Posted 7:21am on Tue 24 January 2012
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As we all know, the critically acclaimed “Uncharted” video game is going to be adapted into a movie by Sony. The news had been announced some time ago alongside the director and producers but one thing that weren’t announced was the cast. The protagonist of the movie, Nathan Drake. The much-loved character’s movie counterpart was not announced. One thing that hit my mind right after playing “Uncharted” for the first time was that Nathan Drake resembles a lot to the Hollywood actor Gerard Butler. I know many of you might be thinking that they don’t look alike at all, well that’s what I am going to prove to you all.
Posted 7:53pm on Tue 24 January 2012
Posted 8:36pm on Tue 24 January 2012
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Could have been a worse choice, Gerard Butler's not a bad actor...
Not sure about the "mmmm Gerard..." comment though! =P
Posted 8:44pm on Tue 24 January 2012
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Nathan Fillion. I know Im bein the Fillion fanboy and Im ok with that. Only problem to me is I think this would have been his perfect role like 5-6 years ago. That all being said I can think of a lot worse to play Drake than Gerard Butler.
Posted 9:31pm on Tue 24 January 2012
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Agreed - Fillion was the perfect choice.
Or perhaps Bruce Campbell.
But both are probably well outside the age bracket designated for the lead protagonist by the purse-string holders - they'd want to ensure more universal appeal with a younger, sexier lead protagonist for greater returns on investment. (See 87Sarah above)
Posted 3:30am on Wed 25 January 2012
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I love Bruce, but he's too out of shape. Fillion's pretty much every gamer and nerds choice - he's perfect for the char, but Hollywood being Hollywood they would never see that for themselves. I do like Butler as an actor, loved him in most of his stuff that I've seen, but I can't really imagine him as Drake.
Having said that, perhaps they ARE making the right choices with unconventional casting then. I mean if I wanted to watch Drake do stuff I'd just go play the games. Maybe a three hour movie where Butler plays a black guy who has lunch at a chinese pirate themed resturant is just what we need.
Btw if Zoe is in the movie then I want Claudia Black for the part. But blah knowing them they'd probably cast Megan Fox or Snooki.
Posted 1:13pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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FIL-LI-ON! FIL-LI-ON! FIL-LI-ON!
Oh, and get that guy from Burn Notice to play Sully.
Posted 3:28pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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Oh I'd watch a three hour film of Uncharted with Gerard Butler as Drake anyday. Sexiness aside I think he would be good as that char, and show the sense of humor that Drake has perfectly. That's an unbiased view...honest!
(p.s please cast him!)
Megan Fox on the other hand wouldn't make a very good Chloe, Chloe has a deep authoritative voice in the game and I feel there's a certain dominant spark about her. Megan Fox doesn't have either. You'd need someone more Angelina Jolie (though preferably not her) or someone similar who has a bit more strength about them than Fox.
Claudia Black voiced Chloe anyway so the voice would be spot on
I haven't seen her acting in anything else though so I have no other opinion of her.
I'm thinking about Sully...
Posted 8:50pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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Not a bad choice, though its obvious Nathan Fillion was the best man for the role. But Butler's a good actor so I'm excited to see how the movie turns out.
Posted 9:33pm on Wed 25 January 2012
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No, No, No and NO!
Just because he resembles him (a tiny bit), doesn't mean that he has the acting chops to portray the character. He'd make for a terrible Nate.
I don't want to see an Uncharted movie. The games are already better than most action-adventure films (and a million miles better than Indy 4).
Neil Burger is only an 'alright' director and unproven as far this sort of thing goes. Bruce Campbell is rumored to be playing Sully, which is probably the best thing about the project thus far.