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Mark Wahlberg confirms he's starring as Nathan Drake in Uncharted

11.24.2010

As excited as I was that someone like David O. Russell and not Brett Ratner was taking on an UNCHARTED movie, I really, really didn't want him to cast Mark Wahlberg, as I wanted Nathan Fillion to FINALLY get his due as a leading man. But I guess being a cult icon and star of a hit show isn't enough, and Wahlberg just has too much star power to ignore.

In a recent interview with MTV, Wahlberg confirmed that he will be starring as wise-cracking Nathan Drake in the film, and he explains what O. Russell has in mind for the project.

"David is one of the best writer/directors I've ever worked with," said Wahlberg. "The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we'll be making that movie this summer."

As for the rumors Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci will be involved?

"That's who he wants to write the parts for. I talked to Pesci about it and I know David's people have talked to [Robert De Niro]. I'm obviously in whatever David wants to do but the idea of it is so off the charts: De Niro being my father, Pesci being my uncle. It's not going to be the watered-down version, that's for sure."

These plot details mean that the movie will extend beyond the universe of the game, as Drake's family has not appeared in any of the installments so far.

I just don't like Wahlberg for this part. Yes, he has muscles and "the look" but Drake needs to be someone with charm and charisma, and for all his talents, I don't think Wahlberg has been blessed with much of either. Maybe I'm alone here, but I think there were a host of better options available and O. Russell is just playing favorites.

What say you?

Extra Tidbit: Better this than THE CROW I guess.
Source: MTV

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12:18PM on 11/24/2010
He really doesn't seem to embodie the character and he is too much of a wise ass to play a likeable action hero. Otherwise, he is good for the physical stuff.
He really doesn't seem to embodie the character and he is too much of a wise ass to play a likeable action hero. Otherwise, he is good for the physical stuff.
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12:21PM on 11/24/2010
I can't figure out why they feel the need to cram family members (who weren't in the games) into the first movie. There wasn't enough material with Drake and the secondary characters from two games? We're already at NATHAN DRAKE AND THE LAST CRUSADE? Yeeg.
I can't figure out why they feel the need to cram family members (who weren't in the games) into the first movie. There wasn't enough material with Drake and the secondary characters from two games? We're already at NATHAN DRAKE AND THE LAST CRUSADE? Yeeg.
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12:23PM on 11/24/2010

Yay!

Did you see The Other Guys? I think he'll rock it.
Did you see The Other Guys? I think he'll rock it.
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3:18PM on 11/24/2010
The Other Guys was a comedy and Wahlberg was an aloof, bumbling wanna be cop. Perfect for his character in Other Guys, terrible choice for Nathan Drake.
The Other Guys was a comedy and Wahlberg was an aloof, bumbling wanna be cop. Perfect for his character in Other Guys, terrible choice for Nathan Drake.
12:33PM on 11/24/2010
i dont see Whalberg as a wise cracker though. he can be funny, but his best comedic moments come when he's that angry/frustrated guy. not the wise cracker.
i dont see Whalberg as a wise cracker though. he can be funny, but his best comedic moments come when he's that angry/frustrated guy. not the wise cracker.
12:24PM on 11/24/2010
But Fillion would have been better, that's true.
But Fillion would have been better, that's true.
12:28PM on 11/24/2010

I'm down.

Not owning a PS3 i never got a chance to play the game but i did sit back and watch my bud play for a bit and though I love Fillion, idk if this would be for him as he looks a bit old and if it's like the game then the stunts should be pretty intense. As for the charisma though i dont think anyone has better the Fillion. I hope he gets his own Indy esk trilogy someday.
Not owning a PS3 i never got a chance to play the game but i did sit back and watch my bud play for a bit and though I love Fillion, idk if this would be for him as he looks a bit old and if it's like the game then the stunts should be pretty intense. As for the charisma though i dont think anyone has better the Fillion. I hope he gets his own Indy esk trilogy someday.
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12:30PM on 11/24/2010

OZB

Wahlberg is a decent choice at best. The games were really fun in an Indiana jones way, which I've never seen him pull off. The guy playing captain America is the perfect choice for this bi thought of him a lot as I played both games
Wahlberg is a decent choice at best. The games were really fun in an Indiana jones way, which I've never seen him pull off. The guy playing captain America is the perfect choice for this bi thought of him a lot as I played both games
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12:31PM on 11/24/2010
Booooooo
Booooooo
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12:37PM on 11/24/2010
This is alright. I would have preferred Fillion because he looks EXACTLY like the dude
This is alright. I would have preferred Fillion because he looks EXACTLY like the dude
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12:38PM on 11/24/2010

