Mark Wahlberg confirms role in Uncharted film

Wednesday, 24th November 2010 15:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Mark Wahlberg has confirmed he will be cast in David O. Russell’s movie version of Uncharted.

The director, who apparently likes Wahlberg enough to cast him in his Three Kings and The Fighter flicks has also apparently gotten the actor to agree to play Nathan Drake.

Wahlberg has confirmed Russell has started writing the movie and had this to say on the matter: “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.”

The actor also confirmed the rumor that Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro are being courted for the film.

“That’s who he wants to write the parts for,” he said. “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.”

Funnily enough, neither an uncle or father came into play in either PS3, game so who knows what the hell else O’Russell has planned for the movie that falls outside the Uncharted cannon.

Watch the video of Wahlberg discussing the Uncharted film below, courtesy of MTV.



  1. Freek

    Well, this is going to be terrible and/or have nothing to do with the game what so ever. :(
    Wasted oportunity.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    max payne is nathan drake?…………..that explains nothing

    #2 4 years ago
  3. triggerhappy686

    i like Wahlberg, but hes definitely not Nathan Drake :(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    This makes me a very sad panda.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. KAP

    You fucking serious?! Like Max Payne was enough of a flop an a half uh?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. CaptPierce

    I like Walhberg (Happening can go die though), but I don’t think Drake was fit for someone to be played by such a serious actor like him. Mark’s film range to straight up action-dramas to crime thillers.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. rainer

    Yeah bad choice, Mark Wahlberg is a decent actor but not a particularly likable one, he lacks that level of charm required for Drake’s character.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. triggerhappy686

    i REALLY wanted nathan fillion for the part, im surprised how sad this makes me :((

    #8 4 years ago
  9. EscoBlades

    Going to be as overhyped as the game…..


    #9 4 years ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DSB

    @2 Max Payne is going tropical though…

    That leaves the question, does Max Payne emulate Mark Wahlberg or does Mark Wahlberg emulate Max Payne? You decide!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Woo! –

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Bikki

    He was good in The Departed, but i’m not sure about this role.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I don’t know why that can’t just use Nolan North:

    Or Hugh Jackman:

    #14 4 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    OMFG SONY you dumb mother fuckers what are you doing! Did you not learn anything from that stupid Last Airbender movie. I’m sick and tired ass holes ruining the greatest things just because they want to steal a few more millions.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    I thnk he is a good actor, but it depends on the director really i think.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Crysis

    He just doesn’t look the part, he doesn’t have that ‘charm’ about him that makes Nathan Drake, Nathan Drake.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. StolenGlory

    Nathan Fillion for Drake or NO. FUCKING. SALE.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Howie Feltersnatch

    Hugh Jackman is a DEAD FUCKING RINGER.


    #19 4 years ago
  20. pukem0n

    what happened to nathan fillion? hes the absolute best choice for the role

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Man_s

    Why do we keep getting our hopes up I wonder…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Thalius

    Marky Mark realllllllyy????
    Just got a fealing in the pit of my stomage this movie is gonna suck now. How long does Mark Wahlberg makes a GREAT movie not good but Great???
    Uncharted deserves the best and Mark isnt the best IMO.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. KingCancer


    #23 4 years ago
  24. Yoshi

    “So hopefully we’ll be making THAT movie this summer.”

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Gekidami

    All hope for this movie is lost. This guy is crap at his job.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. orakaa

    Oh boy… I’m really starting to be scared for the result : Uncharted, even modified/adapted for a movie HAS the potential to be the new Indiana Jones of this generation.

    But Mark Walberg ? I really like this actor, but he REALLY doesn’t fit what appeals to Nathan Drake.

    Nathan Fillion would be just PERFECT, or even Hugh Jackman (although not my first choice).
    I was afraid they wouldn’t go for Fillion as he might not be “bankable enough”… but even Walberg isn’t that bankable (Max Payne was a PAIN, period)

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    Seems like a popular choice.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Stephany Nunneley

    @13 I agree. He was really, really good in Departed (which is a GREAT film IMO), and while I didn’t like The Perfect Storm as much as a lot of folks apparently did – I thought he did a good job in that as well. I even liked him in Max Payne (and I liked the movie well enough as I went in with an open mind ignoring the fact it was based on a game).

    However, he just doesn’t exude suave and swashbuckling characteristics like one would expect the person playing Nathan Drake to ooze in abundance.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. PwnedHaxor

    I would rather see Gerard Butler do the role, he kinda looks like him too:

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Yoshi

    @29 broken link
    But yeh I agree, I would rather Gerard than Mark.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    Departed was good I give him that!

    But enough fucking said after this link:

    This guy is too short to play Drake what is he 5’7-5’8 tops. I’ll step on this shrimp. As much as I’m getting tired of that Australian douce, Hugh Jackman seems like the right guy.

