly.
How about Matt Damon. He might be interesting in the role. Nah on second thought NATHAN FILLION. If you've played the game, it like they unconsciously based the personality of Drake on Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly.
Your Reply:



2:02PM on 07/17/2011

There is only one man for the Job.

And that man is Nathan Fillion,
And that man is Nathan Fillion,
Your Reply:



-4
6:46PM on 07/16/2011

Chris Pine

Obviously I'd rather Nathan Fillion, but the dude has enough votes and I wouldn't hate if they picked Pine, as opposed to every single other actor besides Fillion.
Obviously I'd rather Nathan Fillion, but the dude has enough votes and I wouldn't hate if they picked Pine, as opposed to every single other actor besides Fillion.
Your Reply:



+12
7:38PM on 07/15/2011

Nathan Fillion!!!

All you have to do is watch Serenity or Firefly to know Fillion is the man for this. But he may need to hit the gym a bit first, as he seems to be getting a little soft on Castle.
All you have to do is watch Serenity or Firefly to know Fillion is the man for this. But he may need to hit the gym a bit first, as he seems to be getting a little soft on Castle.
Your Reply:



-16
6:40PM on 07/15/2011
Jesus Christ. If 80% of you had your way on here, Nathan Fillion would be every character. You guys are starting to make me dislike him just because I hate seeing his name all the time here! (Thumb me down now)
Jesus Christ. If 80% of you had your way on here, Nathan Fillion would be every character. You guys are starting to make me dislike him just because I hate seeing his name all the time here! (Thumb me down now)
Your Reply:



6:25PM on 07/15/2011

David O'Russell, Corporate Tool

HOW?? HOW CAN YOU actually MAKE movies and never hear of Nathan Fillion? HOW? What a fucking dumbass. David? You're an idiot. And yeah my choice is Fillion.
HOW?? HOW CAN YOU actually MAKE movies and never hear of Nathan Fillion? HOW? What a fucking dumbass. David? You're an idiot. And yeah my choice is Fillion.
Your Reply:



+2
4:26PM on 07/15/2011

Nathan Fillion!!!!

Fuck Joe Flanigan. He's in my least favorite of the stars.

1. Star Wars
2. Star Trek
3. Star Search
4. Stargate.
Fuck Joe Flanigan. He's in my least favorite of the stars.

1. Star Wars
2. Star Trek
3. Star Search
4. Stargate.
Your Reply:



2:40PM on 07/15/2011

LOOK NO MORE!

Houston Rhines.
Houston Rhines.
Your Reply:



10:41AM on 07/15/2011

NATHAN FILLION OR BUST!

I've already voted on this saying Fillion; however, it is getting more evident that Joblo.com should send this article to Burger or someone who may have influence when it comes to casting decisions because it's pretty obvious that those who've sounded off on this issue know who they want. Yeah, Joe Flanigan, Colin Farrel, Jensen Eckles, Thomas Jane... god knows who else people suggested over the past few days.... but I think it's time Hollywood take a step back and not thing we are making a
I've already voted on this saying Fillion; however, it is getting more evident that Joblo.com should send this article to Burger or someone who may have influence when it comes to casting decisions because it's pretty obvious that those who've sounded off on this issue know who they want. Yeah, Joe Flanigan, Colin Farrel, Jensen Eckles, Thomas Jane... god knows who else people suggested over the past few days.... but I think it's time Hollywood take a step back and not thing we are making a franchise from a game but a general solid franchise that could be even comparable to Indiana Jones... Hell even at one point Ford wasn't going to be Indy...It was TOM SELLECK because at the time he was very popular but they went with the actor best suited for the role... In the case of Uncharted Fillion is will forever be Drake and it would serve those who are in charge of the film good to listen to fans in this case because they could have a serious hate on much like the one that Russell had for barely knowing the franchise, twisting it about to serve his own ideas and placing a sub-par actor like Walburg in the role of Nathan Drake.
Your Reply:



-16
6:19AM on 07/15/2011

JOE FLANIGAN

Fuck Fillion
Fuck Fillion
Your Reply:



12:18AM on 07/15/2011
Number 1 choice Fillion, number 2 : chris pine
Number 1 choice Fillion, number 2 : chris pine
Your Reply:



3:33PM on 07/14/2011

Another vote for Nathan Fillion

he's perfect for the role, and has charisma to burn.
he's perfect for the role, and has charisma to burn.
Your Reply:



