It is a truth universally acknowledged that everybody loves Nathan Fillion. Now the time has come to amend that statement to add, "…a little too much." With Limitless director Neil Burger now gearing up a feature adaptation of the videogame Uncharted, which starred Nolan North as a decidedly Nathan Fillion-esque adventurer, everybody on the internet wants to know if Fillion has a shot at the role. Actually, we were the first ones to ask him ourselves, although that was early enough that we're pretty sure it was still cute at the time. Well, Nathan Fillion wants us to knock it off.
In a SDCC 2011 interview with Screen Rant, Fillion had this to say on the subject of Uncharted:
"I am certainly still interested in playing Nathan Drake. I think every actor I know wants their action-adventure hero, their Indiana Jones. That would be a good one for me, I think. What I don’t want is people pressuring that poor man [director Neil Burger] and souring him on the actual idea. If we could somehow just… do you remember the movie Inception? I think that’s what we need to do. We need to let him land on the idea on his own."
So… new plan. Everyone start sending Neil Burger windmills.
In all seriousness, despite his television success Nathan Fillion's spotty movie career (not really his fault, mind you) will probably prevent him from taking on the lead in Uncharted. But even if Burger's open to the idea, Fillion's right: don't make the director feel like he's been forced into it. Asking Burger about it was a fair question, but now that he's given us his take on the idea it's time to shut up.
CRAVE Online will return with more Uncharted news as soon as we erase all of these charts.