Call Nathan Fillion! Long-delayed Uncharted movie back on track

Contributed by
Aug 30, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT (Updated)

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard much about that long-gestating Uncharted movie, but now it sounds like hit the videogame might finally make it to the big screen after all.

Veteran film producer Avi Arad chatted with Kotaku about a variety of topics, including the myriad game-to-film projects he’s putting together. Of a list that also includes Mass Effect and Metal Gear Solid, Arad said he believes the Indiana Jones-esque Uncharted will probably happen first — after almost three years of slogging through development hell.

Here’s what he had to say:

"I think Uncharted will be very successful. It's a father and son game. There are things about it that are interesting. I think the world of antiquities theft, there are many countries in the world that realised they're being robbed and they're trying to recoup these important pieces. Now, the script has a lot of character [and] I think that has a shot at being the first one [to succeed]."

It’s great to hear there’s been some momentum on the project, and we have to assume Arad is talking up the script that David O. Russell has been working on for a while now. But, since so much time has passed, do you think Mark Wahlberg is still lined up to star as treasure hunter Nathan Drake?

If not, we know a former Firefly star who is probably still very interested in the gig. C’mon, Arad — you know Nathan Fillion is the real Nathan Drake.

Are you glad to hear Uncharted is finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Who would you like to see in the starring role?

(Via Kotaku)