Back in November Mark Wahlberg said he was attached to play Nathan Drake in director David O'Russell's Uncharted: Drakes Fortune movie. In December it was reported that David O'Russell denied that the actor was attached to it, which gave everyone hope that there still might be a chance for Nathan Fillion to take on the part. Now today those hopes were smashed when Wahlberg revealed once again that he is indeed attached to the movie. There's obviously some confusion about Wahlberg's involvement with the film, but according to him he's all set and ready to go.
Here's is what MovieHole reveals in an interview they recently conducted with the actor:
Wahlberg is indeed – despite the incessant requests to see Nathan Fillion cast instead – set to play Nathan Drake in the feature film version of Playstation game series “Uncharted“.
There’s suggestion’s Wahlberg’s not a lock, even talk that the film’s nowhere near happening, but according to the actor it’s happening… and sometime mid-year.
”David O’Russell is writing right now and hopes to direct”, Wahlberg says. “It’s myself, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro”.
So, at this point I guess it's safe to say Wahlberg is officially going to play Nathan Drake. I'm sure he will do a fine job in the role.
It was also reveled in the same article that as soon as the Entourage HBO series end they will get started on the film, which won't be a one-off. Wahlberg says goes on to say, ”It will hopefully be the first of at least three Entourage films.” So I guess we can prepared ourselves for an Entourage movie trilogy. I've very interested in seeing who they will go about bring this story to the big screen.
What are your thoughts on this Wahlberg news?