Mark Wahlberg to Star in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Adaptation
11.26.10 by BJSprecher
During a recent interview with MTV in support of his new movie The Fighter, title star Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he will reteam with the movie's director, David O. Russell, on a big-screen adaptation of the popular Playstation 3 video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune that Russell is currently writing and will direct. The combination platformer and third-person shooter follows the adventures of Nathan Drake, a supposed descendant of the explorer Sir Francis Drake, as he hunts for the lost treasure of El Dorado.
David is writing now. And David is one of the best writer/directors I've ever worked with. And the idea that he has is just insane. So hopefully we'll be making that movie this summer.
Wahlberg also confirmed that Hollywood tough guys Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were being courted for roles in the movie, as well.
I'm obviously in whatever David wants to do, but the idea of it is so off the charts, you know: De Niro being my father, Pesci being my uncle. It's not going to be the watered-down version, that's for sure.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was popular among gamers and critics alike, selling more than 2.6 million copies and spawning a sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Take a look at the very cinematic trailer for it to see what the game world is all about.