Booooo

NATHON FILLION!!!!!!
NATHON FILLION!!!!!!
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12:39PM on 11/24/2010
Wow. This is awful.
Love the games and being that they're so cinematic to begin with, a movie isn't really needed but I would've been interested had they cast someone like Fillion. Wahlberg is just wrong for this part and I feel like the only reason he got it was because O. Russell has a huge boner for him. The Fighter and his two previous films all starred Marky Mark.
Looks like they're aiming to be the new Burton/Depp power couple.
Wow. This is awful.
Love the games and being that they're so cinematic to begin with, a movie isn't really needed but I would've been interested had they cast someone like Fillion. Wahlberg is just wrong for this part and I feel like the only reason he got it was because O. Russell has a huge boner for him. The Fighter and his two previous films all starred Marky Mark.
Looks like they're aiming to be the new Burton/Depp power couple.
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12:40PM on 11/24/2010
Is this a joke? Wow.. this is atrocious news.
Is this a joke? Wow.. this is atrocious news.
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12:43PM on 11/24/2010
this is the perfect role for Wahlberg
this is the perfect role for Wahlberg
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12:44PM on 11/24/2010
This movie's is gonna suck. Max Payne anyone??
This movie's is gonna suck. Max Payne anyone??
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12:47PM on 11/24/2010
dude. weak. i like Wahlberg but he's not that great at wisecracking. he was great at "serious" funny in The Other Guys and The Big Hit, i just dont see him as Nathan Drake
dude. weak. i like Wahlberg but he's not that great at wisecracking. he was great at "serious" funny in The Other Guys and The Big Hit, i just dont see him as Nathan Drake
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12:48PM on 11/24/2010

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

Coincidentally, i was playing Uncharted 2 and died as i read this message. Terrible news.
Coincidentally, i was playing Uncharted 2 and died as i read this message. Terrible news.
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12:50PM on 11/24/2010
oh come on people!!!! get over with placing fillion in every movie!!!! in the eyes of the studio he is a nobody, not to mention by them casting wahlberg just proves that they dont care about the film. and most of all lets not forget this is a video game inspired movie! its doomed from the start, if anything for all you fillion lovers out there you should be glad that he is not going to be attached to this crap
oh come on people!!!! get over with placing fillion in every movie!!!! in the eyes of the studio he is a nobody, not to mention by them casting wahlberg just proves that they dont care about the film. and most of all lets not forget this is a video game inspired movie! its doomed from the start, if anything for all you fillion lovers out there you should be glad that he is not going to be attached to this crap
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12:56PM on 11/24/2010
Big deal, all movies made from video games blow major chunks.
Big deal, all movies made from video games blow major chunks.
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1:28PM on 11/24/2010
You just got a +1 because of your picture in the correct news.
You just got a +1 because of your picture in the correct news.
1:00PM on 11/24/2010

Shit!

Nathon Fillion should fire his agent. He should've had this role. Oh well. Guess David or the studio wanted more star power.
Nathon Fillion should fire his agent. He should've had this role. Oh well. Guess David or the studio wanted more star power.
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1:02PM on 11/24/2010
Make no mistake, i really rate Wahlberg. I don't even think hes a particularly bad fit here, but the fact remains that better exist. I would have loved to see Fillion in the role. The thought had also occurred to me that this represented the best opportunity for the adaptation to use the voice cast from the game. The principle voice actors are a good fit aesthetically and did the mo-cap for their respective characters. Too late now though i guess.
Make no mistake, i really rate Wahlberg. I don't even think hes a particularly bad fit here, but the fact remains that better exist. I would have loved to see Fillion in the role. The thought had also occurred to me that this represented the best opportunity for the adaptation to use the voice cast from the game. The principle voice actors are a good fit aesthetically and did the mo-cap for their respective characters. Too late now though i guess.
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1:11PM on 11/24/2010
Love the games. Wahlberg will do fine as Drake. Fillion would have been great but again, an unrealistic choice for a major studio film. Colin Farrell would also have been good ... In Jungle.
Love the games. Wahlberg will do fine as Drake. Fillion would have been great but again, an unrealistic choice for a major studio film. Colin Farrell would also have been good ... In Jungle.
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1:15PM on 11/24/2010

Was interested...

