'Uncharted' Film Eyeing Bryan Cranston For Key Supporting Role

'Uncharted' Film Eyeing Bryan Cranston For Key Supporting Role

Obligatory Breaking Bad joke, and one Malcolm in the Middle reference for good measure! The upcoming Uncharted movie is apparently looking at Breaking Bad, Sneaky Pete, and Malcolm Middle star Bryan Cranston to play a major part in the upcoming video game film adaptation.

According to That Hashtag Show, Sony Pictures is looking at casting Cranston as a supporting character in the film. It's not been confirmed which character he would be playing, which is set to be an origin film for protagonist Nathan Drake, as proposed and played by Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: Civil War star Tom Holland.

THS theorized that Cranston would be playing Sullivan, the partner and friend to Nathan Drake in the Uncharted game series. Screen Rant posits that, since he's older than the actors Holland proposed to play Sullivan at this point in time, Mr. Cranston would more likely be a villain.

'Uncharted' Film Eyeing Bryan Cranston For Key Supporting Role
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I think he should play an older, wiser Nathan Drake reminiscing on his younger days.

Not really, but everyone else got to have a theory, so I'm going with one too.

Here's a better one: he plays Nathan's loving, older, rough but affectionate husband, and the two have a family of corgis. I mean, this is provided that Holland is playing a 20-something Nathan Drake by the time the movie is being filmed.

Anyway, for those who don't know, Uncharted is a videogame series by studio Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive. It's an Indiana Jones-inspired series about a charismatic and daring thief/explorer by the name of Nathan Drake, who travels the world looking for valuable artifacts to take and turn over for a profit. It has four games under its belt with a fifth coming out which is not about Drake.

Clearly, this film is still in its very early stages of production, so a release date is likely still far off. Shawn Levy of Stranger Things fame is currently attached to the project. We'll keep you posted here with further developments.

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About Joshua Davison

Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.
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