News: Marky Mark trades in his boxers for the Uncharted flick

Video game adaptations are shit. There’s no denying it. But one such outing did pique my interest momentarily, which was the flick-ifying of the brilliant PS3 exclusive Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. This puppy is ripe for the cinema and could be the Indiana Jones reboot we’ve all been hoping for after the abysmal last installment, Kingdom of Crystal Meth. With many lead actors jockeying for the role of Nathan Drake, there were moments I rejoiced, others I queried and some that made me cry; manly, hard as nails tears of course, but tears none-the-less.

The first actor linked was Hugh Jackman, which may have twixed and soaked female gamers’ nether regions, but I thought, he just doesn’t have the sass. Have a gander at the pic above and it’s obvious who gets my vote for Drake, Nathan Fillion. No-one embodies the smarmy, charming rogue as much as Fillion, non-believers just check out his amazing portrayal of Mal in Firefly and Serenity. Check and mate! The man himself has been petitioning and imploring interwebs users to back his campaign via a massive viral Twitter assault, yet his pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

The role has been cast, the die rolled and considering the last video game crossover he helmed, I’m not instilled with confidence. Mark Wahlberg is a fine actor, but on the strength of his last two efforts, namely Max Payne (shudder) and the extremely average The Other Guys, this could be a massive blunder.

I’m not sold on the idea, but what do you guys think? Does he have the minerals to take the job on, or will it be just another film on the “straight to DVD” pile?

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Dave Kozicki

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Video game reviewer, presenter and enthusiast. Film and TV-aholic. Pop culture geek. T-shirt and sneaker addict. All around nice guy and one hell of a sexy beast. Writer for Official PlayStation Magazine AU, AusGamers and Hyper Magazine.
  • Anonymous

    Worst choice… He doesnt have the humor or suaveness to pull it off. I’m actually upset at this.

  • Thrillho64

    Nooooooooo!!

  • Frozencry

    I’m at work and fuck I want to hit my computer screen. Every time I read this news man…EVERY TIME.

    I cry bloody tears.

  • Anonymous

    Mark “Frowny” Wahlberg? He is not Drake.

  • QuesterX

    My only thought is that Fillian is now too old and, after castle, too fat. Not to say that he couldn’t pull it off but Marky Mark will always be a 50 year old with a 12 year old face so he could do it. I just hope he brings the sass ala Departed (where admittedly he was more ‘dick’ than ‘sass’ but still..) as opposed to the dead pan ala Italian Job.