    But like I said check out the link and you’d see why this is a bad choice. I rather see this fool play sackboy in a LBP movie :D

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Aimless

    I’d rather have a CGI movie starring the original voice cast that maintained the visual style of the games. I imagine it would be cheaper to make, too.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Anders

    He lacks the charm necessary to pull Nathan Drake off. Unless they plan to change him into the muscly, no bullshit type, that is.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @32. That’s a REALLY good idea actually

    #34 4 years ago
  35. PwnedHaxor

    @30 Fixed:

    #35 4 years ago
  36. OrbitMonkey

    Hmmmm…. Everything that’s being said about Mark Wahlberg was said about Daniel Craig when he was chosen for Bond & look how that turned out. Hope Mark hits it out the park, only time will tell.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. M2Kx

    I like him, but he destroyed max payne :/

    #37 4 years ago
  38. theevilaires

    Who gives a crap about James Bond except you euros. The rest of the world is so sick of the whole Bond theme. Like I said watch the link I put up there. Enough said.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Hunam

    Least we didn’t give the world Mark Wahlberg.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Anders

    @35 Gerard Butler would actually be a pretty good fit. Quality actor, well built and appropriately witty.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. OrbitMonkey

    Lol, sooo many hurt feelings out there! Seriously though what did you guys expect? If this movie is only seen by people who’ve played the game it will flop hard. It needs to appeal to a much wider audience & Mark is a recognised face. Keep optimism people, this could be good :D

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Shubb9

    @38 rest of the world being America I take it?
    Wahlberg has no personality beyond a scowl and a dearth of acting talent. Gerard Butler looks the part but his american accent is atrocious. Fillion has the charm but is not a box office draw (‘cept to the Firefly faithful, all 15 of us). Anybody think the film isn’t doomed?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. guapo

    Max payne was a terrible movie, but not because of mr.wahlberg. The writing was horrible.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Stephany Nunneley

    @38 Tea, I want to reach into the monitor slap you! :D

    Leave Bond out of this! He is just as big of an icon here in the States as he is in the UK. You might not be old enough to appreciate him is all.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Moonwalker1982

    It’s the same with the Hitman movie. Why oh why don’t they just case David Bateson instead of Timothy Olyphant…stupid as hell.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Mike

    I like Wahlberg, especially in The Departed.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Mike

    Anyway, the franchise was never strong enough to carry a film spin-off.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Gekidami

    I heard that Stephany was cast as a Bond girl, but in the end Ursula Andress got the role. :P

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Stephany Nunneley

    @48 and you would be correct! :D :D

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Talyis

    Nathan Fillion or Jenson Ackles? I can’t believe there going with Mark Wahlberg. It’s like they want the movie to fail Naughty Dog and Sony need to do something about this!

    #50 4 years ago
  51. OrbitMonkey

    Wonder who’ll they’ll get to play Elana? Jessica Alba? That’d be nice :D

    #51 4 years ago
  52. DJ Deathstar

    Mark “the tree” Wahlberg how awesome, i must say wooden is definately a quality i’d look for in a movies lead character!

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Hollywood killed Max Payne. And they’re about to do it again to Uncharted. Shame.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Quiiick

    Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake: Great choice! :)

    Thank god it’s not Nathan Fillion. *phew*

    #54 4 years ago
  55. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Lol, as much as I like Nathan, he was NEVER gonna picked. If Mark drops out I’d like to see Bradley Cooper as Drake, Liam Neeson as Sully & during the adventure they hook up with a crazy pilot & a black mechanic with a bad attitude… Wait a minute…

    #55 4 years ago
  56. The_Red

    Now if only they could get Mo’nique for Elena’s role and this would be the bestest casting for an adaptation ever.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. The Hindle

    The only postive thing coming out of this is the two Uncharted games could get a PR boost.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    my bad, previous comment was already in original article! lol

    #58 4 years ago
  59. OrbitMonkey

    Yep, wonder who’ll be Sully?

    #59 4 years ago
  60. The_Red

    Eddie Murphy would be perfect for this cast although I hear Rob Schneider is interested as well.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. BluMag

    Isn’t Josh Holloway better ?
    I feel there is connection between
    Nathan and him .. they’re funny and crazy ?

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Gekidami

    I think anyone would be better then Mark Wahlberg, he dosnt fit the bill at all.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Kuwabara

    wtf… everyone wants to see nathan fillion, …….

    #63 4 years ago
  64. cookiejar

    Rubbish. Brian Blessed totally should of gotten this role.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. tontsa91

    This HAS to be a joke. That’s all I have to say. He already ruined Max Payne.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. OrbitMonkey

    ^ That’s unfair. The blame shouldn’t rest solely on Mr Wahlberg. He didn’t write, direct and produce it on his own. Max Payne was bad & no actor could have saved it. With a good script & direction Wahlberg does good. Just look at The Departed.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. osric90

    He didn’t ruin anything, it’s the directos. And you have David O. Russel here, so mess with him. And no one wanted Fillon for Drake, waht the hell? It’s wrong as hell. Anyway, no secret… Well all knew that Uncharted movie was going to be a SHIT. Maybe ND needed the money to budget the next game.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. back_up

    Tom cruise would have been better choice

    #68 4 years ago

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