Ryan Reynolds Was ‘Really Close’ To Playing Nathan Drake In Uncharted Movie

Once upon a time there were plans for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted games to head on over to the silver screen as a movie aimed towards adults and directed by Joe Carnahan.

The director of The A-Team has now spilled the beans on some of the plans for the movie, which was scrapped in favour of a script featuring a younger Nathan Drake played by Tom Holland.

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Carnahan admitted to Discussing Film [via VG247] that Ryan Reynolds was a strong contender for the role of the one and only Nathan Drake, saying: “It was definitely skewed to an adult audience and I think that Ryan Reynolds was very, very close to doing it and they called his options on Deadpool and took him out of consideration. But I think he was really close to playing Drake.”

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As for his plans for the movie, Carnahan explained: “My version of Uncharted was we spent a few pages with a 14 year-old Drake like in the third [game]. And then you went to the Drake that everybody knows. The script was fantastic, I was very, very pleased with how the script came out. It was really entertaining, funny and it worked. Who knows, they might use portions of it.”

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Carnahan then took a dig at Naughty Dog veteran and creative director of Uncharted 4, Neil Druckmann. Speaking of the canned movie project, Carnahan said his main goal was “to make Amy [Hennig, original writer of the Uncharted games] happy.”

Speaking of Druckmann, he added: “I think whatshisface – I’m not a fan – the guy that kind of stole credit for it…”

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Carnahan then called Druckmann a “jerkoff,” and said “there was a bit of saboteuring there going on with Naughty Dog. Amy created that world and she was the one that I really wanted to please. That other guy, whatever the hell his name is, he’s a hitchhiker.”


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