Not anymore. This was Nathon Fillion's role.

This clip sums it up - [link]
Not anymore. This was Nathon Fillion's role.

This clip sums it up - [link]
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1:25PM on 11/24/2010

FUCK

Not that I'd pick Marky-Mark or anything, but thats not even close to the worst news in this article. The fact that Russel's "idea is crazy, " and he is going to "write parts"? Why? Do they really need to change the story, at least on that scale? I understand 90% of the game is running and climbing (which is impossible to translate into a movie), but a good hour is straight story. Can't Hollywood be faithful for once?
Not that I'd pick Marky-Mark or anything, but thats not even close to the worst news in this article. The fact that Russel's "idea is crazy, " and he is going to "write parts"? Why? Do they really need to change the story, at least on that scale? I understand 90% of the game is running and climbing (which is impossible to translate into a movie), but a good hour is straight story. Can't Hollywood be faithful for once?
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1:29PM on 11/24/2010

Once again...

... Nathan Fillion got screwed.
... Nathan Fillion got screwed.
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1:40PM on 11/24/2010
Now I just just don't care. Hollywood is retarded.
Now I just just don't care. Hollywood is retarded.
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1:45PM on 11/24/2010
What the fuck? Walberg(he actually does well with O. Russell) is one thing, but casting De Niro as his dad and Pesci as his uncle?! Is this even being based off of the games?
What the fuck? Walberg(he actually does well with O. Russell) is one thing, but casting De Niro as his dad and Pesci as his uncle?! Is this even being based off of the games?
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2:19PM on 11/24/2010
no it's not, there is no mention of Drake's parents in either game. This is pure Hollywood bullshit at it's best.
no it's not, there is no mention of Drake's parents in either game. This is pure Hollywood bullshit at it's best.
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1:49PM on 11/24/2010
While I'm not too pleased by this casting and definitely think Fillion would of been a better actor for the role, CAN YOU GUYS GET OFF HIS DICK! Shit I liked him in Firefly and Serenity but its like every role was made for Fillion to play. Green Lantern, Hawkeye, Captain America, shit what else you guys want him as Superman too? He'll get his leading role soon enough
While I'm not too pleased by this casting and definitely think Fillion would of been a better actor for the role, CAN YOU GUYS GET OFF HIS DICK! Shit I liked him in Firefly and Serenity but its like every role was made for Fillion to play. Green Lantern, Hawkeye, Captain America, shit what else you guys want him as Superman too? He'll get his leading role soon enough
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1:53PM on 11/24/2010
That he would. Better him than Megan Fox
That he would. Better him than Megan Fox
1:51PM on 11/24/2010
He'd make an awesome Wonder Woman too!
He'd make an awesome Wonder Woman too!
1:59PM on 11/24/2010
I wasnt as sold on fillion as everyone else (too old, imo)... but walhberg is just obviously the WRONG choice... he has the charisma and charm of a rock.

I have loved every other film hes made, but russell is just wrong for this property, and the evidence is mounting quickly.

I wasnt as sold on fillion as everyone else (too old, imo)... but walhberg is just obviously the WRONG choice... he has the charisma and charm of a rock.

I have loved every other film hes made, but russell is just wrong for this property, and the evidence is mounting quickly.

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2:00PM on 11/24/2010
Please for the love of God can we have one casting rumor where everyone doesn't clammer to say "Nathan Fillion"

Literally every male role 30 - 45 has his name attached to it by fanboys who don't appreciate that his acting ability won't stretch to cinema.
Please for the love of God can we have one casting rumor where everyone doesn't clammer to say "Nathan Fillion"

Literally every male role 30 - 45 has his name attached to it by fanboys who don't appreciate that his acting ability won't stretch to cinema.
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2:07PM on 11/24/2010
Someone needs to check his filmography. He has acted in movies before, you know.
Someone needs to check his filmography. He has acted in movies before, you know.
2:06PM on 11/24/2010
no Nathan Fillion? meh.
no Nathan Fillion? meh.
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2:09PM on 11/24/2010
Fuck Wahlberg and Fillion, they should have cast Joe Flanigan.
Fuck Wahlberg and Fillion, they should have cast Joe Flanigan.
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2:14PM on 11/24/2010