+5
3:10PM on 07/14/2011

NATHAN FILLION

Not only does he look like him but the man is an actor that needs to be making blockbuster movies. He's a nice guy, he's develop a fan base for Firefly, and women love Castle so if done right you can bring in a lot of women to see Uncharted. He might not be really young but that hasn't stopped Tom Cruise (M:I) or Harrison Ford (Indy) or Willis (DH) and other franchises. And Fillion has as much charisma on screen as any of the people I just mentioned.
Not only does he look like him but the man is an actor that needs to be making blockbuster movies. He's a nice guy, he's develop a fan base for Firefly, and women love Castle so if done right you can bring in a lot of women to see Uncharted. He might not be really young but that hasn't stopped Tom Cruise (M:I) or Harrison Ford (Indy) or Willis (DH) and other franchises. And Fillion has as much charisma on screen as any of the people I just mentioned.
Your Reply:



1:52PM on 07/15/2011
"women love Castle", when you say women do you mean no one
"women love Castle", when you say women do you mean no one
2:12PM on 07/14/2011
Fillion
Fillion
Your Reply:



+6
12:08PM on 07/14/2011

Put it this way...

...everybody is small before they get their break. I remember a time when a little known actor named Harrison Ford was nobody before a little adventure film called Star Wars came around...so give Fillion a chance.
...everybody is small before they get their break. I remember a time when a little known actor named Harrison Ford was nobody before a little adventure film called Star Wars came around...so give Fillion a chance.
Your Reply:



9:35AM on 07/22/2011
Think of it this way... Tom Selleck was originally going to be Indiana Jones before Ford, due to his popularity. They went with the lesser known Ford at the time and look at how much of an Icon he has become. I mean people start from lesser beginnings all the time and it works out for the better. Again with Ford, when filming American Grafitti, he was only just a carpenter on the set and they needed an extra.
Think of it this way... Tom Selleck was originally going to be Indiana Jones before Ford, due to his popularity. They went with the lesser known Ford at the time and look at how much of an Icon he has become. I mean people start from lesser beginnings all the time and it works out for the better. Again with Ford, when filming American Grafitti, he was only just a carpenter on the set and they needed an extra.
+7
11:06AM on 07/14/2011
Fillion. But if they don't move quickly enough, I say throw a chris pine or.... dammit Fillion just fits so well.
Fillion. But if they don't move quickly enough, I say throw a chris pine or.... dammit Fillion just fits so well.
Your Reply:



10:10AM on 07/14/2011
Nathan Fillion or Nolan North. Don't make the movie if you can't work with that! Ted Levine for Sully!
Nathan Fillion or Nolan North. Don't make the movie if you can't work with that! Ted Levine for Sully!
Your Reply:



+9
8:44AM on 07/14/2011
Nathan may be small compared to the big hollywood stars, but he has the charm, wit and good looks to be propelled further with the right chance. There are loads of films that get released with relatively unknown stars that suddenly hit the big time, and I really hope this is Nathan Fillion's chance.
Nathan may be small compared to the big hollywood stars, but he has the charm, wit and good looks to be propelled further with the right chance. There are loads of films that get released with relatively unknown stars that suddenly hit the big time, and I really hope this is Nathan Fillion's chance.
Your Reply:



-13
8:06AM on 07/14/2011

Nolan North!

It's all about the voice.

Fillion is overrated.

10 bucks says Brendan Fraser gets it (facepalm)
It's all about the voice.

Fillion is overrated.

10 bucks says Brendan Fraser gets it (facepalm)
Your Reply:



-6
7:21AM on 07/14/2011

Collin Farrell

With his native accent.
Right age, looks, humour, and can act.
With his native accent.
Right age, looks, humour, and can act.
Your Reply:



11:03PM on 07/14/2011
O_O
O_O
6:57AM on 07/14/2011
How is this complicated? NATHAN. FILLION.
How is this complicated? NATHAN. FILLION.
Your Reply:



5:18AM on 07/14/2011

So....

Is Fillon the first unanimous Cast this Joblo has done? Cause it sure seems that way...
Is Fillon the first unanimous Cast this Joblo has done? Cause it sure seems that way...
Your Reply:



4:56AM on 07/14/2011

Fillion - Learn from Marvel.

Were Robert Downey JR, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth considered big, bankable blockbuster leads when they got cast? No! They were casting a character first and everything else falls into place. The reason Samuel L Jackson was cast as Nick Fury was because the Ultimates creators based the character on him. Naughty Dog clearly injected Drake with a hefty dose of captain Malcolm Reynolds. Fillion is Harrison Ford's rightful heir and it's time to let him step up.
Were Robert Downey JR, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth considered big, bankable blockbuster leads when they got cast? No! They were casting a character first and everything else falls into place. The reason Samuel L Jackson was cast as Nick Fury was because the Ultimates creators based the character on him. Naughty Dog clearly injected Drake with a hefty dose of captain Malcolm Reynolds. Fillion is Harrison Ford's rightful heir and it's time to let him step up.
Your Reply:



