SET YOUR ONLINE JOURNALIZZM GUNS TO “HE-SAID, SHE-SAID”, MOTHERF****RS! Videogame site Joystiq recently got a movie news update from the director of the Uncharted 3 videogame [?]. Justin Richmond spoke of Mark Wahlberg being cast as the lead in the David O. Russell film adaptation, and he says it isn’t as done a deal as everyone thinks.
Mark Wahlberg isn’t anywhere near to being confirmed to play Nathan Drake either — it’s just Hollywood scuttlebutt, apparently. Still, I dutifully told Richmond that the Joystiq Biomass had chosen, and Nathan Fillion has our vote. Message received, Richmond responded.
If I have to hear one more of you nerds geeking out about Nathan Fillion, I swear I’m stuffing someone in a locker. Anyway, even if it’s not a “done deal” as Richmond says, news of Wahlberg’s casting came from Wahberg himself in an interview with MTV.
Just what was that puzzling David O’Russell [sic] quote, referencing a “family dynamic” in the Uncharted movie, all about, I asked Uncharted 3 game director Justin Richmond at a recent press event. He laughed. “First of all, all that stuff was denied by David O. Russell,” Richmond said. “He actually called us up and was like, ‘I don’t know what these guys are talking about.’”
Again, the “family dynamic” thing (which is pretty broad) came from a direct quote from David O. Russell in the LA Times, so it’s hard to know how trustworthy this guy is. I’ll be honest, this story doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. All I know is that it’s all over the internet, it’s about the planned Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune movie, and last time I posted something about that, everyone crapped their pants, as if this is finally going to be the video game movie that doesn’t gargle monster hog nuts like the last 50. Look, I like David O. Russell twice as much as the next dude, but even I ain’t rushing to kick the football on this one. Unless Drake is from Mass and the “family dynamic” means trashy sisters. “Why ah you goin lookin’ fah treasah in Nepawl? Ya think yoah too good foah ya famdly now? That MTV whoah put you up to this, didn’t she! …FACK YOU, I AM SOBAH!”