For years now, some Uncharted fans expressed their approval of seeing Nathan Fillion as the quirky treasure hunter and series protagonist Nathan Drake. The actor himself voiced his interest in portraying Nate in the upcoming film adaptation of the game. Unfortunately, Variety reported that Fillion will not take any part in the movie.
In an unexpected turn of events, Fillion posted photos on Instagram that suggested an announcement about the movie will be made soon. Several fans wondered whether Sony decided to cast Fillion in the film after all. Unfortunately, Fillion is still out. Instead, as a consolation prize, the Castle actor appeared as Nate in a well-made fan film that is wildly entertaining and proved that Nathan Fillion is the real-life embodiment of Nathan Drake.
The fan-film, which is 15 minutes long was shot somewhere around the California hills. Although the setting is not the usual exotic area that Drake is used to in the games, it still embodied the Uncharted feel. My favorite part of the film is when Fillion jumped out of a window, and the camera shifted to the over-the-shoulder perspective that is reminiscent of the video games.
Fillion's down-to-earth and charming portrayal of Nate is insanely accurate especially when he makes his usual quirky remarks amidst a life-threatening situation. Hopefully, Sony will not try to take the video down, and although it is unlikely that they will change their minds with regards to Fillion's casting, a small part of me still wished they would. I mean this fan film alone would serve as the best audition tape as it is. The film also starred Avatar actor Stephen Lang as Sully and Episodes' Mircea Monroe as Elena. The short movie was directed by Allan Ungar.
What did you think of the Uncharted fan film? Will you watch a feature-length version of this? I definitely would!