4:18AM on 07/14/2011
Fillion, of course. BTW... Nolan North is Drake in the games, but for everyone saying Fillion is too old, he's actually younger than North. Anywho, if not Fillion, then I would nominate James Roday (Psych). If we can't get Emily Rose for Fisher, then I nominate Malin Akerman. And of course MR. BRUCE (don't call me 'Ash') CAMPBELL for Sully!!
Fillion, of course. BTW... Nolan North is Drake in the games, but for everyone saying Fillion is too old, he's actually younger than North. Anywho, if not Fillion, then I would nominate James Roday (Psych). If we can't get Emily Rose for Fisher, then I nominate Malin Akerman. And of course MR. BRUCE (don't call me 'Ash') CAMPBELL for Sully!!
Your Reply:



4:21AM on 07/14/2011
ADD: Apparently, Drake's character model is somewhat based on Johnny Knoxville...
ADD: Apparently, Drake's character model is somewhat based on Johnny Knoxville...
2:18AM on 07/14/2011
FILLION for the WIN!!!!
FILLION for the WIN!!!!
Your Reply:



+6
1:30AM on 07/14/2011
Fillion, natch.
Fillion, natch.
Your Reply:



1:07AM on 07/14/2011
Nathan Fillion.
Nathan Fillion.
Your Reply:



12:47AM on 07/14/2011
Nathan Fillion.
Nathan Fillion.
Your Reply:



12:05AM on 07/14/2011

Fillion iS Drake but....

He probably won't get cast just because Hollywood wants to spawn a franchise out of this and they'll want to go younger so expect a Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans, Chris Pine, Bradley Cooper, Jensen Ackles-type to get it over the man whom CLEARLY deserves it.
He probably won't get cast just because Hollywood wants to spawn a franchise out of this and they'll want to go younger so expect a Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans, Chris Pine, Bradley Cooper, Jensen Ackles-type to get it over the man whom CLEARLY deserves it.
Your Reply:



12:55AM on 07/14/2011
How the hell do you put Jensen Ackles in the same group as Reynolds, Evans, Pine, and Cooper? He's nowhere near them. They have all starred in big movies, Ackles is on a mediocre TV show with mediocre ratings.
How the hell do you put Jensen Ackles in the same group as Reynolds, Evans, Pine, and Cooper? He's nowhere near them. They have all starred in big movies, Ackles is on a mediocre TV show with mediocre ratings.
+0
11:18PM on 07/13/2011
Dean Winters
Dean Winters
Your Reply:



+12
11:10PM on 07/13/2011

NATHAN

FUCKING FILLION
FUCKING FILLION
Your Reply:



+9
10:37PM on 07/13/2011
EVERYBODY WANTS NATHAN FILLION!

Cast this mother fucker already!!!
EVERYBODY WANTS NATHAN FILLION!

Cast this mother fucker already!!!
Your Reply:



10:31PM on 07/13/2011
I think Bradley Cooper would be awesome in the role. I also think Jensen Ackles would be a great choice. Im going to throw out a wild card and say Colin Farrell, the dude has redeemed himself since Alexander. I think Chris Pine would be a good choice too.
Im really excited about the movie; as long as they get an actor who is good with action, humor, and has charisma I think it'll be really good. That's why Im glad Wahlberg is gone, it would have ended up being more of a comedy and the movie
I think Bradley Cooper would be awesome in the role. I also think Jensen Ackles would be a great choice. Im going to throw out a wild card and say Colin Farrell, the dude has redeemed himself since Alexander. I think Chris Pine would be a good choice too.
Im really excited about the movie; as long as they get an actor who is good with action, humor, and has charisma I think it'll be really good. That's why Im glad Wahlberg is gone, it would have ended up being more of a comedy and the movie should have a balance between humor and action bu first and for most it's an action/adventure movie. As long as they dont go with Gerard Butler Im good.
Your Reply:



+4
10:25PM on 07/13/2011
Nathan Fillion obviously. Jensen Ackles would also be a nice choice.. I've thought this for awhile, nice to see someone else here actually mentioned him.
Nathan Fillion obviously. Jensen Ackles would also be a nice choice.. I've thought this for awhile, nice to see someone else here actually mentioned him.
Your Reply:



9:18PM on 07/13/2011
Nathan Fillion just so I could have the chance to put another Fillion action figure on my shelf.
Nathan Fillion just so I could have the chance to put another Fillion action figure on my shelf.
Your Reply:



8:16PM on 07/13/2011

I'm sticking to my Guns!

