MOVIE NEWS – Nathan Drake’s voice believes that the Sully-Mark Wahlberg pairing doesn’t seem to work.
In the newest Retro Play video, Nolan North and Troy Baker were talking about the Uncharted film adaptation (which, due to the coronavirus, is not progressing once again…), as well as The Last of Us HBO TV-series. He is more excited about the latter than the former (which was announced by Sony more than a DECADE AGO!). Meanwhile, Baker doesn’t see Uncharted happening.
„I think the fact that they’re gonna make it [The Last of Us] a series is way better than making a movie out of anything. I think having the guy who did Chernobyl is the frigging elephant in the room that you need to get things done. I’m more excited about that – I gotta be honest – than I am about an Uncharted movie. I love Mark Wahlberg but I don’t see him as Sully. I just don’t see that as Sully,” North said. He didn’t mention it, so we’ll do so: Craig Mazin is behind the Chernobyl miniseries.
„I don’t see that thing [Uncharted movie] happening at all,” Baker replied. He also believes that turning games into episodic series makes more sense than to make cinematic adaptations out of them, adding that Neil Druckmann (one of the key people behind The Last of Us – The Last of Us Part II has no release date at the moment due to the coronavirus, and Druckmann is its creative director) and Mazin have clear ideas about what they want to do with the plot of Ellie and Joel. He also says that condensing 12-16 hour games into two-hour films are challenging because „there’s so much onboarding that has to happen.”
It’s a bold comment by North, but Wahlberg admitted that he is now too old to be Drake…
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