Wahlberg is Nathan Drake in ‘Uncharted’, De Niro and Pesci Wanted For Roles
Mark Wahlberg has confirmed to MTV that he will play video game hero Nathan Drake in an adaptation of Uncharted: Drake’s Forturne. The Uncharted series are some great fun, if you have a PS3 and haven’t played, you have some catching up to do. David O. Russell (Three Kings) is directing and Wahlberg in the same interview said Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci are being sough after to join the film. This will be the third time Wahlberg and Russell have worked together (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees and The Fighter).
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.
That’s who he wants to write the parts for. 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.
Well two things: The film will not be following the video game since none of Drake’s family members ever made an appearance. Also, Nathan Fillion will not be starring [see that news here].