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Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci may finally be reuniting.

There’s a plan afoot for them to co-star in “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.”

David O. Russell–who’s just about to release “The Fighter”–has been developing a film from the popular video game.

Russell also may have Mark Wahlberg on board for the Columbia Pictures film.

Right now, the script is being composed from scratch. Word is the actual video game didn’t have much there aside from a concept and a name.

Russell didn’t fork over any plot points at last night’s premiere of “The Fighter.” But sources say the story will have something to do with antiquities dealers in New York.

DeNiro and Pesci famously teamed up in five movies: GoodFellas, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America, A Bronx Tale, and Raging Bull.

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  1. Nathan Fillion should get the part. I feel like Wahlberg is getting the part handed to him because he has a bigger name. The thing is that this movie should be marketed towards the gamers who have already spent a ton of money on the games, they are the people who would go see this movie. It also has the potential to reach mass audiences, as the storyline is reminiscent of the old Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider Plots. Nathan has been gunning for the role, getting fans to even come to his aid. An actor who wants a role that badly should at least be considered, and Nathan has proven he has the acting chops for the role. Nathan already has a large fanbase that most likely has also played the game. The right choice is obvious, but obviously the director is going for big name draws over trying to create a new, unique action hero and franchise as Naughty Dog did with the Uncharted Games. In my opinion, things are no looking that great for the Uncharted movie. Also…. why do we even NEED a movie of this? Playing the games is like playing interactive movies, they’re brilliant. This is further proof that I should give up all faith in hollywood’s creativity.

  2. Personally I think Nathan Fillion should play Nathan Drake. First and foremost he kinda looks like him, second he is a great actor, third he sounds uncannily like him, and fourth the character was loosely based off one his most famous and loved characters, Malcolm Reynolds. It’s not like he is not experienced or not well known. He has been the starring role in many movies and shows along with big names actors like Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass.

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  4. “Word is the actual video game didn’t have much there aside from a concept and a name.”

    You obviously have nobody saying any words Roger Friedman, because Drake’s Fortune has a better script and story than most movies these days. Word is you need to do your research. That’s the WORD.

  5. […] y con Universal buscando una fecha donde encajarla para que no sufra en su viaje taquillero. El rumor grotesco de la jornada lo pone Showbiz411.com diciendo que Robert De Niro y Joe Pesci podría volver a trabajar juntos en el cine […]

  6. I have to call BS on this one; It’d be too damaging to the franchise to cause confusion with actors who are much older than the current source material and identity Sony/Naughty Dog have created. Russell would be doing a disservice to fans if he were to change that very specific dynamic and may risk losing support of the very fanbase Sony is trying to attract with the movie.

    – AllThingsUNCHARTED.com

  7. […] Reports are surfacing that the two actors may be teaming up in David O. Russell’s movie adaptation of Uncharted.  The likely hood of this occuring seems pretty plausiable as it appears the script for the movie is an original that is not taking much from the actual games outside of a name.  Other gaming news outlets are stating that the story involves an antiquities dealers from New York.  Sounds thrilling!  As long as there is some neck stabbing pen action and a few “Are you talking to me?!” lines, I’d be on board to watch this dynamic duo on the silver screen once again.   Hit the jump for more information on this odd piece of news – ShowBiz411 […]

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