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Uncharted movie will start shooting early 2015

Thursday, 17th July 2014 16:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Uncharted director Seth Gordon has said the film will begin shooting during early 2015 now that the script is in “a really good place.”

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Speaking with entertainment site zap2it (via CVG), the King of Kong and Horrible Bosses director said the production still needs a lead actor to play Nathan Drake, and it’s not going to be Mark Wahlberg.

“I want it to be a great actor,” Gordon said. “That’s number one, and then if it’s someone who has an actual jaw, that’s even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There’s no way we’d do the inverse of that where it’s somebody famous who can’t [act].”

Gordon said the script will “honor the mythology of the game [through the] most interesting stuff from the first one and build from there,” adding the movie will contain “some stuff that isn’t in the game.”

“I love the complexity and frankly the sophistication of the storytelling in the game, and we aspire to that — but don’t want to tell the exact same story, of course — so something that doesn’t break the rules of what it did but expands,” he elaborated.

“Because I feel like the people who play the games and know them well don’t want to just see the same story told. You want extra shades.”

Director David O. Russell was originally attached to the Uncharted film in 2011, but left the project as did his replacement, Limitless director Neil Burger, in August 2012 who was pegged to both write and direct.

Sony announced Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End during its E3 press conference in June, and it’s slated for a 2015 release on PlayStation 4.

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12 Comments

  1. The_Red

    Nathan Fillion. Get him and this movie might have chance.

    #1 3 months ago
  2. Lounds

    Hopefully they’ll find a decent Nathan Drake. I want someone to have what Harrison Ford brought to Indiana Jones (minus 4).

    #2 3 months ago
  3. Luciferous

    @The_Red Fillion would have been perfect… during his Firefly years, alas he isn’t the young buck he once was, nor is Nolan North – the original voice actor and at least partial model for the ingame model… Emily Rose can definitely play Elena, though.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. Aullah

    Doubt thet Fillion will be the main star, however there is still time to get Joe Flanigan. Im sure he is not busy.

    #4 3 months ago
  5. DeVitowned

    My favorite part of the article…

    “the production still needs a lead actor to play Nathan Drake, and it’s not going to be Mark Wahlberg.

    “I want it to be a great actor,” Gordon said. ”

    Ahahaha! Mark Wahlberg sucks ass as an actor, so the way you wrote this couldn’t have been better. I agree with #1, Nathan Fillion would be perfect. Let’s not forget Harrison Ford was close to 40 when he did Raiders. If not him, Bradley Cooper, or someone else who is energetic, spontaneous and charismatic should play Drake.

    #5 3 months ago
  6. selderane

    Ben Browder. He could nail it. Though I’d have zero problem with Joe Flannigan too.

    If Fillion hit the gym he’d still be good.

    #6 3 months ago
  7. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Honestly, I think they should have used Nolan North, he’s good looking enough and already has the voice and body language nailed.

    #7 3 months ago
  8. polygem

    so not interested in this

    #8 3 months ago
  9. Arcnail

    Has a video game to movie ever been good, like ever?

    #9 3 months ago
  10. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @Arcnail
    ^ Thinks long and hard……….
    No.

    #10 3 months ago
  11. Woogle

    Nathan Fillion as Drake, and Bruce Campell as Sully = priceless

    #11 3 months ago
  12. selderane

    @Arcnail “Mortal Kombat” was good. It understood what it was and executed it well.

    I think that’s about it though. Maybe “Tomb Raider?”

    #12 3 months ago

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