It has been reported that Mark Wahlberg, the executive producer of hit HBO show Entourage, could be set to play Drake in the movie version of Uncharted. Mark was initially lined up by director David O Russell, who worked with Wahlberg on The Fighter and had been brought in to direct Uncharted the movie.
David O Russell was apparently also considering Scarlett Johansson for the role of Elena, however Russell has since left the project and Limitless director Neil Burger has since been brought in. It is not yet known if Neil has agreed to sign up either Wahlberg or Johansson.
The original script for the Uncharted movie was also believed to have brought in Drakes family on the adventure, which many fans have criticised. It is now believed that the screenplay is being re-evaluated and adapted with the possibility of rewriting it all together. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is pencilled in for a 2013 release but it could yet be a longer wait than that. Watch this space.