Father and Uncle?? WTF

Well, there goes my hope that this movie had any promise. HOW FUCKING HARD IS IT TO FOLLOW THE GAMES STORY LINE?? A descendant of Sir Francis Drake trying to find treasure.......yeah, that's such a hard story to follow. This movie will blow.
Well, there goes my hope that this movie had any promise. HOW FUCKING HARD IS IT TO FOLLOW THE GAMES STORY LINE?? A descendant of Sir Francis Drake trying to find treasure.......yeah, that's such a hard story to follow. This movie will blow.
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2:16PM on 11/24/2010
Amen, brother.
Amen, brother.
2:15PM on 11/24/2010
I'm used to Fillion not getting deserved roles, so I'm over that part (although it does suck balls!). What kills me is Wahlberg is NOTHING like Drake. Not in the least. Absolutely nothing about him reminds me of Drake. Body, face, personality, voice, humor. Basically all the things that make Drake...DRAKE. Wahlberg isn't even that much of a box office draw. It doesn't make sense.

And WTF is with them including Drake's father and uncle?? What about Sully? Let me guess...Angelina Jolie will
I'm used to Fillion not getting deserved roles, so I'm over that part (although it does suck balls!). What kills me is Wahlberg is NOTHING like Drake. Not in the least. Absolutely nothing about him reminds me of Drake. Body, face, personality, voice, humor. Basically all the things that make Drake...DRAKE. Wahlberg isn't even that much of a box office draw. It doesn't make sense.

And WTF is with them including Drake's father and uncle?? What about Sully? Let me guess...Angelina Jolie will play "Erica" (not ELENA) and they'll find a way to throw in Seth Rogan or Jonah Hill. And a talking CGI mouse. Cause why the fuck not.

It's really easy, but no one making these decisions seems to understand: When turning a popular video game, TV show, or comic book into a movie, keep the original concepts, stories and characters, or else your biggest core audience (the fans) will abandon you.
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2:17PM on 11/24/2010

Talk about miscast

I'm getting bad Max Payne flashbacks - another game I loved turned into a nightmare.
I'm getting bad Max Payne flashbacks - another game I loved turned into a nightmare.
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2:17PM on 11/24/2010

Well..

He's just as much Nathan Drake as he was Max Payne.

Maybe next he can play Lara Croft in a reboot.
He's just as much Nathan Drake as he was Max Payne.

Maybe next he can play Lara Croft in a reboot.
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2:21PM on 11/24/2010
boooooooooo motherfucking boooooooo
boooooooooo motherfucking boooooooo
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2:50PM on 11/24/2010
I fucking hope nobody will watch this fucking movie. Mark Wahlberg just makes video game movies worse than it already is. Max Payne and now Nathan Drake, who's he gonna play next? Solid Snake? Master Chief? Samus Aran?

"Metroid Gear Halo, starring Mark Wahlberg as Solid Samus Chief, who must carjack his way into Hyrule Castle located in the Capital Wasteland to save Princess Peach from the evil manipulative A.I. named Kratos, who leaves a trail of origami figures. Directed by Uwe Boll."
I fucking hope nobody will watch this fucking movie. Mark Wahlberg just makes video game movies worse than it already is. Max Payne and now Nathan Drake, who's he gonna play next? Solid Snake? Master Chief? Samus Aran?

"Metroid Gear Halo, starring Mark Wahlberg as Solid Samus Chief, who must carjack his way into Hyrule Castle located in the Capital Wasteland to save Princess Peach from the evil manipulative A.I. named Kratos, who leaves a trail of origami figures. Directed by Uwe Boll."
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2:56PM on 11/24/2010

SERIOUSLY?

I like Marky Mark and all, but NOT for this role...Nathan Drake is Nathan Fillion or the voice actor who played him in the game....NO ONE ELSE!...I wouldnt even watch this if it was free...I say BOYCOTT!
I like Marky Mark and all, but NOT for this role...Nathan Drake is Nathan Fillion or the voice actor who played him in the game....NO ONE ELSE!...I wouldnt even watch this if it was free...I say BOYCOTT!
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3:03PM on 11/24/2010

A Theory

Not a good choice, no offense to Mark but he doesn't share the same humour and charm that Drake shines through in the game. However this might be a ruse, Uncharted is already a cinematic game and casting the main character wrongly could be signs of a bad movie. If cinema can't turn a cinematic game into a film then maybe the producers are trying to kill off the whole Video Game Movie sub-genre.
Not a good choice, no offense to Mark but he doesn't share the same humour and charm that Drake shines through in the game. However this might be a ruse, Uncharted is already a cinematic game and casting the main character wrongly could be signs of a bad movie. If cinema can't turn a cinematic game into a film then maybe the producers are trying to kill off the whole Video Game Movie sub-genre.
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3:05PM on 11/24/2010

Dark times.