BRADLEY COOPER
BRADLEY COOPER
Your Reply:



7:32AM on 07/14/2011
No offence of course when I ask this but have you even played Uncharted? I only ask this because I do agree that Cooper should play in Uncharted but not in the role of Drake. He should actually play the role of Flynn. If you have ever played the game you'd know how earily similar they look.
No offence of course when I ask this but have you even played Uncharted? I only ask this because I do agree that Cooper should play in Uncharted but not in the role of Drake. He should actually play the role of Flynn. If you have ever played the game you'd know how earily similar they look.
7:52AM on 07/14/2011
I have both games. I honestly DO NOT SEE FILLION as the character at all! He doesn't even look like Nathan. Cooper has proved a Box office star with the Hangover and Limitless, plus it's the same director. He even sounds like Drake. Uncharted is one of my fav series, if I wanted a 2nd choice it would be Joe Flanigan, but Nathan Fillion cannot sell a movie, sorry.
I have both games. I honestly DO NOT SEE FILLION as the character at all! He doesn't even look like Nathan. Cooper has proved a Box office star with the Hangover and Limitless, plus it's the same director. He even sounds like Drake. Uncharted is one of my fav series, if I wanted a 2nd choice it would be Joe Flanigan, but Nathan Fillion cannot sell a movie, sorry.
8:09PM on 07/13/2011
Who's Nathan Drake?
Who's Nathan Drake?
Your Reply:



10:09PM on 07/13/2011
Ever heard of google?
Ever heard of google?
10:25PM on 07/13/2011
Ever heard of sarcasm, jerkweed.
Ever heard of sarcasm, jerkweed.
11:43PM on 07/13/2011
Yeah, because it's my fault that sarcasm has a hard time coming across in text, asshole.
Yeah, because it's my fault that sarcasm has a hard time coming across in text, asshole.
8:54AM on 07/14/2011
No, it's your fault you couldn't keep your smartass comments to yourself, Mr. comedian. Not that I should take comments from someone who uses Affleck's Daredevil as an avatar seriously anyway.
No, it's your fault you couldn't keep your smartass comments to yourself, Mr. comedian. Not that I should take comments from someone who uses Affleck's Daredevil as an avatar seriously anyway.
9:41AM on 07/14/2011
...but in the spirit of fair play I will apologize for the "jerkweed" comment.
...but in the spirit of fair play I will apologize for the "jerkweed" comment.
3:41PM on 07/14/2011
Touche.
Touche.
7:32PM on 07/13/2011
If anyone says someone other than Nathan Fillon, then they haven't played Uncharted, lol
If anyone says someone other than Nathan Fillon, then they haven't played Uncharted, lol
Your Reply:



7:14PM on 07/13/2011
Nathan Fillon duh
Nathan Fillon duh
Your Reply:



7:13PM on 07/13/2011

Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion has my vote as well. :)
Nathan Fillion has my vote as well. :)
Your Reply:



7:02PM on 07/13/2011
lol I don't understand when people complain about Bradley Cooper's voice. You realize this is NOT the game right? Things are going to be *gasp* different. God forbid the guy cast as Drake doesn't look and sound EXACTLY like him. Who really cares about the fact that his voice is different? He has the charisma, athleticism, and acting ability to do the job, and would be a huge step in the right direction from Wahlberg.

But yeah, this is a moot point because it just HAS to be Nathan Fillion
lol I don't understand when people complain about Bradley Cooper's voice. You realize this is NOT the game right? Things are going to be *gasp* different. God forbid the guy cast as Drake doesn't look and sound EXACTLY like him. Who really cares about the fact that his voice is different? He has the charisma, athleticism, and acting ability to do the job, and would be a huge step in the right direction from Wahlberg.

But yeah, this is a moot point because it just HAS to be Nathan Fillion otherwise the internet will blow up.
Your Reply:



6:57PM on 07/13/2011

I'm not too familiar with the game..

but when I look at that picture above, all I see is Ben Affleck!
but when I look at that picture above, all I see is Ben Affleck!
Your Reply:



+6
6:55PM on 07/13/2011
nathan fillion. how many times does it need to be said?
nathan fillion. how many times does it need to be said?
Your Reply:



-2
6:52PM on 07/13/2011
the guy from supernatural : Jensen Ackles
the guy from supernatural : Jensen Ackles
Your Reply:



6:34PM on 07/13/2011
Nathan Fillion is to Nathan Drake, as Patrick Stewart is to Professor X.
Nathan Fillion is to Nathan Drake, as Patrick Stewart is to Professor X.
Your Reply:



6:33PM on 07/13/2011
Bradley Cooper will probably get the role. But I'd rather they cast Nathan Fillion. The dude IS Nathan Drake.
Bradley Cooper will probably get the role. But I'd rather they cast Nathan Fillion. The dude IS Nathan Drake.
Your Reply:



