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.