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Nathan Fillion Wants You to Stop Pestering the Uncharted Director

| 26 Jul 2011 18:45
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Nathan Fillion asks his fans to take a more subtle approach to getting him the role of Nathan Drake.

Ever since notoriously angry director, David O. Russel, left the Uncharted movie project, taking his imaginative vision of the game's fiction and his favored leading man, Mark Wahlberg, with him, the role of Nathan Drake has remained tantalizingly unfilled. Many fans still maintain that popular Firefly actor, Nathan Fillion, is the only rational choice for the role. In fact, the rising chorus of demands and the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanies even a mention of any actor but Fillion in connection with the role has grown quite annoying. Not least of all to Fillion himself.

"I am certainly still interested in playing Nathan Drake. I think every actor I know wants their action-adventure hero, their Indiana Jones. That would be a good one for me, I think." said the square-jawed, Fillion in a recent interview, but he did go on to add, "What I don't want is people pressuring that poor man [director Neil Burger] and souring him on the actual idea."

He makes a fair point. By now I imagine director Neil Burger is probably so sick of hearing Fillion's name he may refuse to cast the ruggedly handsome, Castle star, out of, quite understandable, spite.

Though Fillion has said that he supports Avatar leading man, Sam Worthington, for the role, the glistening Adonis hasn't given up all hope of eventually playing Drake himself. He simply advocates a more subtle approach. "If we could somehow just... do you remember the movie Inception?" he said as he tossed his manly hair back and forth, " I think that's what we need to do. We need to let him land on the idea on his own."

Of course anyone who's seen Inception will tell you that no one in that movie "lands on an idea on their own." Instead, unscrupulous criminal types break into people's brains and plant ideas in their subconscious. So, just to be clear; shouting through Neil Burger's letter box is out. Breaking into his brain and violating his deepest, most precious memories with forbidden technology is in. Oh, Fillion, you beautiful scamp.

Source: Screenrant via Kotaku

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