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This "Uncharted" Fan Film Starring Nathan Fillion Is So Damn Good

Nathan Drake played by Nathan Fillion? THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

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If you're a PlayStation owner, you probably know about Uncharted, aka one of the best video game franchises ever made.

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For the uninitiated, it's kinda like a modern-day Indiana Jones. It focuses on Nathan Drake, the descendent of Sir Francis Drake, as he searches the globe for lost cities and treasures like El Dorado.

And you probably also know that fans have been begging for a live-action movie with Nathan Fillion in the lead role for years.

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Well, thanks to filmmaker Allan Ungar, a live-action short film actually exists, and yes, it stars Nathan Fillion!

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BuzzFeed spoke to Allan Ungar, the writer and director of the short film, about how it all came to be.

"I've always been a huge fan of the franchise," Ungar said. "And I thought Nathan was the only guy who could bring this to life, it seems that's how a lot of people felt."

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Ungar was put in contact with Fillion through a mutual friend, and Fillion loved the idea so much that he agreed to do it while he had free time between shows. The rest is history.

"Nathan's the biggest geek of all," Ungar said. And after Hollywood has been trying again and again to get an Uncharted movie off the ground (there's currently an origin movie starring Tom Holland in the works), Ungar said that both he and Fillion were "tired of waiting."
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"Nathan's the biggest geek of all," Ungar said. And after Hollywood has been trying again and again to get an Uncharted movie off the ground (there's currently an origin movie starring Tom Holland in the works), Ungar said that both he and Fillion were "tired of waiting."

Oh, and the brilliant casting of Stephen Lang — or "Slang," as Ungar calls him — came from Ungar having worked with him on his previous film, Gridlocked.

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Ungar said that he would more than happy to continue the project as a film or digital series if he's approached about it, but he's also simply thrilled with the response it's gotten thus far from fans.

"If this thing just lives and dies as what it is, and people love it, and people spread it, and we shake the internet a little bit, that is OK with me," Ungar said.
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"If this thing just lives and dies as what it is, and people love it, and people spread it, and we shake the internet a little bit, that is OK with me," Ungar said.

So how about it, Hollywood? Let's make it happen!

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