The path Sony’s game Uncharted is taking toward being a feature film is a bit… well, you know. There’s not a map for that. Last year, the film’s first director, David O. Russell, pulled Mark Wahlberg into the role of Drake. After Russell’s weird “family dynamic” angle proved unsatisfactory and Russell split, so did Wahlberg–leaving Uncharted without a director or lead. Meanwhile, Firefly/Serenity/Dr. Horrible/Castle fans have been rooting for Uncharted’s new director, Neil Burger, to pick up Nathan Fillion for the role of Drake, and according to an interview with ScreenRant the actor gave at Comic-Con over the weekend, he’s liking the idea… under certain conditions.
“I am certainly still interested in playing Nathan Drake. I think every actor I know wants their action-adventure hero, their Indiana Jones. That would be a good one for me, I think. What I don’t want is people pressuring that poor man [director Neil Burger] and souring him on the actual idea. If we could somehow just… do you remember the movie Inception? I think that’s what we need to do. We need to let him land on the idea on his own.”
That sounds like a “yes I’d love to but only if you’re sure” to me, and I can respect that. Only time will tell if Burger does decide to cast Fillion as Drake, and if not, how the Captain Tightpants fanbase will react.