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Nathan Fillion Stars In & Produces Uncharted Short Film, Bringing Dream Casting To Life

Go watch this unofficial short before Sony and Naughty Dog banish it into oblivion.


Nathan Fillion, the actor known for his roles as Captain Malcolm in Firefly and as the title character in the crime-comedy Castle, has regularly appeared as the dream choice to play Nathan Drake in the elusive live-action Uncharted film from Sony Pictures. The most recent rumors suggest that Spider-man Homecoming's Tom Holland will be playing a young Nathan in the film, but Fillion has embraced the role in a fan-made short film. Watch the short, which comes to almost fifteen minutes, before Sony inevitably shuts it all down.

The short, spotted by Kotaku, is directed by Allan Ungar and written by Unger and Jesse Wheeler. Producer credits include Ungar, Wheeler, Louis Sallerson, Bruno Marino, and Nathan Fillion himself. In a bit of surprise, Stephen Lang also stars in the short as Victor "Sully" Sullivan. Fillion has a lot on his plate these days with the debut of his new cop show The Rookie, but potentially having Tom Holland build the series of films before a time-jump to an older Drake with Fillion in the role would be interesting.

Holland is related to another instance where a fan-casting was brought to life. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was the focus of an online campaign to cast him as Miles Morales and ended up getting a role as Miles's uncle in Spider-man: Homecoming. Whether this is Fillion's official campaign for a role in the movies or simply a treat for fans, we should be glad its here.

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