+4
6:24PM on 07/13/2011
1. Nathan Fillion. (Perfect fit)
2. Gerard Butler.
3. Joe Manganiello.
4. Nathan Fillion.
1. Nathan Fillion. (Perfect fit)
2. Gerard Butler.
3. Joe Manganiello.
4. Nathan Fillion.
Your Reply:



6:19PM on 07/13/2011
Nathan Fillion. Nobody else fits.
Nathan Fillion. Nobody else fits.
Your Reply:



6:17PM on 07/13/2011
Fillion is basically a real life Drake, but I don't think he'll get cast. Bradley Cooper for Drake and Amy Adams for Elena.
Fillion is basically a real life Drake, but I don't think he'll get cast. Bradley Cooper for Drake and Amy Adams for Elena.
Your Reply:



5:27PM on 07/13/2011

Kevin McKidd

I think the perfect Nathan Drake should be played by Kevin McKidd, he's a great actor and can fill the look.
I think the perfect Nathan Drake should be played by Kevin McKidd, he's a great actor and can fill the look.
Your Reply:



5:16PM on 07/13/2011
The first time I played Uncharted, I honestly thought that Nathan Fillion did the voice over for Drake. In that respect I do not get why people think Bradley Cooper would be a good choice... Flynn maybe but not Drake. So here it goes.

Nathan Fillion: Nathan Drake.. PERFECT

Elena: Elizabeth Shue

Flynn: Bradley Cooper

Sully: CRAIG T. NELSON

The first time I played Uncharted, I honestly thought that Nathan Fillion did the voice over for Drake. In that respect I do not get why people think Bradley Cooper would be a good choice... Flynn maybe but not Drake. So here it goes.

Nathan Fillion: Nathan Drake.. PERFECT

Elena: Elizabeth Shue

Flynn: Bradley Cooper

Sully: CRAIG T. NELSON

Your Reply:



4:47PM on 07/13/2011

Matthew Fox

This could be his breakthrough movie... :D:D
This could be his breakthrough movie... :D:D
Your Reply:



4:43PM on 07/13/2011
Was Ford a viable lead when he was cast in Star Wars?

Was Butler when he was cast in 300?

What about Stallone when he convinced producers to let him play Rocky?

Punchline is: Who cares if anyone recognizes him as being from something else?

Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake
Was Ford a viable lead when he was cast in Star Wars?

Was Butler when he was cast in 300?

What about Stallone when he convinced producers to let him play Rocky?

Punchline is: Who cares if anyone recognizes him as being from something else?

Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake
Your Reply:



5:58PM on 07/13/2011
None of those actors were 40-year-old journeyman TV actors, which makes your argument pretty frivolous.
None of those actors were 40-year-old journeyman TV actors, which makes your argument pretty frivolous.
6:27PM on 07/13/2011
9:08PM on 07/13/2011
@dillisasexyman

Good point. Fillion is a 40 something cult icon. As opposed to a 33 year old carpenter who's biggest claim to fame was a bit part drag racer, a late thirties man who's biggest claim to fame was playing priests or a god awful Dracula, or a 30 year old who had only really done a few small roles, a Roger Corman film, and soft core porn.

The point was that we don't need a Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, etc. because Hollywood has this false notion that only big
@dillisasexyman

Good point. Fillion is a 40 something cult icon. As opposed to a 33 year old carpenter who's biggest claim to fame was a bit part drag racer, a late thirties man who's biggest claim to fame was playing priests or a god awful Dracula, or a 30 year old who had only really done a few small roles, a Roger Corman film, and soft core porn.

The point was that we don't need a Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, etc. because Hollywood has this false notion that only big name/bankable stars should play leads. The argument was supposed to allude to the idea that some really bankable and famous films had leads that were not established as "action hero" type actors.

Jackie Earle Haley was a burnt out child actor driving school buses just a few years ago, after all.

And yes, while comparing '77 Ford to '11 Fillion is a bit of a stretch, the point was that Ford was even less of a name when he was cast as Han Solo, so who cares if the mainstream doesn't know who Fillion is, when that isn't really a factor in the first place.

10:19PM on 07/13/2011
They TRIED to get a bigger name actor for Han Solo, but none of them wanted it. Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, James Caan, Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, and Burt Reynolds all turned down the role. So it's a completely different situation. Now if every viable actor turns down the role of Nathan Drake, then maybe Fillion can get it.
They TRIED to get a bigger name actor for Han Solo, but none of them wanted it. Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, James Caan, Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, and Burt Reynolds all turned down the role. So it's a completely different situation. Now if every viable actor turns down the role of Nathan Drake, then maybe Fillion can get it.
2:21AM on 07/14/2011
Yes, they tried. And when they couldn't they got something better.

