Mark Wahlberg set to play Sully in Uncharted movie

midian182

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Variety reports that Wahlberg is now in final talks to play Drake’s mentor. At 48 years old, he’s certainly younger than the Sully from the PlayStation-exclusive series of games, though the movie sounds like it will be set years earlier.

Back in 2010, Wahlberg was going to play Drake, with director David O. Russell expected to be behind the camera. This version was supposedly about "a crime family that metes out justice in the world of art and antiquities," which sounds little like the games, but both actor and director left the project a year later.

Now, Wahlberg is back, thanks to Sony re-imagining the movie as an origin story. This time he’s taking on the role of Sully. He’ll be joined by Bumblebee director Travis Knight, while Spider-Man’s Tom Holland takes on the role of a young Drake.

It’ll still be a while before the Uncharted movie hits the big screen, but it’s finally starting to take shape. Let’s hope it’s better than the majority of video game adaptations, which tend to vary from okay-ish to absolute garbage.

In other video game-based movie news, check out the new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer, which features a redesigned blue hero.

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amstech

IT Overlord
Some movies look like they are going to be amazing cough 'new Hellboy cough' and they stink. Some movies look like they might be absolute crap (Joker) and they turn out great.
I very rarely visit Rotten Tomatoes now and my movie going experience has been much better, but my point? Don't judge to quickly, Wahlberg was awesome in 'The Departed' and it could be a good flic.
 

Manya3084

TS Booster
With the power of sonic, Reddit can change this....if it looks crap....and if people actually care about Reddit.
Sorry, no one cares about Reddit.
 

Vashables

TS Rookie
Sully? Sully is old lol. Much better fit to play Drake lol
Very true, but it's going to be a origin story and Tom Holland is playing young Drake so that means Sully will be younger too. This could work well but video game movies never meet expectations so don't hold your breath. :D

"Now, Wahlberg is back, thanks to Sony re-imagining the movie as an origin story. This time he’s taking on the role of Sully. He’ll be joined by Bumblebee director Travis Knight, while Spider-Man’s Tom Holland takes on the role of a young Drake."