Mark Wahlberg Says He’s Still in UNCHARTED; Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci Co-Starring

     January 7, 2011


Last week, we told you that the video game director of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception was denying that Mark Wahlberg was definitely going to star in the film adaptation of the popular adventure game. Not so fast, says Wahlberg:

David O’Russell is writing right now and hopes to direct. It’s myself, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro.

While that’s not a clear declaration that Wahlberg is officially signed on, it does sound like if that project happens, he’s definitely doing it. O’Russell’s currently doing the pre-Oscar press rounds for his latest film, The Fighter, but it sounds like he’s very much working on the Uncharted adaptation as well. There’s currently no official word on what specific roles De Niro and Pesci would be taking on, though Wahlberg previously stated his intention to have the two play his father and uncle respectively. Moviehole reports that they’re hoping to start shooting “in the summer time.” Though with the amount of times this project has flipped back and forth from being “on” and “off”, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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  • Bogie

    Someone please kill this project

    • hope

      agreed! UGH go away Mark Wahlberg!

  • 1AngryMan

    Never played the video game and couldn’t give two F’s who Nathan Fillion is or how perfect he is for the role but David O. Russell & Mark Wahlberg have a good track record in my eyes. Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees & The Fighter are all uniformly excellent. This could have potential as long as they focus on making a movie first and having it correlate to the video game second.
    As for Robert DeNiro & Joe Pesci, has anyone confirmed this? Or is this just like when Mark Wahlberg was talking about a Departed 2 where his character takes the lead role to combat a corrupt Senator to be played by Robert DeNiro?

    • Anon

      Marky-mark lacks the charm to pull off this Indiana Jones-like character. There’s also a reason why all of the good movies Wahlberg is in are ensemble films or films where he’s a supporting character(Boogie nights, three kings, departed, the fighter) because he’s seriously lacking in the leading man vibe. His face is unable to convey a large gamut of emotions. He’s best in roles where he’s shy and lacks confidence(The fighter, invincible) the exception being the departed where he mostly just yelled and swore a lot. Also he doesn’t seem like the scholarly type as proven by his role as a teacher in “The Happening”.

    • Cindy

      Finally someone with some sense! There are lots of people who are not familiar with the video game and I would be interested in seeing Wahlberg play this character in a movie…key word being movie not game.

  • gator

    i agree with the above marky mark is a terrible choice. Also you cant shake out the New York in him all his performances are pretty much the same guy.I agree with Fillion and Flanaigan for the role. And the last I dont know how many movies Dinero and Pesci have phoned in their performances and were horrible-I litterally cant remember a movie of either that i enjoyed where they were good and or could not be replaced by someone else who would better fit the role. As a player of the games i dont like the direction its already headed

    • Cindy

      Shake out the New York in him? Do you even know Wahlberg? He’s a Boston guy all the way.

  • QU347

    watch the beginning of The Italian Job and tell me that Wahlberg didn’t act like Drake and his sarcastic acting in Four Brothers he’s a perfect fit for Drake and David O. Russell is writing now so no one knows the plot if ppl would stfu then rumors of the plot wouldn’t float around, and dnt blame The Happening and Max Payne on MW it was written and directed poorly. David O. Russell is excelent in everything he does, and to the fanboys that think other wise “you don’t have to watch he movie”

    • zachnat

      The thing is, though, that this film is an adaptation of a video game.. which makes it immediately a film for the game’s fans….thus the fanboys..and potentially some other people who might be attracted to the story and the characters. When a vast majority of the fans doesn’t want Wahlberg for the part and would prefer anyone else in his place..that is saying something for the upcoming project and the people involved..

  • johnny

    this film is already an abortion.

    joe flanagan=drake

    what is the point in seeing this movie if it dosent stay true to its source material???

    • Chris

      Who the hell is joe flanagan?

      It doesn’t matter who the actor is-this movie is gonna suck ass just because it’s being made by Hollywood, and you know not by someone at Naughty Dog, or Sony, or a true fan who has actually played the movie.

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