The point here is that instead of going in circles offering the role to people like Wahlberg who's most likely going to bail due to backlash and the fact Russell is gone, they may as well cut out the middleman, learn from history, and at least give him a screen test before writing him off as non-bankable since history has shown from time to time that bankable isn't always bankable.

Remember when Nic Cage, John Travolta, and
Yes, they tried. And when they couldn't they got something better.

The point here is that instead of going in circles offering the role to people like Wahlberg who's most likely going to bail due to backlash and the fact Russell is gone, they may as well cut out the middleman, learn from history, and at least give him a screen test before writing him off as non-bankable since history has shown from time to time that bankable isn't always bankable.

Remember when Nic Cage, John Travolta, and Eddie Murphy were box office gold?

(And yes, I know who all tested for Solo. Just like I know Stallone and Kurt Russell were both rejected and Tom Selleck and Bill Murray also nearly played and was considered for Indiana Jones, respectively. The fact is Ford was chosen to much success for all considered, despite being a last second no name fill in.)
4:35PM on 07/13/2011
Really not understanding the (seemingly) secondary choice of Bradley Cooper... as far as I can tell he really doesn't fit the role, like... at all. His voice is way off.

First time I played Uncharted I thought Fillion was doing the voice, and he has the look. So in a perfect world, cast him.
Really not understanding the (seemingly) secondary choice of Bradley Cooper... as far as I can tell he really doesn't fit the role, like... at all. His voice is way off.

First time I played Uncharted I thought Fillion was doing the voice, and he has the look. So in a perfect world, cast him.
Your Reply:



4:28PM on 07/13/2011
Does hollywood ever really listen to us(there are exceptions)
Id say Fillion but David Boreanaz is my choice
Does hollywood ever really listen to us(there are exceptions)
Id say Fillion but David Boreanaz is my choice
Your Reply:



4:27PM on 07/13/2011

Going Against the Grain

I'd say Jeremy Renner. He's got the chops and also looks eerily similar.

Fillion he's the man and Firefly/Serenity and Castle shows he has range but I don't think he's Nathan Drake, despite the name.
I'd say Jeremy Renner. He's got the chops and also looks eerily similar.

Fillion he's the man and Firefly/Serenity and Castle shows he has range but I don't think he's Nathan Drake, despite the name.
Your Reply:



4:16PM on 07/13/2011

ALT. CHOICE

If I can not have the original cast in motion capture then I would say..
Nathan Fillion. Sarah Michelle Geller as Fisher. Bruce Campbell as Sully.
If I can not have the original cast in motion capture then I would say..
Nathan Fillion. Sarah Michelle Geller as Fisher. Bruce Campbell as Sully.
Your Reply:



4:17PM on 07/13/2011
And John Leguizamo as Eddy
And John Leguizamo as Eddy
4:06PM on 07/13/2011

Nathan Fillion

Title says it all. DONE
Title says it all. DONE
Your Reply:



4:06PM on 07/13/2011

Nathan Fillion

Title says it all. DONE
Title says it all. DONE
Your Reply:



3:59PM on 07/13/2011

Nolan North

Nolan North is Drake. No really he's Nathan Drake. Do the fucking movie in motion capture and give us Rose as Fisher! my god why is this so difficult? It'd be like me making you sandwich but only giving you the crust. give us what we like about this sandwich, what make like about it. use some logic hollywood - you're pissing me off
Nolan North is Drake. No really he's Nathan Drake. Do the fucking movie in motion capture and give us Rose as Fisher! my god why is this so difficult? It'd be like me making you sandwich but only giving you the crust. give us what we like about this sandwich, what make like about it. use some logic hollywood - you're pissing me off
Your Reply:



3:58PM on 07/13/2011

Bradley Cooper but...

they shouldn't make an Uncharted film. The games are playable Hollywood blockbusters already. The Uncharted 3 trailer even looks like a movie trailer.
Extra Tidbit: Silent Hill is the best video game movie so far, even though I disliked the lazy third act.
they shouldn't make an Uncharted film. The games are playable Hollywood blockbusters already. The Uncharted 3 trailer even looks like a movie trailer.
Extra Tidbit: Silent Hill is the best video game movie so far, even though I disliked the lazy third act.
Your Reply:



4:08PM on 07/13/2011
While I agree that yeah Cooper would be alright and that he has ties to the new director..... wouldn't he be better served as Flynn...
While I agree that yeah Cooper would be alright and that he has ties to the new director..... wouldn't he be better served as Flynn...
4:26PM on 07/13/2011
Agree 100%.
Agree 100%.
+0
3:51PM on 07/13/2011
It'd be great to see Fillion get the shot and a break in the process so he still remains by first choice, but, Jensen Ackles would be a fantastic 2nd choice, with Bradley Cooper a not so shabby 3rd option.

