The actor confirmed the news in an interview with MTV, stating that: “David is one of the best writer/directors I’ve ever worked with. The idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we’ll be making that movie this summer.
While this seems to be a good decision on the surface — Wahlberg is after all an Academy Award nominee — I’m not so sure that he is the best fit for the role. The dude always seems to play the uptight straight man and Drake, for me, is more of a laid-back, plain old fun type of guy.
I’m a massive fan of the Uncharted games and this is one I’m really looking forward to. I just hope they pull it off as it should be done. Hell, the first game could practically be used as a storyboard for an outstanding action-adventure flick, but it seems that director David O Russell is moving slightly away from the plot of the games as he is rumoured to be casting Robert de Niro and Joe Pesci to play Drake’s father and uncle respecively — two characters who have never appeared in the games.
Wahlberg added: “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.”
I have to admit I’m a bit disappointed as I thought Fillion would be a much better fit as Drake and the dude deserves his chance at the big time. However, fingers crossed this will work out, as Uncharted has the potential to be a massive hit.
What do you think?