Report: Your Uncharted Movie Nightmares Are Coming True

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Uncharted 3 director Justin Richmond got everyone's hopes up last week when he said that, contrary to rumours, Mark Wahlberg had not been cast in the role of Nathan Drake. Don't tell Mark Wahlberg that.

It appears that Richmond's "wait and see" pleading may have been little more than an attempt at calming down the game's irate fanbase over the direction the film is taking, as an interview conducted with Wahlberg on Friday not only apparently confirms that the actor is playing Nathan Drake, but that Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro are also involved in the project.

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In addition to that, the star of Boogie Nights and Max Payne says they're "hopefully going to shoot it in the Summer time".

I appreciate that, as a senior member of Uncharted game developers Naughty Dog, Richmond has some knowledge of the film project. But I'd wager the lead actor probably has more.

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nathanielabernathy
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Here is what I don't understand about movie-making nowadays. Why don't filmmakers and production companies actually try to make a quality movie instead of just make a shitfest to "guarantee" tickets sales.

My theory is that if you take the time to actually make a good movie sales will increase as a result because reviews and word of mouth will be positive. I do not have an opinion about Wahlberg in this film, but if they were to choose a different actor and tried to be more faithful to the source of the story, but actually spent time making a film worthy of praise I think sales would still be just as good if not better.

A better example: Iron Man 2

People complained that it wasn't as good as the first because the people with money got their grubby hands in it. Do they not realize that people are going to flock to see the movie whether it sucks or not? So instead make a good movie instead of churning out the same hollywood BS and guess what, those same people are still going to see it. BUT now that they are happier with the results they may go see it again, tell others to watch it, and because reviews are positive those who were hesitant will now go see it.

Having worked on films there has to be some people on these projects who actually care about the material, yet it always seems to be about the instant gratification of money instead of the appreciation of the art.