Director Allan Unga gives us a glimpse of what an official Uncharted movie could look like
Director Allan Unga has released an Uncharted fan film.
It stars Nathan Fillion – an actor many fans have said for years would be the perfect choice for the quick-witted protagonist of the PlayStation exclusive Naughty Dog video game series – as Nathan Drake in a 14 minute, 48 second short.
According to the YouTube description, the film also features Stephen Lang as Sully, Geno Segers as Diego (the antagonist), Mircea Monroe as Elena and Ernie Reyes Jr as El Tigre (Diego’s goon).
The movie features everything you’d expect from Uncharted: Excellent dialogue, wisecracks, hand-to-hand combat, a shootout and, of course, Drake uncovering an ancient cover-up on his journey for treasure.
The movie is not endorsed by Sony or Naughty Dog, so give it a look soon as the companies may issue a cease and desist, as has been the case with lots of fan-made content and games.
According to Polygon, the film’s director, Unga, has films Tapped Out and Gridlocked to his credit and has “wanted to do this ever since Uncharted first came out in 2007.”
“If you’ve ever pinned a towel around your neck for a cape, or donned a fedora and nearly put your eye out with a homemade whip, this is for you,” Fillion said on Instagram, as reported by Polygon. “Thank you, [Allan Ungar], for letting us all scratch this itch. Thank you, [Naughty Dog], for creating such a wonderful archetype…”
An official Uncharted movie has been in the works for some time, but has had various issues that have caused it to be delayed. Considering what Hollywood has done with video game movies in the past, we think we prefer this fan-made project anyway.