Mark Wahlberg Climbs Aboard Sony’s Uncharted Movie

Variety brings word today that Mark Wahlberg has climbed aboard Uncharted in the role of Victor “Sully” Sullivan, treasure hunter and all-around father figure to Nathan Drake.

Providing Wahlberg and Sony reach an agreement, the Transformers actor will join Tom Holland for the PlayStation-inspired blockbuster. And fun fact: Wahlberg was originally tipped to play the adult Drake long before Sony’s video game movie was sent back to the drawing board, at a time when David O. Russell (whom Wahlberg collaborated with on The Fighter) was in the director’s chair.

Word is Mark Wahlberg’s interest in the project never waned, even when the Powers That Be decided to angle it more as an origin story featuring Tom Holland as the younger Drake. And so, after losing directors Dan Trachtenberg and Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) to creative differences, and appointing Travis Knight at the helm, it seems Sony’s Uncharted
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