Uncharted Fan Film Stars Nathan Fillion As Nathan Drake

Plus Avatar's Stephen Lang as Sully.


Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series is a classic roguish anti-hero, and since his debut in 2007 fans have suggested various actors who could take up the role. That list always includes Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion, and now we can see it in action thanks to a short fan film by Allan Ungar.

The fan project only clocks in at about 15 minutes, but it's a pretty full Uncharted experience. We get to see Nate in over his head, a desperate skin-of-his-teeth fight scene with some comedy peppered in for good measure, unlocking some ancient mysteries, and then some banter with good buddies Sully (Stephen Lang from Avatar) and Elena (Mircea Monroe of Book Club).

Ungar's own filmography is relatively obscure; he most recently wrote and directed Gridlocked in 2015. This film shows an affection for the source material, though, and it's well-made enough to garner some attention from the community. Fillion himself was promoting this project as of a few days ago.

Meanwhile a big-budget adaptation of Uncharted is in the works, from Stranger Things director Shawn Levy, and starring current Spider-Man actor Tom Holland as a young Drake. Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann recognizes that it may be jarring for fans to see someone other than Nolan North in the lead role, but he hopes that a new take on the material will keep it from feeling like it's already been done in the cinematic games.

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