We wondered last week what exactly Nathan Fillion was teasing with his not-so-cryptic Instagram posts and it turns out that his Uncharted project is not tied to the Sony-produced film at all. Instead, his turn as the charismatic Nathan Drake is part of an all-too-short fan film directed by Allan Ungar.
The film has an agonisingly brief fifteen-minute runtime and stars Nathan Fillion, of Firefly and Castle fame, in the role that fans have dreamed of seeing him in for a decade. And let’s cut to the chase, he was perfect as Drake. I literally couldn’t imagine anyone else pulling it off as well, Fillion and Drake go together like bacon and eggs. The short film also stars Avatar’s Stephen Lang as the gruff but lovable Sully.
The short film is a passion project for its creators, and it’s explicitly stated at the start that it is indeed unauthorised and isn’t endorsed by Sony or Uncharted’s creators, Naughty Dog.