Mark Wahlberg Gets “Uncharted” Role
Mark Wahlberg is preparing to go into video-game mode again as he is set to play the role of Nathan Drake from the popular PlayStation 3 game “Uncharted,” according to a report by MTV News.
In an interview, Wahlberg, who starred in 2008’s “Max Payne,” said that writer/director David O. Russell has begun writing the script for the movie adaptation of “Uncharted,” adding that he was hoping that “we’ll be making that movie this summer.” The interview essentially confirms that Wahlberg, who previously worked with Russell in “Three Kings” and the upcoming “Fighter,” would be playing the role of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
Wahlberg also revealed that Russell is hoping to get Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci to play Drake’s father and uncle, respectively. “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.”
“Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” was released by Naughty Dog for the PS3 in 2007 and went on to sell over a million copies in its first ten weeks. The video game was hailed by critics for its technical aspects and high production values. A sequel, “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” was released last year.