Mark Wahlberg Confirms Uncharted Role, Entourage Movie
Posted 01.10.11 by Ryan
No one had Mark Wahlberg pegged as the lead role of Nathan Drake in an adaptation of the PlayStation 3 game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (many were campaigning for Nathan Fillion to play the role), but Wahlberg himself announced his involvement last November. Wahlberg revealed he was looking forward to reuniting with his The Fighter director David O. Russell in a story that would follow Drake and his adventuring family, which could be played by Robert De Niro and "Joe Pesci.
Last month, an interview with Uncharted 3 game director Justin Richmond put doubt into the movie's progress, with Richmond claiming that Russell disputed all previous reports and that Wahlberg "isn't anywhere near to being confirmed" for the movie. Wahlberg disagrees.
Wahlberg briefly spoke to Moviehole and (re)confirmed that he will appear in Uncharted. "David O'Russell is writing right now and hopes to direct," Wahlberg told the site. "It’s myself, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro." Wahlberg says that the movie is "hopefully going to shoot it in the summertime."
Wahlberg also talked about a movie adaptation of the Entourage TV show that he executive produces. Wahlberg, who first spoke of an movie adaptation in 2009, and claims that once the TV show ends, there will be more than one movie. "It will hopefully be the first of at least three Entourage films," said Wahlberg.
With the "family dynamic" of a Uncharted movie confirmed once more, now fans can go back to debating whether including Drake's family is a good idea or a poor one.