There really is a decent pool of talent out there that would fit this role I think.
It'd be great to see Fillion get the shot and a break in the process so he still remains by first choice, but, Jensen Ackles would be a fantastic 2nd choice, with Bradley Cooper a not so shabby 3rd option.

There really is a decent pool of talent out there that would fit this role I think.
Your Reply:



4:00PM on 07/13/2011
if North can't play him please let it be Fillion.
if North can't play him please let it be Fillion.
3:39PM on 07/13/2011

While Butler is a good choice

Give Fillon a big break already. Or maybe a Tom Jane. God do I miss him!
Give Fillon a big break already. Or maybe a Tom Jane. God do I miss him!
Your Reply:



-10
3:06PM on 07/13/2011
My first thought when looking at the pic above was Gerald Butler.
My first thought when looking at the pic above was Gerald Butler.
Your Reply:



3:05PM on 07/13/2011
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
Your Reply:



-2
3:04PM on 07/13/2011

cerealkiller called it

Jensen Ackles would be a great Nathan Drake.

I will not be pissed if they cast Fillion, but i'm kinda over saying he needs to play this character. Let him do his own thing and make other characters memorable from scratch, like he did with Mal Reynolds.
Jensen Ackles would be a great Nathan Drake.

I will not be pissed if they cast Fillion, but i'm kinda over saying he needs to play this character. Let him do his own thing and make other characters memorable from scratch, like he did with Mal Reynolds.
Your Reply:



2:57PM on 07/13/2011

NATHAN FILLION

is my personal preference as well. But I think that if they went the movie star route I'd have to go with Ryan Reynolds. Enough charm, wit and acting chops to be a good Drake. Jerry O'Connell, maybe? Sean Patrick Flanery?
is my personal preference as well. But I think that if they went the movie star route I'd have to go with Ryan Reynolds. Enough charm, wit and acting chops to be a good Drake. Jerry O'Connell, maybe? Sean Patrick Flanery?
Your Reply:



+0
2:51PM on 07/13/2011

Seriously?

Its got to be Nathan Fillion.

If Nathan "I'm Drake" Fillion didn't want to do it then I'd say Jason O'Mara or Craig Bierko
Its got to be Nathan Fillion.

If Nathan "I'm Drake" Fillion didn't want to do it then I'd say Jason O'Mara or Craig Bierko
Your Reply:



2:29PM on 07/13/2011
Despite the crazy obsession over Nathan Fillion for this role, I personally think Bradley Cooper is the best option.
Despite the crazy obsession over Nathan Fillion for this role, I personally think Bradley Cooper is the best option.
Your Reply:



4:10PM on 07/13/2011
Have you even played the games? Yeah Cooper would be good but wouldn't he be better served as Flynn?
Have you even played the games? Yeah Cooper would be good but wouldn't he be better served as Flynn?
2:25PM on 07/13/2011

I LOVE NATHAN FILLION

He's awesome. He's got charm, and he can be a serious badass, and I can see why people are pushing for him so hard. But I think he's too old to be Nathan Drake. Bradley Cooper could work.
He's awesome. He's got charm, and he can be a serious badass, and I can see why people are pushing for him so hard. But I think he's too old to be Nathan Drake. Bradley Cooper could work.
Your Reply:



2:25PM on 07/13/2011

america never heard of him???

Nathan Fillion walks the thin line between being comical and being serious, therefore, the general public has yet to recognize him as either. This is a good chance for him to show off his stuff to a larger audience. i know everyone saying it but i seriously can't think of anyone close to being as good for the part as Fillion. I hope the producers are reading this.
Nathan Fillion walks the thin line between being comical and being serious, therefore, the general public has yet to recognize him as either. This is a good chance for him to show off his stuff to a larger audience. i know everyone saying it but i seriously can't think of anyone close to being as good for the part as Fillion. I hope the producers are reading this.
Your Reply:



-1
2:11PM on 07/13/2011

Two words

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
Your Reply:



1:57PM on 07/13/2011
This one is so easy... Nathan Fillion, of course.
This one is so easy... Nathan Fillion, of course.
Your Reply:



+0
1:54PM on 07/13/2011
I dont think Fillions right for the role and I dont know what the fanboys are thinking. Hes far too old to play Nathan Drake and If your going to get someone Fillions age to play Drake then you might as well get the actor who plays him in the games Nolan North. He IS Nathan Drake just like how Kevin Conroy IS Batman. If I had to choose someone though I'd go for the wild card and choose Josh Radnor (Ted on How I Met Your Mother).
I dont think Fillions right for the role and I dont know what the fanboys are thinking. Hes far too old to play Nathan Drake and If your going to get someone Fillions age to play Drake then you might as well get the actor who plays him in the games Nolan North. He IS Nathan Drake just like how Kevin Conroy IS Batman. If I had to choose someone though I'd go for the wild card and choose Josh Radnor (Ted on How I Met Your Mother).
Your Reply:



2:11PM on 07/13/2011
I'd actually like to see Nolan North do a cameo like Bruce Campbell in the Spider-Man movies.

