In an interview with Fandom, Nolan North believes that Chris Pine would make an ideal choice for the role of Nathan Drake in an Uncharted movie.
The voice actor, best known for his voiceover work as Nathan Drake, and cannibal antagonist David from The Last Of Us, discussed how he’d actively encouraged Pine to take on the role if offered.
In the interview, North said: “I actually got to watch Chris Pine work [on the set of Star Trek: Into Darkness]…and finally one time in the makeup trailer I said, ‘Hey, if a script called Uncharted ever comes across your agent’s desk, you should take a good hard look at it, because I think you’d be the perfect character for it.’”
However, North doesn’t believe that a film adaptation of Uncharted is “a very good idea for video games,” citing that “Uncharted is a movie, and you [the player] are the star of that game…you’re Nathan Drake, not me.”
North once again sang Pine’s praises at the end of the interview, saying: ”If they were doing a 1:1 [adaptation], Chris Pine’s got the everyman quality, the charm, the humor.”
Back in March, the Uncharted film adaptation was forced to delay production due to COVID-19. On top of the worldwide pandemic, numerous directors (six) had previously joined and subsequently left the project. These include Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy and Dan Trachtenberg, the director of the acclaimed 10 Cloverfield Lane. Ruben Fleischer, the man behind Venom, became the latest director to be connected to the film.
The untitled Uncharted adaptation is set to star Spider-Man’s Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Tati Gabrielle, and Sophia Allen. The adaptation is to be written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the creative minds behind Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Men In Black: International.