Look-alikes?Look out, Indy -- a new cliffhanging treasure hunter is headed to the
big screen, and he's got plenty of chops. At least, he does if his
video game experience is any indication.
The adventurer is Nathan Drake, star of the two smash hit Uncharted
games for the PS3 -- and soon to be coming to a theater near you,
reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Sweetening the pot for fans of the game is news that acclaimed
filmmaker David O. Russell ("Three Kings," "Flirting With Disaster")
will both write and direct the adaptation for Columbia Pictures.
But who will play the lead role? That's yet to be decided, but if
fans had their way, it would surely go to another Nathan -- Nathan
Fillion, who also happens to be a dead ringer for the video game
character. And the 'Castle' star thinks it's a pretty great idea, too.
"If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it," Fillion tweeted to his half-million followers, linking to a news story about the Uncharted movie news.
He sure seems like the perfect match on paper. While there's been no
word how closely the film -- currently dubbed "Uncharted: Drake's
Fortune" -- will follow the events of the first game, it's sure to be
jam-packed with loads of precarious leaps, frantic shootouts, and a
healthy helping of smart-alecky one-liners. In other words, exactly the
stuff that made Fillion a man among geeks during his brief stint as a
Han Solo-like spaceship captain in the short-lived sci-fi series
Not everyone is hoping Fillion lands the role, however. Nolan North,
better known as the voice of Nathan Drake (among countless others), sees dashing tough guy Hugh Jackman as the best fit for the part.
Who do you think would make the best Nathan Drake? Fillion? Jackman? Someone else? Let us know in the comments.