Reading the comments section is the only thing keeping me going right now; knowing that i'm not alone in these dark times.

The next article will be on kidnappings and dead muggle families, then next thing I know I'll be getting Avada Kedavra'd in my car on my way to work
Reading the comments section is the only thing keeping me going right now; knowing that i'm not alone in these dark times.

The next article will be on kidnappings and dead muggle families, then next thing I know I'll be getting Avada Kedavra'd in my car on my way to work
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3:09PM on 11/24/2010
Why does Hollywood keep fucking over Nathan Fillon, did he say something outlandish or date a Weinstein's daughter and not call her back the next morning? Also, I like Mark Wahlberg but he isn't Drake. I guess I was the only one who saw and regretted seeing Max Payne.
Why does Hollywood keep fucking over Nathan Fillon, did he say something outlandish or date a Weinstein's daughter and not call her back the next morning? Also, I like Mark Wahlberg but he isn't Drake. I guess I was the only one who saw and regretted seeing Max Payne.
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3:15PM on 11/24/2010

Epic....

FAIL!
FAIL!
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3:24PM on 11/24/2010

Awful

I love fillon as much as the next person, but even if the he wasn't cast in the role I still expect a choice that would do justice to the role. Wahlberg is not Drake this movie will be a huge disappointed, I guess ill just play among theives again to get the story I wanna see.
I love fillon as much as the next person, but even if the he wasn't cast in the role I still expect a choice that would do justice to the role. Wahlberg is not Drake this movie will be a huge disappointed, I guess ill just play among theives again to get the story I wanna see.
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3:29PM on 11/24/2010
Eh, coulda been channing tatum.

I also think it's time to leave Fillion alone and move to the next fanboy choice for every role imaginable. I vote for Andrew Lincoln. Superman=lincoln bond=lincoln, abe lincoln vampire hunter=lincoln
Eh, coulda been channing tatum.

I also think it's time to leave Fillion alone and move to the next fanboy choice for every role imaginable. I vote for Andrew Lincoln. Superman=lincoln bond=lincoln, abe lincoln vampire hunter=lincoln
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3:38PM on 11/24/2010

Again and again

Yet another disrespect of a great video game franchise. I was hoping that the rumors wouldn't be true, but they look like they are. And then everyone will yell that video games can't be adapted for movies all over again, even though they most certainly can be.

Go to Hell David O. Russell. I hope this gets stuck in development hell, along with you.

Also, I'm now convinced video game adaptations are a generational gap that won't finally get good until guys currently in their 20's and teens
Yet another disrespect of a great video game franchise. I was hoping that the rumors wouldn't be true, but they look like they are. And then everyone will yell that video games can't be adapted for movies all over again, even though they most certainly can be.

Go to Hell David O. Russell. I hope this gets stuck in development hell, along with you.

Also, I'm now convinced video game adaptations are a generational gap that won't finally get good until guys currently in their 20's and teens start getting all the big gigs.

And finally... Pesci? Are you serious?! De Niro, meh. But Pesci?! Is this even Uncharted?
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3:43PM on 11/24/2010
BOOO! I WANT NATHAN FILLION!
BOOO! I WANT NATHAN FILLION!
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3:49PM on 11/24/2010
Boooooooo-urns

I like Mark Wahlberg but this is not the role for him. So, so far, what we have is a director who doesn't have much experience in action, a story that has nothing to do with the game, and an actor that is wrong for the role.

I guess this won't be the movie that revives the dead adventure genre. At least I still have Sahara, Fools Gold, and National Treasure 2 from the past couple years to get my adventure fix. I think I'll go cry now.

Please, I beg you Hollywood. My
Boooooooo-urns

I like Mark Wahlberg but this is not the role for him. So, so far, what we have is a director who doesn't have much experience in action, a story that has nothing to do with the game, and an actor that is wrong for the role.

I guess this won't be the movie that revives the dead adventure genre. At least I still have Sahara, Fools Gold, and National Treasure 2 from the past couple years to get my adventure fix. I think I'll go cry now.

