New Uncharted Fan Film Features Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake

New Uncharted Fan Film Features Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake

Drake's in a tight squeeze.

Nathan Fillion has starred in Castle, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other iconic TV shows.

This film has zero involvement from Sony or Naughty Dog - who are now preparing their own prequel film, starring Tom Holland and directed by Stranger Things' Shawn Levy - but it does manage to surpass a lot of video game adaptations in that it is actually super enjoyable.

From the beginning of the Uncharted games, it's pretty clear exactly who Naughty Dog had in mind to play dashing adventurer/historian/thief Nathan Drake: Nathan Fillion.

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"Fan film" is imperative stuff here, both for its loudly unofficial status and for its limited scope, but there's no arguing the production's love of the game series. Eventually, he breaks free from his handcuffs (using a metal arrow taken from a compass on his person), beats henchmen up, and discovers a treasure-filled office, at which point Drake waxes historically about tantalizing relics.

Behind-the-back action sequence. Nice touch. It opens with a quote from a famous explorer, and Fillion's Nathan Drake is on-point.

The short, directed by Canadian filmmaker Allan Ungar, encapsulates many familiar elements of the Uncharted games from Naughty Dog: obscure historical references, the promise of treasure through the means of overly elaborate puzzles and clues, cheesy villains, and quips galore from our favorite treasure hunter. Fillion said jokingly that "if Sony wants to make a movie and they want me to be in it, they know my number and they can give me a ring", but also added that he is "super duper excited to see what Sony has in store" for the Uncharted movie and seeing what becomes of it. If you've ever pinned a towel around your neck for a cape, or donned a fedora and almost put your eye out with a homemade whip, this is for you. Ungar revealed himself as a "passionate" fan of Uncharted according to Fillion, and after meeting with Ungar earlier this year, the team gathered in May to shoot and produce the 14-minute short film. Thank you, @naughty_dog_inc, for creating such a wonderful archetype.

What do you think of the fan-made film?

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