While a film version of Uncharted is still trying to get off the ground, Nathan Fillion has taken matters into his own hands and made an Uncharted fan film, directed by Canadian director Allan Ungar.
Fillion stars as Nathan Drake, the main character of the video game series, in the 15 minute short. The action hews closely to the video games, and the audience reaction has been very positive.
As stated in the short film and in the description, the film is neither authorized or endorsed by Sony or Naughty Dog. The film is a passion project that Fillion and Ungar have wanted to make for some time now.
“I’ve wanted to do this ever since Uncharted first came out in 2007,” Ungar said in an Instagram post. Ungar has directed three films, Tapped Out, Gridlocked, and Decoy. The latter is set for release sometime this year.
In an Instagram post of his own, Fillion said, “This is something I’ve wanted to do, but more importantly, something I’ve wanted to see for a long time. If you’ve ever pinned a towel around your neck for a cape, or donned a fedora and nearly put your eye out with a homemade whip, this is for you. Thank you, [Allan Ungar], for letting us all scratch this itch. Thank you, [Naughty Dog], for creating such a wonderful archetype.”
A film adaptation of Uncharted has been in development at Sony since 2008. Multiple directors and writers, including David O. Russell, have joined and left the project. Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) is set to direct an Uncharted prequel film starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake. Rafe Judkins is reworking a script previously written by Joe Carnahan. There’s currently no release date set for the film.
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