Please, I beg you Hollywood. My favorite genre (adventure) is dead, if you're not going to revive it, at least don't piss on it's grave. Indiana Jones this is not.
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3:53PM on 11/24/2010
Mediocre game meets mediocre actor.
Mediocre game meets mediocre actor.
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6:13PM on 11/24/2010
You must own an Xbox.
You must own an Xbox.
3:56PM on 11/24/2010
Secret of Monkey Island for the win!
Secret of Monkey Island for the win!
3:55PM on 11/24/2010
WEAK! I think Wahlberg is a fantastic actor but he can't pull this off. Oldman, Gary said it best (I like your opinions dude!). The adventure genre is my favorite too and wish Hollywood would bring those back along with westerns!

I say Fillion makes a "fan film" and see which one gets more attention!
WEAK! I think Wahlberg is a fantastic actor but he can't pull this off. Oldman, Gary said it best (I like your opinions dude!). The adventure genre is my favorite too and wish Hollywood would bring those back along with westerns!

I say Fillion makes a "fan film" and see which one gets more attention!
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3:56PM on 11/24/2010
WEAK! I think Wahlberg is a fantastic actor but he can't pull this off. Oldman, Gary said it best (I like your opinions dude!). The adventure genre is my favorite too and wish Hollywood would bring those back along with westerns!

I say Fillion makes a "fan film" and see which one gets more attention!
WEAK! I think Wahlberg is a fantastic actor but he can't pull this off. Oldman, Gary said it best (I like your opinions dude!). The adventure genre is my favorite too and wish Hollywood would bring those back along with westerns!

I say Fillion makes a "fan film" and see which one gets more attention!
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4:11PM on 11/24/2010
Uncharted was the best chance for a good movie based on a game and they blew it.

I like Mark Wahlberg, but he's no good as Nathan Drake.
Uncharted was the best chance for a good movie based on a game and they blew it.

I like Mark Wahlberg, but he's no good as Nathan Drake.
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4:13PM on 11/24/2010
I think Mark is a pretty good actor but not as Nathan Drake.
I think Mark is a pretty good actor but not as Nathan Drake.
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4:16PM on 11/24/2010
This project is officially DOA.
This project is officially DOA.
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4:20PM on 11/24/2010

Let's be honest guys..

as much as we all love Fillion....this is a video game movie, chances are extremely high it's going to suck on basic principle.

Would we not rather see Fillion's talents go towards the awesome Castle and entertaining movies such as Slither and let Mark have what will most inevitably be another tragic video game movie?
as much as we all love Fillion....this is a video game movie, chances are extremely high it's going to suck on basic principle.

Would we not rather see Fillion's talents go towards the awesome Castle and entertaining movies such as Slither and let Mark have what will most inevitably be another tragic video game movie?
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4:38PM on 11/24/2010
its gone from a possability in being an interesting project/movie to being a generic write off. you get -5 gold stars.
its gone from a possability in being an interesting project/movie to being a generic write off. you get -5 gold stars.
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5:36PM on 11/24/2010
every1 should be happy! david o russell isnt gonna go commercial or turn in a max payne, doom, or any other bad video game movie, this one will be great! and marky mark can act with the right director!
every1 should be happy! david o russell isnt gonna go commercial or turn in a max payne, doom, or any other bad video game movie, this one will be great! and marky mark can act with the right director!
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5:56PM on 11/24/2010
Well I can't speculate on whether Wahlberg would be a good fit or not, because I've never played the games. Mark is a good actor with the right director. Rockstar was proof of that.
Well I can't speculate on whether Wahlberg would be a good fit or not, because I've never played the games. Mark is a good actor with the right director. Rockstar was proof of that.
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6:12PM on 11/24/2010
Couldnt be more disappointed with this crappy casting. Nathan Fillion or Nolan North should have been the only two even considered. Nathan Drake isnt just some tough meat head like Mark Wahlberg. Ugh. I will probably see it since I loved the games, but what a big let down. Mark Wahlberg seems to not make anything good (not including Four Brothers). Unless its a remake...and those arent even good.
Couldnt be more disappointed with this crappy casting. Nathan Fillion or Nolan North should have been the only two even considered. Nathan Drake isnt just some tough meat head like Mark Wahlberg. Ugh. I will probably see it since I loved the games, but what a big let down. Mark Wahlberg seems to not make anything good (not including Four Brothers). Unless its a remake...and those arent even good.
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6:13PM on 11/24/2010
Couldnt be more disappointed with this crappy casting. Nathan Fillion or Nolan North should have been the only two even considered. Nathan Drake isnt just some tough meat head like Mark Wahlberg. Ugh. I will probably see it since I loved the games, but what a big let down. Mark Wahlberg seems to not make anything good (not including Four Brothers). Unless its a remake...and those arent even good.
Couldnt be more disappointed with this crappy casting. Nathan Fillion or Nolan North should have been the only two even considered. Nathan Drake isnt just some tough meat head like Mark Wahlberg. Ugh. I will probably see it since I loved the games, but what a big let down. Mark Wahlberg seems to not make anything good (not including Four Brothers). Unless its a remake...and those arent even good.
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6:16PM on 11/24/2010
What's all the bad vibes about. Mark Wahlberg has been bad in some movies (The Happening) sure but come on, he as been fantastic in some other films (especially The Departed) but everyone seems to forget that whenever he gets mentioned for any role.

Get off his back and give the guy a break.
What's all the bad vibes about. Mark Wahlberg has been bad in some movies (The Happening) sure but come on, he as been fantastic in some other films (especially The Departed) but everyone seems to forget that whenever he gets mentioned for any role.

Get off his back and give the guy a break.
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6:16PM on 11/24/2010
Pretty sure this will be good, would have been cooler if Fillion got it but I reckon it'll still be cool.
Pretty sure this will be good, would have been cooler if Fillion got it but I reckon it'll still be cool.
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7:42PM on 11/24/2010
I find Mark Wahlberg to be very hit and miss as an actor. If the project and the director are good, he can be very effective (example: The Departed) but there are plenty of movies where he gives absolutely nothing. He doesn't have an expressive face and we's not inspired, he's completely wooden!
I find Mark Wahlberg to be very hit and miss as an actor. If the project and the director are good, he can be very effective (example: The Departed) but there are plenty of movies where he gives absolutely nothing. He doesn't have an expressive face and we's not inspired, he's completely wooden!
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8:03PM on 11/24/2010
Can't Pesci and DeNiro's talents be put to better use in another movie?
Can't Pesci and DeNiro's talents be put to better use in another movie?
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8:42PM on 11/24/2010

NO

Mark Whalbergs a bit shit
Mark Whalbergs a bit shit
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9:32PM on 11/24/2010
Oh for f**k's sake! Mark Wahlberg?! Are you kidding me? Of all the good actors out there who could fill the boots of the very charismatic and wisecrack-y Nathan Drake, they picked Mark "Jerky As Hell" Wahlberg?! This blows elephant nuts, man. He MAY have done decent roles, but the guy annoys the hell outta' me. Why didn't they cast Ryan Reynolds like they always do whenever they need a wisecrack-y role to fill?
Oh for f**k's sake! Mark Wahlberg?! Are you kidding me? Of all the good actors out there who could fill the boots of the very charismatic and wisecrack-y Nathan Drake, they picked Mark "Jerky As Hell" Wahlberg?! This blows elephant nuts, man. He MAY have done decent roles, but the guy annoys the hell outta' me. Why didn't they cast Ryan Reynolds like they always do whenever they need a wisecrack-y role to fill?
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11:08PM on 11/24/2010
I actually really like Wahlberg (even though he's done his fair share of shit movies), but come on. Nathan Fillion deserved his chance, people. Oh well. I'm convinced his talent will lead to him getting a "big break" eventually.
I actually really like Wahlberg (even though he's done his fair share of shit movies), but come on. Nathan Fillion deserved his chance, people. Oh well. I'm convinced his talent will lead to him getting a "big break" eventually.
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11:48PM on 11/24/2010

Ugh

I really don't have anything other to say other then the word shit. Not as in this will be a piece of shit, although it most likely will be now. I say shit, with a tone of exasperation and disappointment. SHIT.
I really don't have anything other to say other then the word shit. Not as in this will be a piece of shit, although it most likely will be now. I say shit, with a tone of exasperation and disappointment. SHIT.
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12:19AM on 11/25/2010

No charisma?

Someone needs to watch either Three Kings or I Heart Huckabees again, cause he was amazingly funny in both of these movies. And what a coincidence, he was directed both times by Russel! I think that, when paired with a good director (aka, not M. Night), Wahlberg can be a perfect comedy actor.

Yes, Nathan Fillion would've fit the part better, but I think Wahlberg will do just fine...
Someone needs to watch either Three Kings or I Heart Huckabees again, cause he was amazingly funny in both of these movies. And what a coincidence, he was directed both times by Russel! I think that, when paired with a good director (aka, not M. Night), Wahlberg can be a perfect comedy actor.

Yes, Nathan Fillion would've fit the part better, but I think Wahlberg will do just fine...
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8:09AM on 11/25/2010

No No No

...No....No...a thousand times NO! Hard nut former criminal Wahlberg from the Bronx is certainly not the right casting choice for Nathan Drake. He may be a decent actor, but he is simply not Nathan Drake material. Nathan Fillion IS Nathan Drake for christ's sake.
...No....No...a thousand times NO! Hard nut former criminal Wahlberg from the Bronx is certainly not the right casting choice for Nathan Drake. He may be a decent actor, but he is simply not Nathan Drake material. Nathan Fillion IS Nathan Drake for christ's sake.
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3:08PM on 11/26/2010
Wahlberg's from Boston dumbass.
Wahlberg's from Boston dumbass.
9:08AM on 11/25/2010
this would have been awesome for nathan fillion, but just think about it. it's a fucking video game movie. it's not going to be a lead star vehicle. it's going to do shitty just like every other video game movie. markie mark can take another bomb and still get roles, fillion would never be trusted with a big franchise again
this would have been awesome for nathan fillion, but just think about it. it's a fucking video game movie. it's not going to be a lead star vehicle. it's going to do shitty just like every other video game movie. markie mark can take another bomb and still get roles, fillion would never be trusted with a big franchise again
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11:11AM on 11/25/2010
I don't think he'll be able to capture the sarcasm that the video game character is known for. When Marky Mark is sarcastic, he just comes off as an asshole, which Nathan Drake isn't. Way to miss the boat on this one.
I don't think he'll be able to capture the sarcasm that the video game character is known for. When Marky Mark is sarcastic, he just comes off as an asshole, which Nathan Drake isn't. Way to miss the boat on this one.
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10:42AM on 11/26/2010

Whalberg can do it..

I don't think neccesarily that Wahlberg cant do it as i think he'll prepare himself well for this role and more then likely play the game as well. But i think that the biggest concern is david o russell doing this game adaptation. First off i dont like that david o russell has been attached to like 3 different projects this year and left pride prejudice and zombies for this. Secondly i just feel like this doesnt have a very good script more then likely and hes casting some big names like pesci
I don't think neccesarily that Wahlberg cant do it as i think he'll prepare himself well for this role and more then likely play the game as well. But i think that the biggest concern is david o russell doing this game adaptation. First off i dont like that david o russell has been attached to like 3 different projects this year and left pride prejudice and zombies for this. Secondly i just feel like this doesnt have a very good script more then likely and hes casting some big names like pesci and de niro to make up for it. i guess well see how it goes as this project moves along. just please dont let it be as bad as a failure as max payne. that game had such potential to be a film and they fucking slaughtered the shit out of it.
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11:16AM on 11/26/2010

This movie just lost some gas

And by gas I mean money out of my pocket. Wrong actor for the job. Go work on The Raven.
And by gas I mean money out of my pocket. Wrong actor for the job. Go work on The Raven.
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7:48PM on 11/27/2010
Wahlberg is a badass, and considering the horrible casting we've seen these past couple of months, I think they could've picked someone WAY worse.

I'm allowing this.
Wahlberg is a badass, and considering the horrible casting we've seen these past couple of months, I think they could've picked someone WAY worse.

I'm allowing this.
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7:46AM on 11/28/2010
This isn't going to work out. I like Wahlberg, but he is not right for this part. He's way too serious. Even in comedies, his humor comes form the fact that he is way too serious. He doesn't have the capacity to lighten up a dangerous situation with a nonchalant attitude and carefree humor. Anyone who has played the game knows that. The only people who like this casting are the people who haven't played the game. Apparently, Russell is one of those people.
This isn't going to work out. I like Wahlberg, but he is not right for this part. He's way too serious. Even in comedies, his humor comes form the fact that he is way too serious. He doesn't have the capacity to lighten up a dangerous situation with a nonchalant attitude and carefree humor. Anyone who has played the game knows that. The only people who like this casting are the people who haven't played the game. Apparently, Russell is one of those people.
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1:17AM on 11/29/2010

Eh...

I am going to reserve judgement til set pics and a trailer show me something, I think they definitely could have gone a better route but Wahlberg is a good action guy so who knows, I know nothing.
I am going to reserve judgement til set pics and a trailer show me something, I think they definitely could have gone a better route but Wahlberg is a good action guy so who knows, I know nothing.
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