One would think that the adventure-seeking descendant of world famous British explorer Sir Francis Drake was a role that Mark Wahlberg was born to play. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, Collider reports. The 45-year-old actor/producer was at one time attached to the film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series in the lead role, but that was apparently back when his buddy David O. Russell was attached as director.
The film has rolled through a number of prospective directors over the years—including Russell, Neil Burger (Divergent), and Seth Gordon (Baywatch)—but it seems to have landed in the lap of Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy. That presumably does not work for Wahlberg, who revealed to We Got This Covered that he’s rescinded his brand from the project, saying, “As of now, no, I’m not attached.”
What a wasted opportunity. He even had the “no”s down pat.