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Mark Wahlberg decides to unchart the Uncharted videogame adaptation

12.13.2016

UNCHARTED has been a cursed production. At one point it seemed to be on its way, with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg simultaneously attached. After Russell left, Shawn Levy came on board, with a supposedly awesome screenplay by SMOKIN' ACES director Joe Carnahan (who called it an "anti-Indy" movie), while Wahlberg stayed attached as Nathan Drake, the scrappy aforementioned anti-Indy. All set right? Well, if you read the headline, you know where this is heading.

So, in an interview with We Got This Covered (where they were talking about Wahlberg's upcoming PATRIOT'S DAY), Marky Mark said this about UNCHARTED:

As of now, no, I’m not attached.

I hate when actors are vague and try to dodge the question.

In all seriousness, I'm okay with this. I think Wahlberg is good in certain roles, but I've never really found him versatile or funny in a wry, sarcastic way. He can be great when playing intense (like in THE DEPARTED) or "goofy" funny (which mainly is him upending his "tough, intense" persona, like THE OTHER GUYS). So I think this might be for the best, honestly. But that's just me. 

UNCHARTED, still seemingly directed by Shawn Levy, was supposed to come out in 2017, but might have to be pushed back due to the obvious setback. Which is only a setback if Nathan Fillion is unavailable (and let's face the sad truth: he's available).

But what do you guys think? Were you excited about Wahlberg as Drake? And now that he's gone, who'd you cast?

Extra Tidbit: This would've marked the second time Wahlberg played a videogame character, after the dismal MAX PAYNE.

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8:29AM on 12/15/2016
Oh thank God! He'd be a terrible Nathan Drake. I would probably prefer a guy like Jensen Ackles who actually kind of looks like Nate from his younger days in Drake's Fortune.
Oh thank God! He'd be a terrible Nathan Drake. I would probably prefer a guy like Jensen Ackles who actually kind of looks like Nate from his younger days in Drake's Fortune.
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11:35AM on 12/14/2016
Breckin Meyer. The guy from Road Trip. Dead ringer for Uncharted 4's Drake. And he has charm and a wry smile. And would be cheap. Doesnt need to be the best actor anfor this role but he aint half bad
Breckin Meyer. The guy from Road Trip. Dead ringer for Uncharted 4's Drake. And he has charm and a wry smile. And would be cheap. Doesnt need to be the best actor anfor this role but he aint half bad
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1:08PM on 12/14/2016
Ha! Too bad he is almost 50 and is half as tall as the already short Nathan Drake. If you want a Nathan look alike who is the same age as Nathan then you gotta go with James Wolk
Ha! Too bad he is almost 50 and is half as tall as the already short Nathan Drake. If you want a Nathan look alike who is the same age as Nathan then you gotta go with James Wolk
8:15AM on 12/15/2016
That guy from Herbie Fully Loaded? Noooooooooooo!
That guy from Herbie Fully Loaded? Noooooooooooo!
5:38PM on 12/13/2016

too much marky mark

hes in everything....too much really....he became a greedy actor taking anything that comes along....now the movie scene is oversaturated with him.
hes in everything....too much really....he became a greedy actor taking anything that comes along....now the movie scene is oversaturated with him.
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8:34PM on 12/13/2016
He's making his money, the guy is all business minded. He wants to be a mogul
He's making his money, the guy is all business minded. He wants to be a mogul
3:34PM on 12/13/2016

Nobody wanted Marky Mark involved in the first place

This movie will hopefully die soon, especially after Assassins Creed bombs and gets purely rotten reviews. There is no hope for video game or anime movies, why even try? They never make their money back and their reviews are always piss poor. Nintendo is doing something interesting though, making a CG/Pixar style Mario movie soon. That could be cool. But putting these epic games on the big screen while losing 90% of what makes the source material cool is what kills these adaptations. You would
This movie will hopefully die soon, especially after Assassins Creed bombs and gets purely rotten reviews. There is no hope for video game or anime movies, why even try? They never make their money back and their reviews are always piss poor. Nintendo is doing something interesting though, making a CG/Pixar style Mario movie soon. That could be cool. But putting these epic games on the big screen while losing 90% of what makes the source material cool is what kills these adaptations. You would think the majority of Assassins Creed would be spent in the Animus but we only get like 20 minutes of the Animus and the rest is a stupid love story between Fassbender and the female scientist (surprise, she is the bad guy!) and it just sucks.
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5:27PM on 12/13/2016
People said the exact same thing about superhero movies during the 90's. Aside from the first two Batman movies and The Crow, everything between TMNT movie and Blade got crap reviews and aside from the Schumacher Batman films (which you could sub with The Resident Evil films, they wouldn't have made 19 of them if those things didn't make money), they all bombed miserably, and yet people kept at it and eventually we got Blade, and X-Men and Spider-Man, and eventually The Dark Knight.

The
People said the exact same thing about superhero movies during the 90's. Aside from the first two Batman movies and The Crow, everything between TMNT movie and Blade got crap reviews and aside from the Schumacher Batman films (which you could sub with The Resident Evil films, they wouldn't have made 19 of them if those things didn't make money), they all bombed miserably, and yet people kept at it and eventually we got Blade, and X-Men and Spider-Man, and eventually The Dark Knight.

The studios will keep trying and eventually they'll get their Blade and Spider-Man. They'll eventually get their Dark Knight too, even if it takes them another 30 years.
3:28PM on 12/13/2016
Good. Cast a relative unknown like Colin Donnell and give your big names to the supporting cast. Like JLaw as Elana... Deniro as Sully (though in a perfect world it'll be Ted Levine)
Good. Cast a relative unknown like Colin Donnell and give your big names to the supporting cast. Like JLaw as Elana... Deniro as Sully (though in a perfect world it'll be Ted Levine)
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5:33PM on 12/13/2016
In a perfect world, lots of roles would be played by Ted Levine, unfortunately we have only come so far as a human race.
In a perfect world, lots of roles would be played by Ted Levine, unfortunately we have only come so far as a human race.
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