Speaking of Bruce Campbell, give him grey hair and a mustache and you've got your Sully.
I'd actually like to see Nolan North do a cameo like Bruce Campbell in the Spider-Man movies.

Speaking of Bruce Campbell, give him grey hair and a mustache and you've got your Sully.
3:02PM on 07/13/2011
I agree whole-heartedly with both of those points. especially the Nolan North cameo. It'd be cool to see him play Sir Francis Drake at the begin of the film in a flashback or something like that.
I agree whole-heartedly with both of those points. especially the Nolan North cameo. It'd be cool to see him play Sir Francis Drake at the begin of the film in a flashback or something like that.
1:51PM on 07/13/2011
Nathan Fillion. My second choice would be Bradley Cooper. I can see him doing the role as well.
Nathan Fillion. My second choice would be Bradley Cooper. I can see him doing the role as well.
Your Reply:



1:50PM on 07/13/2011

Fillion is a good call, but

I think Gerard Butler will equally get the job done and be mainstream enough for it to actually happen.
I think Gerard Butler will equally get the job done and be mainstream enough for it to actually happen.
Your Reply:



-3
1:32PM on 07/13/2011
Obviously Fillion would be great, but I think Josh Hopkins would be a good fit. He looks the part and isn't a huge star yet. What do you think? [link]3Fq%3Djosh%2Bhopkins%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D564%26tbm[link]r:0,s:21&tx=86&ty=65 ">
Obviously Fillion would be great, but I think Josh Hopkins would be a good fit. He looks the part and isn't a huge star yet. What do you think? [link]3Fq%3Djosh%2Bhopkins%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D564%26tbm[link]r:0,s:21&tx=86&ty=65
Your Reply:



-9
1:14PM on 07/13/2011
Nathan Fillion Is a terrible choice. He may have the jaw line but he doesn't have the charisma for the roll. Fillion is a very boring guy to watch, even when he was trying to be a "bad ass." Me personally, I would go with Bradley Cooper. He's got the charm, Drakes style of comedic banter and most importantly LOOKS AS IF HE COULD CLIMB A MOUNTAIN OR BUILDING! For me it is not about getting an actor who is a spitting image of the character, but about getting somebody who actually can pull off the
Nathan Fillion Is a terrible choice. He may have the jaw line but he doesn't have the charisma for the roll. Fillion is a very boring guy to watch, even when he was trying to be a "bad ass." Me personally, I would go with Bradley Cooper. He's got the charm, Drakes style of comedic banter and most importantly LOOKS AS IF HE COULD CLIMB A MOUNTAIN OR BUILDING! For me it is not about getting an actor who is a spitting image of the character, but about getting somebody who actually can pull off the elements that make Drake such a great character.
Your Reply:



3:58PM on 07/13/2011
Considering the game developers have stated that they based a lot of Drake's personality on Fillion and his Firefly role, he definitely has the charisma to pull this off.
Considering the game developers have stated that they based a lot of Drake's personality on Fillion and his Firefly role, he definitely has the charisma to pull this off.
8:20PM on 07/13/2011
Well now we know you're just trolling. Nathan Fillion is nothing BUT charisma.
Well now we know you're just trolling. Nathan Fillion is nothing BUT charisma.
1:07PM on 07/13/2011
I know it probably won't actually happen, but I agree with everyone else so far... Nathan Fillion is the perfect choice!
I know it probably won't actually happen, but I agree with everyone else so far... Nathan Fillion is the perfect choice!
Your Reply:



1:05PM on 07/13/2011

Is like he was BORN for the role.

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
Your Reply:



12:59PM on 07/13/2011
If they'll have him, hell yeah to Fillion, but because I don't see it happening, I'll say Jensen Ackles
If they'll have him, hell yeah to Fillion, but because I don't see it happening, I'll say Jensen Ackles
Your Reply:



2:40PM on 07/13/2011
Shit Jensen Ackles
is a solid choice. Cna't believe he never crossed my mind.
Shit Jensen Ackles
is a solid choice. Cna't believe he never crossed my mind.
+3
12:56PM on 07/13/2011
Give the fans what they want; The correct choice! Fillion!
Give the fans what they want; The correct choice! Fillion!
Your Reply:



12:45PM on 07/13/2011

Duh!

FILLION!!
Now things have left the O Russell camp, this thing can get back on track.
FILLION!!
Now things have left the O Russell camp, this thing can get back on track.
Your Reply: