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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Uncharted Film

Photo Credit: Screenrant

(Image credit: Photo Credit: Screenrant)

Wahlberg confirmed in an interview with MTV that he would be tackling the role of Nathan Drake in the film adaptation of the hit PS3 game series, Uncharted.

In 2008, Wahlberg starred in the film adaptation of Max Payne, which was critically hammered to a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. Granted, we probably won't ever see a top-notch video game adaptation that will be loved by everybody since the industry is polluted with disappointments and failures *cough* BloodRayne *cough*

Wahlberg said that the director of the Uncharted film, David O. Russell has begun writing the script and hopes to begin shooting next year.

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

Wahlberg also mentioned that they have been in talks with Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro about possibly playing the roles of Drake's uncle and father.

Will this be another bust for Wahlberg? Or will this film do this award winning game series justice? Let us know what you think.

  • I thought Nathan Fillion was ear-marked for the role.
  • dribblesbarbax
    *cough* Nathan Fillion *cough*
  • jskilnyk
    The Max Payne movie should be enough to keep him from staring in another video game movie. I'm all for video game movies if their done right. With the right writer, director, and cast.
  • Netherscourge
    I think I'm the only person I know who thinks Mark Wahlberg is a terrible actor. Even in good movies like The Departed he's lousy.

  • ohseus
    He is a bad actor and he has zero comic timing whatsoever. He is completely wrong for the role. Nathan Fillion is perfect for the role as he is one of the few actors able to easily slip between serious action hero and comedy. Heck the Rock would be a better choice than Wahlberg.
  • Gin Fushicho
    dribblesbarbax*cough* Nathan Fillion *cough*Pleeaaaaasssssseeeeee?
  • dalauder
    If Nathan Fillion lost about 10 lbs and the script wasn't atrocious, it would be worth watching--much like how Robert Downey Jr. made Shirlock Holmes decent...of course Rachel McAdams didn't hurt. Will she be in the Uncharted Movie?

    I really wish Walberg had some concept of comedy. A former underwear model pretending to be a hardass just doesn't carry a movie.
  • dalauder
    Of course, with Nathan Fillion and a good script--it could be a hit! They should take that road even if Nathan Fillion doesn't want to be in as good of shape as he was in Firefly. So I guess everybody's in agreement that this movie's gonna disappoint?
  • youssef 2010
    I couldn't bare watching max payne except for 1 time. It really didn't do this exceptional game any justice. Hopefully, this movie will be better
  • bill gates is your daddy
    Why this douche bag gets any roles at all is beyond me. I cannot think of a single movie he has been in that has been worth watching. He acting hurts me in my spleen if I try to watch it. Nathan Fillion would be an excellent choice...

    Or you could even go the route of Ben Browder. It would have to be an obvious choice to have Claudia Black as Chloe Frazier and with Ben and Claudia's screen chemistry it would make for a good movie.

    Hell of a lot better than Marky Mark and the Cornhole Bunch.