Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nathan Fillion to play Nathan Drake

There's plans for a movie based onUncharted: Drake's Fortune for the Sony PlayStation 3 kicking around Hollywood these days with David O. Russell currently reported to be attached to the project as director.  As Deadline reports, Tom Donnelly and Josh Oppenheimer wrote the first draft of the screenplay.  Yes, those names are all well and good, but who will play the hero of the story, Nathan Drake?  While I'm sure there are plenty of actors who would want to step into Drake's action-packed shoes and snarky personality, one familiar face is openly campaigning for the role by entreating his fans to raise the flag and spread the word.  Nathan Fillion of Firefly and Castle fame has his eye on Drake according to his Twitter account:
If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it. Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE!
Personally, I think it'd be brilliant casting.  Fillion has already shown that he can play the Drake archetype, plus he has his Big Damn Heroes reputation going for him.  While I can't think of any examples of the Internet's sheer force of will leading to an actor being cast as the lead in a major Hollywood film, stranger things have happened and Browncoats have done the impossible before.

10 comments:

RJ said...

Fillion would be perfect for Drake, hope he gets it.

Nikola Begedin said...

I challenge the claim that Fillion would be perfect!

In my opinion, Nathan Drake should be played by none other than Joe Flaninan. I swear, when I saw the first trailer for the original Uncharted, I went to google to check if they hired him as a model for the game. The looks and the voice are very similar.

Ratch said...

never heard of him...

Nikola Begedin said...

Well, google him :D

tortacular said...

meh, let the haters hate. Good stuff.

indiecola said...

Christopher Walken for EVER movie part

emosniper said...

good stuff

Flippy said...

Fillion really does seem like he would fit that role well. Lets just hope he runs with it. My girlfriend loves the guy.

vogelhut said...

I can't believe they're going through with the movie.

thecatzpajamas said...

he's pretty good in my opinion

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