Nathan Fillion Wants to Be Nathan Drake

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Nathan Fillion Wants to Be Nathan Drake

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Firefly leading man Nathan Fillion has urged fans to support him in his bid to headline the film adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Few actors command geek heartstrings in the way that Nathan Fillion does. He was the star of the beloved Firefly, and the antagonists of the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. He was Sgt. Buck in Halo 3: ODST, and he's been rumored to be the front-runner for the role of Ant-Man in the Avengers movie. Now, he may have the chance to add yet another "geeky" role to his credits: Nathan Drake, the charming leading man of Naughty Dog's popular Uncharted games.

This past weekend, it was announced that David O. Russell - having jumped ship from the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film adaptation - had signed on to direct the game-to-movie conversion of Naughty Dog's 2007 hit Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. When he learned the news, Fillion sounded the call to arms via Twitter:

"If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it. Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE! http://j.mp/aEGe79"

In other words, Nathan Fillion wants to play Nathan Drake, and he wants his Firefly and Castle devotees to lobby Columbia Pictures to cast him in the role.

I am completely in favor of this. As seen in Captain Mal Reynolds, Fillion has the Indiana Jones/Han Solo/John McClane/Tintin act down cold. Sure, he might not sound like the Nate Drake we all know and love, but eh, maybe they can just get Nolan North to do the dub voicing. That they share the same first name - double Nathan all the way, across the sky! - is just extra icing on this particularly sweet cake.

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I'm fully in support, and thanks for reminding me that Castle's on tonight!

That. Would. Be. Awesome!

He would be really good, it would just be weird not having Nolan North doing the voice is all.

I think he is a perfect fit for the role, drake seems to share personality with the characters he has played.

Yup, I believe he could do Drake justice.

TLatshaw:
I'm fully in support, and thanks for reminding me that Castle's on tonight!

And thanks for reminding me that Castle is on tonight!

Definitly in support of this. Fillion is a great actor

"So Hawkeye16, who do you want to do the role, Nathan Filion or Nolan North?" I am asked.

"Yes" I reply.

Now this. This I can support.

Fully understandable considering he looks just like him.

Still, while Nathan Drake is a total fuckhead and Nathan Fillion is fucking awesome, I think he could play the role well.

His character in Firefly was a bit of a prick to begin with.

Oh God yes, Nathan Fillion would be perfect for this role! Please let this happen!

This would be a good thing.

Yes, please. I am all for this.

Hell Fucking Yeah!

Always love to see more of Nathan Fillion. His tiny cameo in Reach (OMG SPOILERZ!) was a nice treat to those paying attention.

Called it two years ago: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2008/01/naughty-dog-pre/

Ok, didn't take a whole lot of prognostication on my part, given that the character of Nathan Drake is based in part on Mal Reynolds.

Do want. Do very much want.

Stop these film adaptations. Stop them now.

Great news, I hope he gets the role and he has my full support.

Related: anyone see him as Anatomically Correct Spider-Man in last night's Venture Brothers?

An Indiana Jones/Summer Block Buster inspired game turned into an Indiana Jones/Summer Blockbuster movie? Perish the thought!

Anyway, OT: Sure, why not, he looks the part.....

Yeah, I don't want Firefly or know much about Fillon.

Julianking93:
Fully understandable considering he looks just like him.

Still, while Nathan Drake is a total fuckhead.

bit harsh? dont ya think?

also, I cant be the only one who thought while playing the games " that dude from firefly would be a good fit for him in a movie?" .sorta thing..i left it vague on purpose!

Would be awesome, he's a good actor. Though I doubt even he could save the inevitable bile that is video game movies.

+1 Interest in Uncharted Movie.
+1 Knowing there was even going to BE an Uncharted Movie.

Okay, the deal is this. If Nathan Fillion does Uncharted: The Film, then one of two things will happen.

A: It'll do badly in the box office, yet fans will love it, it'll be a cult hit, and will sell millions of DVDs, making it a success overall. Or...

B: It'll be a megahit and will be one of the most successful video-game movie adaptations of all time.

Because you know, that's generally how Nathan Fillion's projects work out. Although that may be linked to the fact he's worked on a fair few Joss Whedon projects, which also go that way (usually Route A aside from perhaps Angel and Buffy...), so this may be a mixup and if so then just disregard everything I just said.

Either way, from the little I know of the games, and the lots I know of Fillion's considerable acting skills and the film-making skills of David O. Russell, this looks like it could well be really, really good... :)

I could definitely see it, and the Uncharted series is already cinematic enough it may as well be a movie anyways.

If there was an Uncharted movie, I would hope they would get Nolan North to actually act in it. I mean, he even looks the part a bit and if his voice acting is anything like his acting acting then it would be perfect. Maybe it's because I never watched Firefly, but I don't see why they wouldn't have Nolan North doing it.

Ekonk:
Stop these film adaptations. Stop them now.

While I would agree that trying to pump out yet another crappy movie based on a game, Uncharted would easily be the best suited for a film adaptation. It would really expand the audience of Uncharted.

Only if Nolan North dubs his voice.

Too bad the film will suck ass, as all games to film adaptations work out.

Shame, as Nathan Fillion is awesome

I think Nathan Fillion would make an amazing Nathan Drake...

I'm going to go against the grain and say no. I don't want Nathan Fillion to be Drake.

I want Nathan Drake to be played by Stargate Atlantis' Joe Flannigan. He isn't in enough things and is perfect playing the hero adventure loving type, but also the more serious moments. When he scaled the side of Atlantis in Season 4's "Quarantine" I immediately thought of all those wall climbing platforming sections. I love Nathan Fillion, but Flannigan is even better. Plus he really wants to do it too. Claudia Black could reprise her role as well and then that would be AWESOME!

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NeedAUserName:
He would be really good, it would just be weird not having Nolan North doing the voice is all.

To be fair, anything in video games without Nolan North's voice these days is kinda weird... :P

That would pretty much be the perfect casting choice. I wonder if he's played the games?

thenumberthirteen:
I'm going to go against the grain and say no. I don't want Nathan Fillion to be Drake.

I want Nathan Drake to be played by Stargate Atlantis' Joe Flannigan. He isn't in enough things and is perfect playing the hero adventure loving type, but also the more serious moments. When he scaled the side of Atlantis in Season 4's "Quarantine" I immediately thought of all those wall climbing platforming sections. I love Nathan Fillion, but Flannigan is even better. Plus he really wants to do it too. Claudia Black could reprise her role as well and then that would be AWESOME!

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Oh you ninja'd me there thirteen!

No Fillion as Drake. Why? He's too fucking old, and well... Joe Flannigan would be much, much better as Drake.
Like thirteen said above, they could re-use Claudia Black too!

Um...He kind of already is.

I support this. Uncharted pretty much acts like a movie anyway, so why not?

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