'Uncharted': Nathan Fillion plays Nathan Drake in new unofficial short film
The 15-minute short film brings Nathan Drake to life in a fan film without any connection to the ongoing Hollywood buzz about bringing the PlayStation franchise to the theatres
Nathan Fillion's fans have a reason to rejoice. Fillion has finally decided to bless his fans who have been rooting for an adaptation of 'Uncharted' starring him as Nathan Drake by just going ahead and making his own movie. While this is not a part of a major new film, getting a fan movie is just as big a deal because fans and followers of the actor — who have been dream casting him in the role for so long — can finally have a glimpse at the 'Castle' star playing Nathan Drake.
Fillion dropped the film titled 'Unchartered' on Twitter this morning. It's a 15-minute long film which comes to life as a fan film without any connection to the ongoing Hollywood buzz about bringing the PlayStation franchise to the theatres. Directed by Alla Ungar, the film sees Fillion as Nathan Drake going about his usual witty, charismatic way with plenty of action as he hunts down a mystical artifact.
Hollywood's attempts at creating an official movie adaptation for the story which brings together Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider have been stagnant for a while. Fillion's 'Uncharted' sees his companions Sully (played by Stephen Lang) and Elena (Mircea Monroe) make sporadic appearances here and there because — well, what would Drake's story even be without them?
Fillion stands out in the film and gives off just the right idea about how he would have sashayed his way through the official movie had he been cast as Drake in it. But it seems unlikely that he'll get to star in the blockbuster movie. Rumors and reports of Marvel's latest Spider-Man Tom Holland playing the role of Drake have been frequent.
Yet, not all is lost as Fillion himself is pretty brilliant in the fan-venture. Reviews have been positive for his portrayal of the character. Ever since the Naughty Dog video game had dropped back in 2007, fans had taken note of the physical similarities between the lead character of the game and the 'Firefly' actor himself - which is what had spurred them to crave a project starring Fillion in the first place.
It has been revealed that 'Spider-Man’s' Avi Arad, Chares Roven and Alex Gartner had sought a screen translation written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to bring the video game to the big screen. And shortly after, Fillion himself had shared his interested in playing the character, via a tweet - which spurred the fans further.
Sadly, however, despite all the SDCC campaigns from fans begging for a proper, official movie on 'Uncharted', there is still nothing on the horizen. Bless Nathan Fillion for offering fans a glimpse of what it might look like.