Ex-Funky Bunch front man enters Uncharted territory
If you've had the common sense to get hold of a PS3 and the two Uncharted titles, then you'll undoubtedly be aware that it's one of the most exciting and successful IP's of the current generation.
Arguably the glue that holds this franchise together, apart from it's excellent narrative and crisp gunplay, is the loveable scallywag of a protagonist, Nathan Drake.
Goofy, charming, vulnerable, quick-witted and above all Human, Drake's character is what really keeps us coming back for more. And with a world of actors out there to choose from, Director David O Russell (The Fighter, Three Kings) has gone with his usual pick, one Mark Wahlberg.
Let that sink in.
Although by no means a tall man (unlike his pixelated counterpart) and he has made some stinkers in his time (Max Payne anyone?) the fact is that Marky Mark is a capable, convincing and compelling actor. Anyone who has seen The Departed, I Heart Huckabees or more recently The Other Guys can confirm this, provided they have souls.
So not such a bad choice in retrospect.
Speaking with MTV Wahlberg stated,
'The idea that he has is just insane,' Wahlberg said about Russell. '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.'
Very few details about the Uncharted film adaptation have emerged but considering the route it's taking, and the engrossing source material to spur them forth, this project might prove one to watch.
Additionally the narrative will have something to do with Antiquities dealers in New York.